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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, please remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have our freedoms.

    Following a moment of silence, let's try to put aside our petty (read: political) differences and have one day of peace on the board.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm with you, Flash. And thanks for the reminder. I'll make my call to my dad tomorrow evening to thank him.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'm down. And if you have a flag - put it out. Gotta love the vets. Just finished "The Longest Winter" about the most decorated platoon in World War II, that played a key role in the Battle of the Bulge and just started "Flyboys" by James Bradley.
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  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

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  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Speaking of that, my cousin's husband just headed back to Iraq today (Monday). He's an engineer, so he won't see much of the war, but him being there is bad enough.
  6. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    What Flash said...
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    This is one of my favorite holidays.

    The history behind Armistice Day/Veterans Day: http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

    A Vets Day PSA from Tomas' favorite friend: http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/jlhewitt.asp

    The Veterans History Project: http://www.loc.gov/vets/
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    A nice, but sad story about a man who is trying to photograph the last few remaining WWI veterans:

  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

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  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army

    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.
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Hey, Canucks, CBC is doing an interview right now with Paul Gross about WW1, his grandfather and his movie Passchendaele.
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