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Memorial Day: City Closed- American Legion Celebration at 10a.

The City of Wagoner offices will be closed for Memorial Day on May 25th.
Emergency Services will remain open.  City offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:30a.

Don't miss the American Legion Post 153 Special Memorial Day Celebration at 10a. Monday, May 25th
at the Wagoner County Courthouse.  

Have a safe Memorial Day as we remember those who served our country
and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place; and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

        In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

        In Flanders fields.

John McCrae was a poet, physician (surgeon), author and serving soldier during World War I.. On May 3, 1915 he composed the poem Flanders Field ,while setting in the back of a medical ambulance after the death and funeral of a close friend.  HIs friend was buried in the field with a simple white cross and  hundreds of red poppies blooming.
The red poppy has become an international symbol of Memorial Day.