The Flower of Remembrance
The Flower of Remembrance
The Flower of Remembrance

The Flower of Remembrance

This was the poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada’s First Brigade Artillery. It expressed McCrae’s grief over the “row on row” of graves of soldiers who had died on Flanders’ battlefields, located in a region of western Belgium and northern France. The poem presented a striking image of the bright red flowers blooming among the rows of white crosses and became a rallying cry to all who fought in the First World War. The first printed version of it reportedly was in December 1915, in the British magazine Punch.

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day celebration at 9 a.m. in the Breckenridge Athletic and Fine Arts Facility - All Veterans and families are invited. Veterans will be escorted in on the main floor. Families may be seated in bleachers among students from Breckenridge ISD.


Breckenridge American

114 East Elm Street

PO Box 871

Breckenridge, Texas 76424

Phone: (254) 559-5412
Fax: (940) 228-0589