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Post by General Taylor » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:50 am

"They shall not grow 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"

-- Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)


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Post by OrangeShoes99 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:26 pm

My mother lost her step father, and her brother in WW2. My wifes cousin is serving in Afghanistan and was recently the victim of flash burns after their armoured vehicle drove over a mine. Thankfully he's going to be fine. They told him he was lucky.

I will always respect and remember those who have fought or continue to fight to keep out country peaceful and free.
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Re: We Will Remember Them

Post by Migs » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:55 pm

tigger wrote: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.

- John McCrae

27th Oct ? 11th Nov is Poppy Week.

Please Support your Veterans, and Buy A Poppy

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Outstanding thread tigger.

Also props to D for putting a poppy up on the banner. This IMO is one of the top 3 most important holidays and one where everyone in this country should do something to thank those who have given or risked their lives to fight for our country. God bless them all and God bless our men and women who are in Afghanistan as we speak. We love ya and we're proud of ya!!!

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Post by tigger » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:59 pm

Migs wrote:
tigger wrote: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.

- John McCrae

27th Oct ? 11th Nov is Poppy Week.

Please Support your Veterans, and Buy A Poppy

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Outstanding thread tigger.

Also props to D for putting a poppy up on the banner. This IMO is one of the top 3 most important holidays and one where everyone in this country should do something to thank those who have given or risked their lives to fight for our country. God bless them all and God bless our men and women who are in Afghanistan as we speak. We love ya and we're proud of ya!!!
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Post by winched » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:04 pm

Remembrance Day is a time for all of us to reflect upon the scarifices made by our forces during all wars. Without them, we would not have the freedom we enjoy now.

My father-in-law was in Warsaw Poland when the Germans attacked, got captured and escaped 3 times. The last time he was captured, he was on his way to the gas chamber but managed to jump the train without getting caught. He eventually joined up with the US forces before coming to Canada.

God Bless all the Vets!!

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Post by Glenegade » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:12 pm

There is a special on right now on the channel SCN. It's 352 on star choice

It's been on for 1 minute before I was immensly touched. They had a veteran on telling his story how when he got to his postion he had time to write one letter to one person to say goodbye. If you died that letter would be sent back in your place. If you were fortante enough to make it back the letter just disapeared. Of course him recalling this moment was bringing him to tears, as an old man, many many years later still.

The following was scripts put up on the screen


"Many years ago, young Canadians who should have been finishing school, working in fields, playing hockey and football, learing the skills needed for adulthood, and falling in love instead went overseas and fought a war...

Men and women put their lives on hold and concentrated on the tasks needed to liberate continents from slavery and terror. Many came home from the war and continued their lives. Far too many others never had that chance...

They went out to help save the world. They succeeded.
May God bless each one of them, and may we never forget what they did."*




*Actor Tom Hanks, in a letter to the Canada Remembers Airshow Committee
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Post by attomrida » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:48 am

Theres a beautiful song as a tribute to Veteran's by Terry Kelly from Dartmouth called a "A Pittance of Time"

They fought and some died for their homeland
They fought and some died now it?s our land
Look at his little child, there?s no fear in her eyes
Could he not show respect for other dads who have died?

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It?s a pittance of time
For the boys and the girls who went over
In peace may they rest, may we never forget why they died.
It?s a pittance of time

God forgive me for wanting to strike him
Give me strength so as not to be like him
My heart pounds in my breast, fingers pressed to my lips
My throat wants to bawl out, my tongue barely resists

But two minutes I will bide
It?s a pittance of time
For the boys and the girls who went over
In peace may they rest, may we never forget why they died.
It?s a pittance of time

Read the letters and poems of the heroes at home
They have casualties, battles, and fears of their own
There?s a price to be paid if you go, if you stay
Peace is fought for and won in numerous ways

Take two minutes would you mind?
It?s a pittance of time
For the boys and the girls all over
May we never forget our young become vets
At the end of the line it?s a pittance of time

It takes courage to fight in your own war
It takes courage to fight someone else?s war
Our peacekeepers tell of their own living hell
They bring hope to foreign lands that the hatemongers can?t kill.

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It?s a pittance of time
For the boys and the girls who go over
In peacetime our best still don battle dress
And lay their lives on the line.
It?s a pittance of time

In Peace may they rest, lest we forget why they died.
Take a pittance of time


Theres a video and audio on the following site:

click on video

http://www.terry-kelly.com/pittance.htm
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Post by ETMRaw » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:45 am

"If a Nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


Today we remember. Let us never forget.
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Post by tigger » Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:56 pm

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.

- John McCrae

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Post by Sir Purrcival » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:52 pm

The Endless Sleep

Days and nights continue by
While sleeping we continue lie
Our cause was war and mingled grief
A premature end to light so brief

For others we did give this gift
To heal hatred?s brutal rift
For this our dream of joy did perish
So hopes realized could others cherish

The price was high for us so cold
What we would give for warmth of gold
To pierce the gloom and set us free
Another chance for us to be

But we are gone and often nameless
That unlearned does burn and shame us
We watch and wait while others follow
In hopes that fatal pride will swallow

A bitter vigil still to end
Another soul forbid to rend
We gave our lives because must
Do not us now betray our trust
Lest We Forget!

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Post by GreenJungle » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:26 pm

ETMRaw wrote:"At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We shall remember them."

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Post by GreenJungle » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:32 pm

tigger wrote: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.

- John McCrae

27th Oct ? 11th Nov is Poppy Week.

Please Support your Veterans, and Buy A Poppy

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Excellent post Tigger. Great job.

Here's another classic that we always recited at Remembrance Day ceremonies through grade school with In Flanders Fields and God save the Queen.

1. Our God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal Home!

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or Earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust:
"Return, ye sons of men!"
All nations rose from earth at first
And turn to earth again.


5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their cares and fears,
Are carried downward by the flood,
And lost in following years.

7. Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op'ning day.

8. Like flowery fields the nations stand,
Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower's hand
Lie with'ring ere 'tis night.

9. Our God our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal Home.
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Post by Oiler » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:04 am

Canuck_4_Life wrote:Being one of the younger people on this board, Remembrance Day didn't really mean much until I got into high school and became aware of what my family was put through, being of Japanese descent and living on the West Coast.
Yes the Japanese were very brutal to the people in Asia during the war, but also many Japanese were model citizens in Canada. People here tend to only look at one side of the equation. People have suffered everywhere because of their governments and wars.

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