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Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

"We Shall Not Forget"

World War I - 1914-1918

 
 
"We Shall Not Forget" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
1. "We Shall Not Forget" Marker
Inscription.  
In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1872-1918

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.

 
Erected by Gonzales County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, World I.
 
Location. 29° 30.403′ N, 97° 26.18′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fair Street and St. Lawrence Street on North Fair Street. The marker
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and cannon are located in the western section of the Gonzales City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company L, First Texas Infantry (a few steps from this marker); "The Great War" (a few steps from this marker); 1825 Kerr's Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kerr's Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eggleston House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sarah Ponton Eggleston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Forest Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Historic Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
 
Also see . . .  John McCrae.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on December 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The "We Shall Not Forget" Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
2. The "We Shall Not Forget" Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Guelph Museums, circa 1914
3. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
Canadian Army Medical Corps - World War I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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