Lest we forget.

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Harry Eales
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Lest we forget.

Post by Harry Eales » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:01 am

On Sunday 9th November at 11.0am in City's, Towns, Villages and Hamlets throughout the free world, people will gather at War Memorials both great and small, to remember those who died defending freedom.

Rememberance Day started after the end of 'The War to end all Wars' and spread to all countries who fought with the 'Entente Powers' between 1914 and 1918.

In March 2008 the last French Soldier to serve in WW1 passed away, surprisingly there are three British and a further three British Empire soldiers along with at least one American WW1 veteran, who are still with us. These men are all between 107 and 112 years of age. The last patrol of a host of men numbering in their millions who went into the meat grinding machine that were the trenches in France and Belgium. Soon living memory of that war will pass over the horizon as these 'precious few' leave us and go to join their comrades.

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.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae. Canadian Army. 1916.

There is usually a two minute silence between 11.00 and 11.02am. It is not much of your life to give up to remembering those who gave their all, in all wars.

With Respect,

Never kick a sleeping Lion in the balls, unless you have a foolproof way of dealing with his teeth.

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Post by Roofuss » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:00 pm

Thank You , to all our vets, past and present for the freedoms we all enjoy today . Remember freedom IS NOT free :!: