In Flanders Fields – Bruce Walker (The Jury)


During the Great War, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrea, a Canadian from Guelph Ontario was at the gravesite of his good friend Alex Hemer to pay his last respects when he noticed that the only thing growing amongst all the crosses were poppies. As he sadly gazed around at the final resting place of his friend and the rest of the fallen soldiers buried there, 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 recently, 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.
Beautiful and haunting work Bruce and know this, the rest of the “The Jury” were there with you in spirit as you recorded it. geo



10 thoughts on “In Flanders Fields – Bruce Walker (The Jury)

  1. A most timely, and beautifully framed note on a special day George. Maybe the World is not going crazy! Thank your friend for making this Holiday, something meaningful, again. jim h

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