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In Remembrance....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TOLady, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. 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.

    (please, no political comments.... just a moment to remember)
  2. Very touching Sandi. Especially in the year of
    the Veteran. ( in Canada ). To forget the sacrifices
    that were made by our veterans so many years ago
    would surely be an unforgiveable disgrace. So I
    present this tribute to the veterans that have kept
    us safe and out of harms way.





    Lest We Never Forget

  3. Thankyou Mark and Robin. There was a flyover at 11:00AM here in Toronto of some old war planes (probably out of Trenton). I could hear them but didn't get to the window in time to see them. Sounded like Merlins so maybe they were some Lancs?

    Mark, it was eerie to hear the Last Post on that link you've posted.... Thankyou.

    Robin, those are very good shots of the service. Very poignant. Thanks for sharing them.
  4. I can never forget Sandi. My father was in WW2.
    He would not talk about the war much except to say
    that he was on "the beach" and that he lost some very
    good friends there. So we remember....

  5. general


    Apr 30, 2005
    We will remember them

    On Memorial Day, 1983 I was honored to be the principal speaker at two of the military cemetaries in Belgium. At the first I used a verse from Laurance Binyon's poem, The Fallen, as the theme:

    "They shall grow not 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."

    It is still appropriate.
  6. Very nice General, and extremely appropriate.

  7. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Let's all raise our cups on this day of remembrance to the fallen heroes of our countries in wars past and present, for their gallantry and sacrifices.
  8. Hear hear, and amen.
  9. GaryW

    GaryW Guest

    Thank you for this thread, Sandi.

    We Americans tend to think that WE won the war, single-handedly. I'm a Texan, but today, I would be speaking German if it weren't for the Canadians, British, French Resistance, Spanish, and many more brave soldiers who fought for the Allies in WWII.

    Instead, being a Texan, I can barely speak English anyway! lol
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