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chingdevil

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Remember Them on Friday and Always
« on: November 09, 2011, 10:02:39 AM »






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chingdevil

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 10:10:30 AM »

"I will strive to live with love and care, upon the level and by the square."

"dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux"


 
THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

Author Unknown~



Thinking of all the Soldiers who have given their lives for our Freedom
 


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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 11:58:13 AM »

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 12:34:08 PM »

We WILL Remember them!
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 12:50:28 PM »

FOR THE FALLEN
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea,
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were steady to the end, against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of day-time;
They sleep beyond Englands foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the night.

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end they remain.
                            By
              Laurence Binyon
               ( 1869- 1943 )
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 04:24:29 PM »

It happened recently in an Underground station in London .
There were protesters on the concourse handing out pamphlets on the evils of Britain. 
 I politely declined to take one.   
An elderly woman behind me was getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined.
 
The young protester put her hand on the woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice said, 'Madam, don't you care about the Children of Iraq ?'
 
The elderly woman looked up at her and said, 'My dear, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea and my grandson in Afghanistan.  All three died so you could have the right to stand here and bad mouth our country. 
 
   If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your a**e and open it.'


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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 04:53:29 PM »

I am not a religious person but on the  11/11 I will remember them, my Grandfather, 3 uncles lost their lives in WW1 and my Father was badly wounded in the battle of the bulge, I also served for Queen & Country
In the middle east and lost some very good mates.

I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM  
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barryfoote

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 05:33:37 PM »

Gentlemen,

Your words move me....thank you and yes I will always remember them...
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 07:02:26 PM »



       I will remember them
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2011, 09:17:26 AM »

I lost two aunts during the blitz in London, they were nurses,never found. My stepbrother was a navigator on Lancaster's & got shot down but survived, How could we EVER forget. Mick B.
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2011, 03:46:35 PM »

My late father skippered coastal vessels for most of WWII, a lot of the the time on tankers. He was bombed and sunk twice - but thankfully on dry cargo vessels rather than tankers - and survived. He never forgot the colleagues he lost and, though I'm too young to remember them, my thoughts will be with all the fallen tomorrow and on Sunday.
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iron99

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 05:27:18 PM »

   IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

 
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iron99

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 05:36:11 PM »

Both Grandfathers Canadian Army WW1, Father and Mother R.C.A.F. WW2, me - 5 years R.C.N. I won't forget
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pettyofficernick

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 11:25:27 PM »

A Great uncle killed on the Somme, Dad and Uncle in RAF, Mother in WRENS, Grandfather in RN in both wars, Dads cousin a prisoner of the Japs, Several of my ex cadets in Afghan at the moment,
I will certainly remember them.

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brianB6

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2011, 02:45:04 AM »

We had a very moving ceremony at our local 'Village" memorial this morning.
Even the local primary School took part by each child taking the place of a local "Digger killed in action.   Most of them had researched their soldiers, sailors, airmans storey as much as they could.
Australia also remembers Anzac day and it is even better attended.
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pettyofficernick

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2011, 10:31:01 AM »

Plans are afoot to disrupt the 2 minute silence by 'guests' in our country. Perhaps a baton charge by the Police is what is needed to sort them out.
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Poppy-burning-Muslims-plan-new-hell-hero..
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pettyofficernick

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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2011, 03:04:04 PM »

Lets not forget the 1500 guys who saved India at Kohima.


"When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"
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Re: Remember Them on Friday and Always
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2011, 07:45:27 PM »

Yesterday,s turnout at the Liverpool Pier,head was a larger than ever respectfull affair . Sunday will be a very special event ,the Merchant Navy memorial will be emblazened with wreaths a very serious  time  ,I myself am very proud to have attended both . The  Men of Liverpool  and others make this a very ,Proud to have served , time .   
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