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Old 11-11-13, 10:44 AM   #1
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Today, I Remember. Thanks to all that serve, will serve, have served and especially to those that made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Lest We Forget!

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Old 11-11-13, 11:07 AM   #2
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I thought that was memorial day...
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Old 11-11-13, 11:09 AM   #3
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Today, I Remember. Thanks to all that serve, will serve, have served and especially to those that made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Lest, We Forget!
Thanks for posting this.


[h=1]IN FLANDERS FIELDS
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae[/h]
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

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

I just returned from a local cenotaph and observed the timely fly by of a Lancaster bomber. A touching ceremony.
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Today is Canada's equivalent to Memorial Day.
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Old 11-11-13, 03:29 PM   #5
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I think the US is unique in setting Nov 11 (Armistice day) as a memorial for all veterans (all conflicts, peacetime, living and deceased). Memorial day originated before WWI
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Old 11-11-13, 09:18 PM   #7
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In Memoriam:

W.B. Yeats (1865–1939). The Wild Swans at Coole. 1919.

3. An Irish Airman foresees his Death


[TABLE="align: center"]
[TR]
[TD="align: left"]I KNOW that I shall meet my fate[/TD]
[TD="align: right"][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="align: left"]Somewhere among the clouds above;[/TD]
[TD="align: right"][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="align: left"]Those that I fight I do not hate[/TD]
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[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="align: left"]Those that I guard I do not love;[/TD]
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[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="align: left"]My country is Kiltartan Cross,[/TD]
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[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="align: left"]My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]No likely end could bring them loss[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]Or leave them happier than before.[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]A lonely impulse of delight[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]Drove to this tumult in the clouds;[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]I balanced all, brought all to mind,[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]The years to come seemed waste of breath,[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]A waste of breath the years behind[/TD]
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[TD="align: left"]In balance with this life, this death.[/TD]
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I thought that was memorial day...
No, that ship sailed in May, I think.


This is Veterinarians day!

Or Vegetarians Day!

Just Kidding!

Thank Service Members, from Merchant Marine to down and dirty Marine, the Fly Boys and their support, the Grunts, the Doggies, the Tunnel Rats, the Spooks (maybe), the CO's that still served and died so rich bastards could not send their sons into mortal combat and still be President of These United Snakes.
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