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Thank you, veterans - and condolences to TBF for his loss.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rosie, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    To all the veterans on the board, thank you so very much. I for one, appreciate you more than words can say.

    Happy Veterans Day.
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    I'll second that.

    Happy Veterans/Remembrance Day.

    Lest we forget.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    Nice to see that no matter how divided this country is on certain issues, this is one topic where everyone agrees.

    Thank you.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    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.

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  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    BTW. Canucks if you want you can watch the ceremony on Parliament Hill live on cbc.ca

    And Prince Charles & Camilla are just arriving.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
    Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
    We caught the torch you threw
    And holding high, we keep the Faith
    With All who died.

    We cherish, too, the poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led;
    It seems to signal to the skies
    That blood of heroes never dies,
    But lends a lustre to the red
    Of the flower that blooms above the dead
    In Flanders Fields.

    And now the Torch and Poppy Red
    We wear in honor of our dead.
    Fear not that ye have died for naught;
    We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
    In Flanders Fields.

    --Moina Michael, November 1918
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  7. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    Thanks to all who served in conflict and to those who watched over us in peace.

    A special thanks to those trying to sort out Iraq and Afghanistan. With revolving tours, etc., we ask so very much of you.

    Hopefully we, as a people, will be able and willing to give you what you need and deserve when and if you get back home.
  9. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    Thank a veteran because they are the ones that give us the freedom of speech. For those that paid the ultimate price, RIP.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    On Veteran's Day - a really cool story

    It's hard to believe that from WWII, there are over 74,000 servicemembers unaccounted for.
  11. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    Re: On Veteran's Day - a really cool story

    so only 1 veteran gets to be honored?
  12. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Re: Thank you, veterans.

    Amen to this thread.

    Thank you, Service-men and women, for everything you've done for this country and the world.

    We all forget or take it -- and you -- for granted much too easily.

    Problems, disagreements, debates and any issues notwithstanding, this country is the place where most people the world over would like to live.

    There are reasons for that, and the ideals, values and issues you've fought and defended over the course of this nation's history are still well up there among them.
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