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Old 2008-11-10, 21:24   Link #1
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Remembrance Day

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Glad that nothing of value was lost. There be no tube if something of value was lost.
Let's remember those that gave up their youth and life so we can have ours today. It's been 90 years since the war to end all wars... it may be that the ghosts of the the modern past haunts us till this day in the Middle East, but at least we can still think about what's ahead for those that cannot anymore.
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Old 2008-11-10, 21:47   Link #2
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Fourth stanza of 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)
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Old 2008-11-10, 23:41   Link #3
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The First World War was a disaster for Europe, but for the majority of the world (Asia, the Americas and some parts of Africa), they were struggling with their own problems. The flu at the end of the war? Now, we're talking.
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Old 2008-11-11, 02:31   Link #4
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I've always liked this poem. Seems fitting for such a day.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
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Old 2008-11-11, 13:25   Link #5
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One of the most devastating wars in history ended ninety years ago. It is amazing how fast time flies.
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Old 2008-11-11, 13:48   Link #6
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Indeed, they had no idea what they were getting into. Every single time someone says "the war will be over by Christmas", it drags on for another five years or so. Every time.
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Old 2008-11-11, 19:19   Link #7
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It's called 'face'.
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Old 2008-11-11, 19:58   Link #8
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All hail the victories of our father's father.

"I salute all those who suffered through it, to bring us what we have today"
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Old 2008-11-11, 21:04   Link #9
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Itís a special day for me, many of my ancestors fought and died during the First and Second World Wars, my father fought in the Falklands War, and I fought in the Iraq War.
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Old 2008-11-11, 21:06   Link #10
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Just think of how gut wrenching it must have been to be ordered to climb the ladder over the trench and advance into wire and machine guns.

^^ Yeah, I had family is several wars. In 1916 my great grandfather lied about his nationality and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. His son joined the Abraham Lincoln division during the Spanish Civil War, and later the US Army in 1942. My grandfather on the other side joined the Merchant Marines at 16. He survived a sinking in the Gulf of Mexico in 1941. He made several trips to Ireland, England, and Russia surviving two submarine attacks on the convoy and a German bomber attack off Norway. In 1943 he went through the Straights of Gibraltar and went to Sicily before going through the Suez into the Indian Ocean. He went around the Pacific until 1945 when his war ended off Okinawa. A Judy slammed into his ship, sinking it. He was sent home and stayed there until the end.
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Old 2008-11-11, 21:50   Link #11
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Since this is a thread dedicated to Armistice Day, here is a List of surviving veterans of World War I. I doubt many of us took 2 minutes of silence today in respect for those lost, but history will always remember and respect their service.
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Old 2008-11-11, 22:41   Link #12
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Since this is a thread dedicated to Armistice Day, here is a List of surviving veterans of World War I. I doubt many of us took 2 minutes of silence today in respect for those lost, but history will always remember and respect their service.
A moment of silence is a way to pay your respect to those who served but know the cause is another form. But I did my 1 minute of silence already.
Do the same, for those who gave theirs to preserve ours.
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