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Veteran's Day

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I Was going to start my own topic but thought it more appropriate to post onto this one.

 

 

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flare we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots  
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime . . .
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud  
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest  
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori
- Wilfred Owen

 

We Will Remember Them

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God bless the Veterans.  We owe them so much. 

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Thank you Veterans!

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A big Thanks from the Wilsons in Alabama.

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Thanks to all who have served that we may be able to live the way we do. 

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Thank you for the sacrifices that you made, so that we can live in the greatest country in the world!!

Alan

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Thanks to all veterans for their service and sacrifice they made

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A big thank you to every veteran for helping give and preserve the freedoms that we all enjoy!

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10 hours ago, Alan Dinan said:

Thank you for the sacrifices that you made, so that we can live in the greatest country in the world!!

Alan

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Every year, 11th of November we gather in the little village hall where the legion puts on a remembrance day ceremony in honour of those who served. Including my grandpa in 
WW1 and my dad in WWII. I'll just throw in this pic of my dad (at left) taken during training at Camp Shilo Manitoba 1941. He mostly talked of his good memories and friends from the war years but he also saw the death and destruction of real war. And lived to tell the tale. 

L Goff and Fraser (1 of 1).jpg

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