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In Flanders Fields
Punch | December 8 1915 | John McCrae

Posted on 11/11/2012 8:07:11 AM PST by xp38

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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Lest we forger
1 posted on 11/11/2012 8:07:13 AM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

oops..forget


2 posted on 11/11/2012 8:08:32 AM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

Motorhead - 1916

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqFoqtpUFY8


3 posted on 11/11/2012 8:11:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: xp38

Thanks, to all who served and are serving!

4 posted on 11/11/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by rabidralph
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THanks for posting. I was thinking of that poem last night. I didn’t see any poppies sold this year. Strange.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 8:18:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xp38
September 11, 2002, I was in back in uniform in Korea (of all places) participating in a mandatory formation in rememberance of 9/11. The entire country shut down for a few minutes.

Korea showed great respect to the US in a very real way.

Everyone in uniform got a small red silk poppy, and we were authorized to wear them.

A pretty little girl talked me out of mine.

Where poppies grow... indeed.

/johnny

6 posted on 11/11/2012 8:19:23 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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7 posted on 11/11/2012 8:21:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: xp38

I just saw Obama give a nice speech om Veteran’s day. In the crowd there were those who 44 years ago never served, cursed our soldiers, spat on them and called them “baby killers”.

Now they wrap themselves in the American flag, while still stabbing our troops in the back.

Remember, when a leftist lib pats a soldier on the back he is looking for a soft spot to stick a knife.

My old memories die hard.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 8:24:46 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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Thank you so much for posting that song. We should never forget WW1.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 8:29:19 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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And to all our surviving veterans, Semper Fidelis! BRAVO ZULU.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 8:35:50 AM PST by Broker (Another sojourner)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
My Grandfather and a Great Uncle served in two Canadian Regiments, my other Grandfather in an American Regiment in WW1.

My Father and Uncles served in WW2 and Korea.

I served in Viet Nam and I am an A$$hole so say the lib/rats, I have hated those people for 46 years.

11 posted on 11/11/2012 8:40:20 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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Nations were born here. Photobucket Photobucket
12 posted on 11/11/2012 8:51:11 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I came back forty years ago in August. Never dreamed the dopers & radicals would one day be in the drivers seat.

Had to turn off Obama’s wreath laying at the Tomb. I was there last month. Patton’s ghost is screaming in my ear,

“I WON’T HAVE HIM IN HERE STINKING UP THIS PLACE OF HONOR!!!”

):^(


13 posted on 11/11/2012 8:52:42 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: xp38

When the late Col McCormack owned the Chicago Tribune that poem comemorating WWI and its ending would be reproduced in color on its front page every Armistice Day now called Veterans Day.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 10:29:03 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("Vengence is mine".....Thus sayeth the Lord.)
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>> Never dreamed the dopers & radicals would one day be in the drivers seat.

“Take up our quarrel with the foe ...”

Hmmm ...


15 posted on 11/11/2012 12:34:43 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: xp38
I finally really read this carefully for the first time.

Powerful!

16 posted on 11/11/2012 12:48:06 PM PST by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: xp38
flanders field

or Ypres

Millions of young lives snuffed out here. Very touching.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 3:35:42 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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