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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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    I thought that was memorial day...
    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    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.


    IN FLANDERS FIELDS
    The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
    By Lieutenant Colonel 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

    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Today, I Remember. Thanks to all that serve, will serve, have served and especially to those that made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Lest We Forget!
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    In Memoriam:

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

    3. An Irish Airman foresees his Death


    I KNOW that I shall meet my fate
    Somewhere among the clouds above;
    Those that I fight I do not hate
    Those that I guard I do not love;
    My country is Kiltartan Cross, 5
    My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
    No likely end could bring them loss
    Or leave them happier than before.
    Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
    Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, 10
    A lonely impulse of delight
    Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
    I balanced all, brought all to mind,
    The years to come seemed waste of breath,
    A waste of breath the years behind 15
    In balance with this life, this death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    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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