During World War I Lieutenant Colonel John McCrea from Guelph Ontario who was there with the Canadian forces wrote a poem while gazing sadly at the recent grave site of his friend Alex Hemer. As John gazed around he noticed that the only thing growing amongst the crosses were the poppies which inspired his immortal poem “In Flanders Fields”.
My old Jury band mate Bruce Walker recently had to endure the butchering of Mr. McCrea’s poem at a Remembrance Day service so upon returning home he picked up his guitar and decided to give the famous poem a melody. Bruce dedicates his version of “In Flanders Fields” to all the fallen soldiers in all wars.
Nice work Bruce and know that the rest of The Jury were there with you in spirit.