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    Two Minutes Silence

    The day approaches, so I thought I would post this.

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918,





    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 amidst 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.
    Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918),
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    May they never be forgotten.

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    The day approaches, so I thought I would post this.
    Nothing but respect I have for the courage and sacrifice of these men, that has given us our much appreciated and often taken for granted freedom.

    I only wish that the Belgian youth was thought more about it in school, instead we learn about the dark middle ages and the roman empire, these are not unimportant but there should be learned about the recent history more , so that the youth learns about the sacrifice of so many lives to have the life they have now.

    At least it was like that in my school, maybe it changed by now, but if I talk to kids (14 - 16)of some friends of mine, I can say that they don't know much about it, let alone care about it.

    I had to read about it after school to learn about it, by now I have read lots of books about WWI and WWII so I know at least a bit of the sacrifice brought by these men and women to free my little country.

    Anyway ... it will be remembered by me, and it will take longer then 2 minutes to.

    Thanks for reminding us jinxy

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    I know i'm proud of all those that served, sacrifised themselves for what they thought was the right thing to do.

    Always remembered never forgotten, is what i say.

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    Roger That!

    As a Veteran I appreciate the sobering thought of the lives sacrificed for our freedom.


    May God Bless These and all men and women, who have and continue to set aside their lives for our comfort. Including the following.

    My Brothers. 1986-2001

    KIA (Multiple operations)

    LTJG. David Walker (USN)
    SSGT. Walter Santos (USMC) my mentor.
    Sgt. Scott Baily (USMC)
    Cpl.l Robert Baine (USMC)
    Cpl.Richard Smith (USMC)
    Seaman Tony ("Doc Thrills") Henry (USN Corpsman)

    The best ppl. I have ever known.

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    Im almost 21 and people my age dont talk about WW1 much, some dont even know anything about it but, I do and I appreciate everything they did for us future generations.
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    With thanks to Bryan Adams

    "Remembrance Day"

    For our king and our country and the promise of glory
    We came from Kingston and Brighton to fight on the front line

    Just lads from the farms and boys from the cities
    Not meant to be soldiers we lay in the trenches

    We'd face the fighting with a smile - or so we said
    If only we had known what danger lay ahead

    The sky turned to grey as we went into battle
    On the fields of Europe young men were fallin'

    I'll be back for you someday - it won't be long
    If I can just hold on 'til this bloody war is over

    The guns will be silent on Remembrance Day
    There'll be no more fighting on Remembrance Day

    By October of 18 Cambrai had fallen
    Soon the war would be over and we'd be returnin'

    Don't forget me while I'm gone far away
    Well it won't be long 'till I'm back there in your arms again

    One day soon - I don't know when
    You know we'll all be free and the bells of peace will ring again

    The time will come for you and me
    We'll be goin' home when this bloody war is ended

    The guns will be silent on Remembrance Day
    We'll all say a prayer on Remembrance Day

    On Remembrance Day - say a little prayer
    On Remembrance Day

    Well the guns will be silent
    There'll be no more fighting
    Oh we'll lay down our weapons
    On Remembrance Day


    I have been to and participated in a lot of Rememberance Day parades, I have always respected the veterans when on a miserable November 11 (up here in Nova Scotia, believe me when I say miserable), they would all form up and take the lead in the march through the city, and then to stand there for the solemn prayers and tributes of the laying of the wreaths by a host of organisations, how can you not show these men and women "Respect".



    I Wear The Poppy

    I wear the poppy, to remind me every day,

    Of the price paid by so many, on those fields so far away.

    I wear the poppy, every day so all will know,

    That I pay a silent tribute, to all the crosses in their rows.

    I wear the poppy, for all those gone to God and home,

    For all the Anzac sons and daughters, this is their special poem.

    That is why I wear the poppy, on each and every day,

    To show that I remember them, for I honour them this way.

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    One last ............ if you DARE wear a white poppy .......

    May your earholes turn to *******s and **** all over your head

    we remember our glorious dead - all sides - all colours - all religions

    not PC : BUT :
    this is OUR chance to say a simple thank you
    to all those who gave their tomorrow, so that WE can enjoy our TODAY .........


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    I only wish that the Belgian youth was thought more about it in school, instead we learn about the dark middle ages and the roman empire, these are not unimportant but there should be learned about the recent history more , so that the youth learns about the sacrifice of so many lives to have the life they have now.
    That's cause in order to understand the present one must learn about the past ....

    if you DARE wear a white poppy
    Humm white poppy ?? There is such a thing as that ??

    Im almost 21 and people my age dont talk about WW1 much, some dont even know anything about it but, I do and I appreciate everything they did for us future generations.
    I see it this way the Texan people dont talk about it simply because they cant comprehend that millions died ... Millions is something that in this hemisphere people are not use to hearing ... In a way it's something that to them it doesn't affect them at all or they refuse to acknowledge that it does ...

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    Humm white poppy ?? There is such a thing as that ??
    Yes, there is,
    from here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/rememb...ry/poppy.shtml
    The White Poppy
    The white poppy was first introduced by the Women's Co-operative Guild in 1933 and was intended as a lasting symbol for peace and an end to all wars.

    Worn on Armistice Day, now Remembrance Sunday, the white poppy was produced by the Co-operative Wholesale Society as the Royal British Legion had refused to be associated with its manufacture. While the white poppy was never intended to offend the memory of those who died in the Great war, many veterans felt that its significance undermined their contribution and the lasting meaning of the red poppy. Such was the seriousness of this issue that some women lost their jobs in the 1930s for wearing white poppies.
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