This week was a perfect time to visit the Bethlehem Rose Garden. Roses are in full bloom. Rows of color fill the park.
The varieties aren’t marked. This spectacular color caught my eye.
A pretty combination.
As I walked through, I stopped at the war memorials around the garden.
With Memorial Day a few days away, I thought of the poem we learned in elementary school.
In Flanders Fields
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army
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…
Have a wonderful Memorial day and THANK YOU to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.