In Flanders Fields – Bruce Walker (The Jury) 11/11/18

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At some point during the Great War, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrea, (pictured above) a Canadian from Guelph Ontario was visiting the gravesite of his good friend Alex Hemer to pay his last respects. While doing so, he noticed that the only thing that appeared to be growing amongst all the crosses were poppies. As he sadly gazed around at the final resting place of the fallen soldiers, he was inspired to write his immortal poem, “In Flanders Fields.”
My old bandmate from The Jury, Bruce Walker, (shown below) after enduring the butchering of Mr. McCrea’s poem at a Remembrance Day service, decided upon returning home to plug in his guitar and give the famous poem a melody.
Bruce dedicates his version of “In Flanders Fields” to all the fallen soldiers from all wars.
It’s a beautiful and haunting work Bruce, and know this, the rest of the “The Jury” were there with you in spirit as you recorded it.
 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “In Flanders Fields – Bruce Walker (The Jury) 11/11/18

  1. Finally, a version of this greatest of poems that catches the sentiment exactly. Well done Mr Walker.
    George, I am sure you are quite proud .

  2. Bruce: What a great tribute to our fallen fathers. They gave us such an incredible gift of a free country and your gift back to them will probably reach up to them.

    God Bless, Easter Quail.

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