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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 ElJamoquio View Post
    .... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.

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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!
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    Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

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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.
    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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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.
    You can further the brotherhood of man by eliminating class.
    You can lift the wage earner up by equalizing earnings.
    You can bring about prosperity by overturning the holders of power.
    You can strengthen the weak by eating the the strong.
    You can help the poor by destroying the rich.

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