“In Flanders Fields”


During World War I Lieutenant Colonel John McCrea a Canadian from Guelph Ontario was paying his last respects at the gravesite of his good friend Alex Hemer when he noticed that the only thing growing amongst all the crosses were poppies. As he sadly looked around at all the graves he was inspired to write his immortal poem “In Flanders Fields.”
My old Jury bandmate Bruce Walker after enduring the butchering of Mr. McCrea’s poem at a Remembrance Day service recently decided upon returning home to pick up his guitar, turn on his tape recorder and give the famous poem a melody. 
Bruce dedicates his version of “In Flanders Fields” to all the fallen soldiers in all wars. Beautiful work Bruce and know that the rest of the “The Jury” were definitely there with you in spirit as you recorded it. geo




4 thoughts on ““In Flanders Fields”

  1. Thanks George, we used the CD at our Remembrance Day Service this morning. It has become so popular that we had to move it to a neighbouring church hall.

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