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Discussion in 'Social' started by Marlene, Nov 11, 2006.
...Happy Veteran's Day.
November 11 is also Remembrance Day (similar to Veteran's Day I think) in several countries, including the UK, Scotland and Canada.
In Flanders field the poppies blow
between the crosses row on row,
that mark our place;and in the sky
the larks,still bravely sing,fly
scarce heard among the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunsets glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In flanders field
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you with 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
Farmer that brought back a memory for me!! Not a bad one though. At age 8 I was chosen to recite that poem at our local Remembrance Day service and also place a wreath on our war memorial. I remember I felt very excited and proud of myself.
Anyways I forgot to say in the first post, thanks to all the veterans on the board!
We will never forget
People like my father who started service 15yrs old before WW2, served WW2, the Canadian militia between and the Korean War and to his brother who was lost WW2,
My mother who served in the UK land army, starting at 14 who bore to fear of german bombers with brothers and sisters in and out the the air raid shelters.
My four uncles (two UK and to Ozzies)
and to all the brave young men they fought with side by side, worldwide and to all the brave men who have fought to this day.
Lest we never forget.
there is a veterans' poem inthe poetry section for today's holiday, too. take a minute to remember their service and sacrifice, and offer up a prayer for those still living.