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    Thanks Josh for the great banner above

    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.

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    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
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    Thats beautiful mumof2



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    Quote Originally Posted by disneymom, post: 71135
    Thats beautiful mumof2
    i found it incredibly moving




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    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.














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    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

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    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.

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    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...
    One great pair of shoes can change your life.~~Cinderella
    Be the kind of Woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says " ! She's up!!"




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    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.

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    Thank you

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