hug a vet
November 11, 2009 2:34pm CST
today is remeberance day here in canada and we had a minute of silence where i work at 11:00 and the poem "In Flanders Fields" was quoted In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 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. LEST WE FORGET
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• United States
12 Nov 09
Thank you for sharing the poem. I posted to all the vets I know on facebook today thanking all of the veterans I know for serving our country. I know it is not much and they deserve more, but that is the best access that I have to all of them. Bless all of our vets.
• United States
11 Nov 09
I have never heard that, or if I have, I had long forgotten about it. Thank you for sharing it with us. Yes, today in America it is Veteran's Day, or Rememberance Day as well. I'm seeing a lot of tributes on television, even talk shows are devoting today to the military, or to their families. Yesterday even a radio show I listen to, and it also airs on TV live, went to the USS New York to do their show. The USS New York was partly made from steel that came from the rubble of the World Trade Centers, it's newly completed. They did a whole special thing, toured the ship, talked to the captains, and let soldiers say hello to their loved ones. I've been looking for people in the military lately, just to go up and thank them. Unfortuantely, most of them aren't in uniform if I am looking for them, so I don't know who to thank. But it's like when I see a cop. I always thank them, and I've started doing that when I see a military person in uniform also.
12 Nov 09
Yes..cher, amongst all the milieu, yesterday here on myLot...I did take lot's of time to do lot's of reflection...and give LOTS of thanks to my predecessors whom gave me life and freedom, choice and rights. My Father did participate in WW II and I also miss him dearly, at this time, too! We have a small cenotaph, here on the Island, and have a small service...but it's BIG in our hearts! I truly am sorry, that here in my part of Canada, it took our participation in the current wars to revive the "reason" for Rememberance Day! Thank you..and Cheers!