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  • Rememberence Day

    In Flanders Fields
    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army

    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.
    Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
    Groucho Marx

  • #2
    Lest we forget...

    Heres to the heroes of the past, present and future. Thank you all for the freedom I love and cherish.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cactus View Post
      Lest we forget...

      Heres to the heroes of the past, present and future. Thank you all for the freedom I love and cherish.
      Amen Cactus!
      " We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on one hand and of overwhelming force on the other" - General George C. Marshall

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      • #4
        I'm proudly wearing my poppy today. Thank-you dad & all the others.
        I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
        Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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        • #5
          The veteran

          This was sent to me in my email. I have seen one other called "the soldier" that is similar however the same message holds true.
          Lest we forget.

          .................................................. .................................................. ....

          It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,

          Who has given us freedom of religion.

          It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,

          Who has given us freedom of the press.

          It is the VETERAN , not the poet,

          Who has given us freedom of speech.

          It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,

          Who has given us freedom to assemble.

          It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,

          Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

          It is the VETERAN , not the politician,

          Who has given us the right to vote.



          It is the VETERAN ,

          Who salutes the Flag,



          It is the veteran ,

          Who serves under the Flag,



          ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,

          AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
          I'm the guy you don't want to be around when your doing something wrong, but you can't wait for me to get there when your down, to fix you up...

          If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

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          • #6
            To the best of the best, HAPPY VETERAN"S DAY

            To all the VETERAN"S out there, and to all those currently serving in our military, THANK YOU for all you have done to keep us FREE.

            From 1 humble AMERICAN who is in AWE for all you have done, and continue to do, for this LAND OF THE FREE, AND HOME OF THE BRAVE.

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            • #7
              Thanks all for the kind words about our Veterans.
              http://www.laurel-and-hardy.com/ Greatest Comedy team ever!

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              • #8
                Sadly as the generations of the first & second wars fade into memory, recognition of their sacrifices and of all those who've served since receive less appreciation/respect from generations that benefit directly from their efforts


                JB diligence... there's one more line that is missing from that quote



                It is the VETERAN , not the educator,

                Whom we should thank we read/write/speak english.




                Lest we forget...
                Last edited by Maelstrom; 11-11-2007, 10:06 PM.
                "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

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                • #9
                  For our American cousins - Today is Rememberence Day in Canada, the UK & Australia? Tomorrow will be a bank & I believe a Federal Government holiday but sadly no one else celebrates it, not even schools
                  I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
                  Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Maelstrom View Post
                    Sadly as the generations of the first & second wars fade into memory, recognition of their sacrifices and of all those who've served since receive less appreciation/respect from generations that benefit directly from their efforts


                    JB diligence... there's one more line that is missing from that quote



                    It is the VETERAN , not the educator,

                    Whom we should thank we read/write/speak english.




                    Lest we forget...
                    I noticed it was missing a line as well, as is found in the poem, The Soldier:

                    It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
                    who serves beneath the flag,
                    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
                    who allows the protester to burn the flag.
                    I'm the guy you don't want to be around when your doing something wrong, but you can't wait for me to get there when your down, to fix you up...

                    If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

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