Lest we forget.

It's officially rememberance day and I would like to take the time to thank my fellow forum mates as well as the time to remember my fallen family. This is a time where we atleast in Canada mourn the lives lost in war and appreciate their sacrifices.
For that I'm gonna leave this here.
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

On May 2, 1915, John McCrae’s close friend and former student Alexis Helmer was killed by a German shell. That evening, in the absence of a Chaplain, John McCrae recited from memory a few passages from the Church of England’s “Order of the Burial of the Dead”. For security reasons Helmer’s burial in Essex Farm Cemetery was performed in complete darkness.

The next day, May 3, 1915, Sergeant-Major Cyril Allinson was delivering mail. McCrae was sitting at the back of an ambulance parked near the dressing station beside theYser, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres, Belgium Phone Post 3.0


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.

RIP dad and everyone else who gave their lives so selflessly. Phone Post 3.0

I Remember.

My grandfather didn't die at war but from the war he brought home in his head. I have most of my great uncles 5 in total were all military vets. My one uncle butch retired a 2 time golden glove navy boxer. Every one of these men have brought home scars, both mentally and physically. Thanks to all of you, be you Australian, American, Brit or a Great White Canuck. Phone Post 3.0

It saddens me that so many people died for our freedom and yet this thread only gets five replies.

It saddens me more that work just continues and people don't stop for two measly minutes to show their respect and appreciate their freedom. Maybe I just work (and have worked) for/with shitty selfish companies/people.

We forget the good in the world too easily and yet hold grudges for years. Phone Post 3.0