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Isafari
09-11-2008, 11:51 AM
Thanks Josh for the great banner above :hug2:

Please remember all the men and women who lost their lives so that we could live in peace. I'd like to thank all of the service personnel past and present....not forgetting the families they left/leave behind.

mumof2
09-11-2008, 12:16 PM
I DO NOT KNOW YOUR NAME

I do not know your name, but I know you died
I do not know from where you came, but I know you died


Your uniform, branch of service, it matters not to me
Whether Volunteer or Conscript, or how it came to be
That politicians failures, or some power-mad ambition
Brought you too soon to your death, in the name of any nation

You saw, you felt, you knew full well, as friend and foe were taken
By bloody death, that your life too, was forfeit and forsaken
Yet on you went and fought and died, in your close and private hell
For Mate or Pal or Regiment and memories never to tell

It was for each other, through shot and shell, the madness you endured
Side by side, through wound and pain, and comradeship assured
No family ties, or bloodline link, could match that bond of friend
Who shared the horror and kept on going, at last until the end

We cannot know, we were not there, it's beyond our comprehension
To know the toll that battle brings, of resolute intention
To carry on, day by day, for all you loved and hoped for
To live in peace a happy life, away from bloody war

For far too many, no long life ahead, free of struggle and pain and the gun
And we must remember the price that was paid, by each and every one
Regardless of views, opinions aside, no matter how each of us sees it
They were there and I cannot forget, even though I did not live it
I do not know your name, but I know you died
I do not know from where you came, but I know you died.

Kenny Martin
2003



http://www.horsedata.co.uk/images/Plants/PoppyClose.JPG

disneymom
09-11-2008, 12:24 PM
Thats beautiful mumof2 :hug2:

mumof2
09-11-2008, 12:26 PM
Thats beautiful mumof2 :hug2:

i found it incredibly moving

Britchick
09-11-2008, 01:20 PM
yes, thank you so much for that Josh, and sharing that poem Mum of 2. have been out this morning to a ceremony, will edit photos later and put them up.

karrie
09-11-2008, 01:51 PM
Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppys 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 Dear. 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 flailing 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 gorw
In Flanders fields

John McCrae 1915

Grammiepo
09-11-2008, 02:00 PM
wow you guys know how to make an old woman cry first thing in the morning. I am sure we all have lost someone in one of those wars, I can't wait till the day they call a war and no one shows up.

SleepinCatz
09-11-2008, 02:20 PM
Beautiful...all of it....from your poems and sentiments to thier lives and the ones they left behind. Thier love for God and Country knows no bounds.....And I am a better person because of it...

foreverducky
09-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Thank you to all of our veterans, those that are with us still today and for those who have passed.

Special thank you goes to my father...always the Marine. Love you.

Ursula
09-11-2008, 02:31 PM
:rose2: Thank you :rose2:

Slowhand
09-11-2008, 02:50 PM
We all owe the fallen heros a huge debt that we can never repay.
:rose2:

Jazmine
09-11-2008, 05:32 PM
God Bless :rose2:
Jacqui xxx

josh.p.
09-11-2008, 06:28 PM
http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/96A98ED5-D12E-4551-96E9-194C842E69E4/0/poppies.jpg

lexie
09-11-2008, 06:39 PM
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

The Soldier
Rupert Brooke

Britchick
09-11-2008, 07:08 PM
a couple of photos from today,

i don't know who this man is but i was really drawn to him, he's not very in focus, i don't like my zoom lens for moving things.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff216/charliesangel2007/IMG_2869.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff216/charliesangel2007/IMG_2907.jpg

My men!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff216/charliesangel2007/IMG_2936copy.jpg

MinnieMouse
09-11-2008, 07:27 PM
God Bless :rose2:

I always wear my poppy with pride.

mumof2
09-11-2008, 07:33 PM
How proud you must be of your men. They are lovely pictures Britchick, I can see why you were drawn to that man - he looks as though he deserves a hug. :hug2:

kazzaqld
09-11-2008, 07:38 PM
lest we forget :rose2:

One of the saddest things for me about researching my family history was the long list of young men who never came home. And the women who would have married them. :(

mumof2
09-11-2008, 07:39 PM
lest we forget :rose2:

One of the saddest things for me about researching my family history was the long list of young men who never came home. And the women who would have married them. :(


oh dear, that is sad Kazza :hug2:

Debbie2
09-11-2008, 07:42 PM
words escape me - to all those who protect us, past and present including my Grandfathers (WW1) and dear father (WW2).

We will never forget :rose2:

Johnie
09-11-2008, 08:04 PM
We all owe the fallen heros a huge debt that we can never repay.
:rose2:

Very true.

lisaw
10-11-2008, 02:37 PM
It was very moving at the dance competition I was at yesterday, a couple of thousand people and the majority of them teenagers, stood still in silence for two minutes in the middle of a very noisy street dancing competition. There were a couple of sniggers but on the whole very respectful. :p015:

mumof2
11-11-2008, 05:29 PM
I watched the rememberance service on tv this morning - the last 3 survivors of the Great War were involved in laying wreaths. They are 112, 110 and 108 years old....incredible. I have the utmost admiration for these and other wonderfully brave men, some of whom were so young when they put their own lives in danger for us.