Lest We Forget...

Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by Themanofbat, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Themanofbat

    Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    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.


    You know, there used to be one of these threads popping up early on November 11th... I guess the world is indeed getting more apathetic.

    Nonetheless, even though I'm not a big advocate on war and the military lifestyle, I can appreciate enough and give thanks to the thousands of soldiers that have given their lives so that I can complain on an Internet Message board and openly discuss my thoughts.

    Thanks...

    Mike
     
  2. YsoSerious

    YsoSerious Registered

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    Ill second that thought
     
  3. Why Are You Crouching Spock?

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    Dark Carnage Leo Zeppelin

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    I actually gave a minutes silence today. I didn't know about it, as I was sleeping at the time.

    This thread is the first time today that I even remembered what today was. Oops.
     
  5. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    I had the whole silence thing at school Fri.
     
  7. terry78

    terry78 BUY MY BOOK!!!!

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  8. terry78

    terry78 BUY MY BOOK!!!!

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    The younger you are, the less this type of thing means to you, except when it comes time to protest it or you have family/friends overseas.
     
  9. twylight

    twylight One And Only

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    *tear*

    For the US peeps: Remembrance Day in Canada/UK works as Memorial Day/Veteran's Day all in one.


    In the US Memorial Day is for those who died in the service, Veteran's Day is for those who served in the service and are currently living.
    Just commenting since I had to differentiate the difference for a project at work. ;)

    Or you're just completely heartless. I have several friends who just cam back from Iraq, and I have to say today is way more meaningful for me because of it.
     
  10. Why Are You Crouching Spock?

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    He has a point.

    Very true.
    All this doesn't come free, though.
     
  11. Ray-Fu

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    What hit hardest for me is when you hear that there are soldiers overseas that are fighting and dying and they're no older then my age...or even younger :(

    Thank you to all those that have fought and died and continue to fight for us.
     
  12. SuperMonkey

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    *21 Gun salute*
     
  13. doc ock rules!

    doc ock rules! Registered

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    I was thinking about your thread from last year earlier this week and wondering if you'd be the one to post this thread this year.

    My gratitude to all the veterans.
     
  14. the_ultimate_evil

    the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    did anyone see the bull about the whole white poppies in the uk. they're trying to ruin everything now

    its ridiculous that they want to wash away all the things these men sacrificed for us
     
  15. Roughneck

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    My Poppy is for WWII Vets, not soldiers who died in Iraq.
     
  16. Morg

    Morg Super Moderator

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  17. Hunter Rider

    Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Good thread, These Soldiers gave their lives in more ways than one for the freedoms and comforts we daily take for granted.

    Interesting piece of info Twy. :yay:
     
  18. twylight

    twylight One And Only

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    Eh...not really..just I've been on several forums today where the meaning behind both seems to be a bit fuzzy. *shrugs*
     
  19. Alex The Great

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    R.I.P boys in green :csad::down:
     
  20. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    Thank you for the reminder.....
     
  21. redmarvel

    redmarvel Red, White and Buxom

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    Kudos to all people willing to fight for their country. Thank you for the freedoms we enjoy.

    Shame on all government leaders who send their people to war without a cause truly worth fighting for.
     
  22. Hunter Rider

    Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Well you educated a non American anyway. :cwink:
     
  23. Wilhelm-Scream

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    That guy is totally going to snap and backhand that girl.
     
  24. Yeah I gave a minutes silence, caught some of the coverage on the news before.

    My thoughts are with all the families etc.
     
  25. Eggyman

    Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    Good thread :)

    We all owe a thank you to the brave souls who lost their lives fighting for freedom and a better world. Thanks to the ones that lived too.
     

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