I learned the poem, “In Flanders Fields” when I was in Elementary school.  I was 8 or 9. My reasons for learning it were actually quite silly, and I might recount that another day, but it always stuck with me.

If you don’t know the significance, please go read this Wikipedia artcle now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields

We’ll wait.

This is the start of Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. For some, it’s just another holiday weekend and the symbolic start of Summer. Others take it more seriously. I only ask that you keep safety in mind, drink responsibly, and take a moment to remember the fallen.

Please feel free to copy and share this image, if you like, just don’t take my name off.

Oh, I’m taking the long weekend off too! TMI will be back on Tuesday, June 2nd.

Cheers!