Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

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Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby Anubis » 11 Nov 2008, 12:36

Let's remember those who paid the ultimate price...

In Flanders Fields
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 (1872 - 1918)

And ...

to those mates I served with ...

"We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."

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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby bismarck » 11 Nov 2008, 13:09

Amen to that, Anubis.

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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby TheGingerMan » 11 Nov 2008, 14:27

May their suffering and sacrifice not be forgotten.
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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby olm » 11 Nov 2008, 15:15

Lest we forget...

Always remember what they did for us.

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Age shall not weary them
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At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them
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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 11 Nov 2008, 16:49

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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby sandman » 11 Nov 2008, 17:00

Say what you will about the politicians that foment all this nonsense. These men and women are the ones who pay the price. They're not the slimy greaseball corrupt fuckwads. They're people, just like you and me.
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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby Elegua » 11 Nov 2008, 17:14

When you see millions of the mouthless dead
Across your dreams in pale battalions go,
Say not soft things as other men have said,
That you'll remember. For you need not so.
Give them not praise. For, deaf, how should they know
It is not curses heaped on each gashed head?
Nor tears. Their blind eyes see not your tears flow.
Nor honour. It is easy to be dead.
Say only this, 'They are dead.' Then add thereto,
'Yet many a better one has died before.'
Then, scanning all the o'ercrowded mass, should you
Perceive one face that you loved heretofore,
It is a spook. None wears the face you knew.
Great death has made all his for evermore.

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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby kjmillig » 11 Nov 2008, 20:15

Let's not forget those who are still among us who served/are serving to keep men (and women) free.
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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby Buttercup » 11 Nov 2008, 20:25

Nope, two of my former classmates are in Afghanistan right now. Hope you're keeping safe, guys.

Just took part in the armistice ceremony at work. The Union Jack was flown (In Britland, flags are rarely flown) and some former members of my company came to lay the wreath of poppies on the remembrance monument in the quad. Then the bugle and the two minutes' silence.
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Re: Armistice / Remembrance / Veterans Day

Postby jimipresley » 11 Nov 2008, 20:42

Please do not think me cynical nor disrespectful, but I have to quote my favourite poem:

at the goingdown of the sun
and in the morning
i try to remember them
but their names
are ordinary names
and their causes are thighbones
tugged excitedly from the soil
by frenchchildren
on picnics
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