Page 1 of 1 [ 15 posts ] 

Master_Pedant
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Mar 2009
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,903

11 Nov 2012, 3:08 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IDXtP8Pk94[/youtube]


_________________
http://www.voterocky.org/


ruveyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Age: 86
Gender: Male
Posts: 31,502
Location: New Jersey

11 Nov 2012, 3:15 pm

Because of the beastliness of the French and British leadership at Versailles and the utter stupidity and blindness of of Woodrow Wilson, the Great War was just a prelude to a greater War that started in 1939. Just 20 years after the peace treaty of Versailles was forced down the throat of Germans (a most unjust treaty it was) the blood letting began again. The sacrifices made at Flanders field were for naught.

ruveyn



TheBicyclingGuitarist
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 May 2007
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,332

11 Nov 2012, 3:37 pm

TheBicyclingGuitarist wrote:
Starts out riding horses, but his thoughts turn to the sky. Combat on the ground, he's seen his share of blood. Transfers to the Air Corps where they teach him how to fly. Now he's in an airplane soaring high above the mud. They call him the Red Baron...


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUQuMarsV4[/youtube]


_________________
"When you ride over sharps, you get flats!"--The Bicycling Guitarist, May 13, 2008


Misslizard
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Posts: 18,229
Location: Aux Arcs

11 Nov 2012, 3:42 pm

"In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row".


Can't remember the poet.



NewDawn
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 31 Aug 2012
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Posts: 306
Location: Netherlands

11 Nov 2012, 3:48 pm

Misslizard wrote:
Can't remember the poet.


Major John McCrae

http://www.inflandersfields.be/en/world ... ields-poem



Master_Pedant
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Mar 2009
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,903

11 Nov 2012, 3:54 pm

John McCrae's poem is quite important in Canada, being strongly associated with Remembrance Day (which occurs today - as the armistice with Germany was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).


Image


_________________
http://www.voterocky.org/


Misslizard
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Posts: 18,229
Location: Aux Arcs

11 Nov 2012, 4:04 pm

I always buy one of the little poppies when the vets sell them,my Uncle E. was a W.W. One vet,he was 98 when he died,my children were very little but they remember him,he's the only one they ever met.



thomas81
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 May 2012
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,147
Location: County Down, Northern Ireland

11 Nov 2012, 4:15 pm

Everytime a coalition soldier dies in Afghanistan, another soldier who perished in the trenches during the great war died in vain.



thomas81
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 May 2012
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,147
Location: County Down, Northern Ireland

11 Nov 2012, 4:20 pm

[img][800:447]http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/subzero2006/harrypatch.jpg[/img]



ruveyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Age: 86
Gender: Male
Posts: 31,502
Location: New Jersey

11 Nov 2012, 5:06 pm

A-fracking-men!

ruveyn



Misslizard
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Posts: 18,229
Location: Aux Arcs

11 Nov 2012, 5:48 pm

^^^^^Ditto.



DiscardedWhisper
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 16 Mar 2011
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Posts: 371

11 Nov 2012, 6:00 pm

Veteran's Day, Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

A moment of silence for our fallen soldiers is in order.

Take that moment to reflect.



Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Posts: 57,028
Location: Stendec

11 Nov 2012, 6:04 pm

Just a few notes...

November 11 is also the birthday of General George Patton.

I had to remind our pastor that today is Veteran's Day. He seemed surprised, but made a few half-hearted mentions during his sermon of sacrifice and devotion to duty anyway.

My home was the only one within three blocks that had an American flag on display. I put mine up every Veteran's Day, Election Day, Memorial Day, and my birthday (because I'm a veteran, too).

I still have my uniform, with all the ribbons, hanging in my closet. If I can still march in 20 years, I'll be one of those old geezers you see in Veteran's Day parades. Too bad that most towns no longer have Veteran's Day parades.


_________________
 
• Veritas Illuminata • Semper Illuminans •


LKL
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 7,402

11 Nov 2012, 6:15 pm

I just came from the room of a young woman in labor; her child will be born 11/11/2012. A good day, yes? Through pain and into a new life: not minimizing the pain, but moving on from it in the hope for something better. Let's all tell our politicians to get us out of the wars that we're in, and stop getting us into new ones.



ruveyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Age: 86
Gender: Male
Posts: 31,502
Location: New Jersey

11 Nov 2012, 7:45 pm

DiscardedWhisper wrote:
Veteran's Day, Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

A moment of silence for our fallen soldiers is in order.

Take that moment to reflect.


They did more for me than I ever did for them.

ruveyn