Remembrance Day/Armistice Day/Veterans' Day

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  1. Nonskimmer

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    To all who've served, and who presently serve, that others may live in freedom. Thank you. :salute:



    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


    Remember them always.
     

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    Thanks to all the men and women. My blessings to you all.
     
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    Lest We Forget :salute:
     
  4. ndicki

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    Showing respect and gratitude is a good thing. Back it up with action - give what you can afford to the Ex-Services Charity in your country.
     
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    Veterans and current serving soldiers, I thank you for your service. :salute:
     
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    To all my fellow brothers at arms, I thank u from the deepest parts of my soul for all that u have contributed, forfeited and sacrificed...
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    From the lowely E-1 cook to the Officer corps, the time u spent in the protection of various freedoms, ur deeds and heroic actions will never be forgotten...
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    Here is something that I found in one of the magazines I get.
    Memory of Marc
    By Lynn M. Cifka

    A flag will always wave in the wind,
    like a soldier standing tall.

    Stars sparkling like the medals on his chest,
    reminding us of freedom, and grateful for another day.

    A nation dries their eyes from tears that were wept

    A mother embraces the flag that encircled his casket,
    closing her eyes in silent prayer.

    Let us remember all who have fallen - A promise kept.
     
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    The Ode to Remembrance

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
    Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.

    Lest we Forget :salute:
     
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    To those who have fallen, we shall not forget.
     
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    you guys know who lives close by that is a vet. go out to a cermeony, call or e-mail. Remember and give thanks.

    thanks to all who have served and will ...........

    be one step above !

    E ~
     
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    After the ceremonies today, I did something I hadn't done in years. I had a drink (or two or three or four...) at the Legion with my grandad. :)

    I saw a few old fellas who I hadn't seen since I was a kid, and we drank to some who are no longer with us. He introduced me to a few I'd never met before too. God damn, it was a good day. Bless their hearts, the lot of 'em. :salute:
     
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    Never forget. :salute:

    I've given £2 to the Legion, and wear my poppy with pride.
     
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    Thank you to all the Vets curently serving, that have served and those who are at eternal rest.

    God Bless you all!!

    I salute you.
     
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    I went to the local VFW Legion yesterday evening and had a good time drinking a few and telling old stories.... Should have seen these guys light up when they learned I was a former Navy SEAL.... Too freakin funny as I was just an E-5 doin my job... Met up with a Airforce Combat Controller who I had briefly worked with in Somolia way back when... Nice to play catch-up so to speak...

    There were quite a few guys there who were very emotional about freinds lost... Its tough getting together and thinking of those who died in the line of duty... Always looking for answers they'll never ever find unfortunatly... I was hugging guys I've never met before, and being the non-hugging kind of guy that I am, it was an experience...
     
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    Just got to sit down again - yesterday, the 11th, in Paris, at the Commonwealth Service of Remembrance in Notre Dame Cathedral, and today, Sunday, in our Alglican church in Fontainebleau - I was responsible for the accessories: see the pic.

    It is not much in view of what we owe.
     

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    still receiving thank you's from US fighter pilots this morn, upon my thank you for serving to them; one expressed unsettlement and fear that "we" will be going through the same thing very soon
     
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    I, as I always do, watched the Cenetaph ceremony today, emotional as ever.........
     
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    you know i miss my dad on days like rememberance day and for an Aussie like me ANZAC Day 25th April 1915, When Australian and New Zealanders went ashore at Gallipoli to fight Johnny Turk. And each and every year since then we remember all Australians and New Zealanders on the 25th April who have served in all wars. I miss my dad because prior to his passing away in 1994 I use to take him to ANZAC Day parades for nearly 15 years prior to his death. It became part of our family tradition that I would drive him into the city for him to meet his old comrades in arms and they would then go onto the march and later him and his mates would go and have a few beers in memory of old mates who couldn't be with them on that day. Dad went to 49 ANZAC Days through his life. Do i miss him on Rememberance Day yes I do miss him. And every time i see the old Diggers march on Rememberance Day or ANZAC Day i remember my father and i remember his mates and the day of my father's funeral and his mates placing poppies on his coffin which was draped with the Australian Flag with an Australian Slouched Hat and RAAF Cap as dad saw service in both Army and Airforce during WW2. Yes I remember alright
     
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