Veteran's Day/Rememberance Day Nov 11th

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    Nov 09, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
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    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


    We salute the men and women in Canada and the US for their efforts, service and sacrifices, some of whom are on RJ.

    Thank you seems trite but is heartfelt.

    -Doug and Bill of meninlove

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    Nov 09, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    As a US veteran, this lovely & heartfelt gesture leaves me touched, indeed speechless. I would merely remind younger readers that November 11 was once Armistice Day in the US, to mark the end of the Great War, later to be known as World War I, as this day is still remembered in many countries.

    Here in the US this date became Veterans Day, but still marking "the Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day, of the Eleventh Month" when the guns at last fell silent, following the first great catastrophic world conflict of the modern era.

    Thank you, Doug & Bill, for remembering it so beautifully.
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    Nov 09, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
    A great tribute !!! Thanks VETERANS !!! we appreciate you !!!
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    Nov 09, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    Thanks guys to all whom have and currently do serve.
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    Nov 11, 2009 5:15 PM GMT






    Soldiers Cry (by Roland Majeau)

    Talk of trouble is sent through the country
    And we need an army
    To fight for the right
    Young men enlist and are sent to the battle
    To fight the offender and help our allies

    And the young men cry Oh Canada
    Well gladly go and fight for thee
    And the young men cry Oh Canada
    Well fight to keep you free

    The battles raging
    Gun fire is blazing
    A tired young soldier is clinging to life
    Hes ordered off
    And obeys by advancing
    No hope of returning from the enemy fire

    And the soldier cries Oh Canada
    If it must be so, Ill die for thee
    And the soldier cries Oh Canada
    Ill die to keep you free

    And we all miss oh Canada
    The land where we all used to be
    And we all long for Canada
    The true north
    strong and free

    And the soldier cries Oh Canada
    If it must be so, Ill die for thee
    And the soldier cries Oh Canada
    Ill die to keep you free

    Far away we had seen a great danger
    And yet theres a danger much greater within
    The noise we make as we constantly bicker
    Would hush not a whisper if we listen to him

    All the thousands cry Oh Canada
    Is that why we have died for thee?
    And the soldiers cry Oh Canada
    We died to keep you free

    And the soldier cries oh Canada
    Be true
    And strong
    For me
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    Nov 11, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    My respect & heart goes out to our military veterans
    those who are still with us and those who have passed on. Thank You !

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