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For The Fallen Soldiers.

Discussion in 'Grief and Bereavement' started by TheOncomingStorm, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. TheOncomingStorm

    TheOncomingStorm Well-Known Member

    Rest In Peace to all the hero's that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    In Flanders Fields

    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.

    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.
  2. xsomewhatdamagedx

    xsomewhatdamagedx Well-Known Member

    thats beautiful
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Thanks for posting the poem hun so appropriate on this day of rememberance
  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

  5. texaskitty

    texaskitty SF Cat Lady Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Thanks for posting the poem Lucy, I haven't read the whole thing in a while.
  6. In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place Well-Known Member

    Nimrod (enigma variations) - Edward Elgar


    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,*
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

    The words are attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds (1875 -1958), an *English Classicist, who had put them together among a collection of 12 epitaphs for World War One, in 1916.
  7. texaskitty

    texaskitty SF Cat Lady Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    ah Terry, such a touching vid, I couldn't finish it.
  8. Isabel

    Isabel Staff Alumni

    Thanks for the vids Terry and Mark

    Thanks Lucy for posting John McRae poem. :) The Poppy campaign is something very important in Canada. The last WW1 Canadian veteran, John Babcock died last year.
    He joined the army inspired by a Tennyson poem: the charge of the last brigade.

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  9. 1Lefty

    1Lefty Well-Known Member

    A little late, but please give a moment of thought to those who didn't fall on the battlefield, but still died from wounds of the war - I lost an uncle almost 4 years ago to cancer caused by exposure to the chemical Agent Orange while he served in Viet Nam in 67-68.