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To all who served....
Thank you.
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This is for my nephew (Marines-Desert Storm) and Baby cousin (Army-Iraq 2006) and especially my Dad (Army-Korea).

And to my other cousins who were in service.
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To all who served....
Thank you.
Amen.
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Thank you to those who allow us to be free
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Thank you to everyone that served their countries in times of war! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
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http://news.sympatico.msn.ca/Remembr...006.htm?isfa=1

Lest We Forget! Happy Remembrance Day!
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http://news.sympatico.msn.ca/Remembr...006.htm?isfa=1

Lest We Forget! Happy Remembrance Day!
I didn't know Canada did their own thing today. Cool. Thanks to the Canucks who have and continue to serve.
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Wonderful...thank you for posting this. I honor the memory of my dad (post ww II navy), my husband(Desert Storm) and 2 brother-in-laws (1 Desert Storm, 1 - Bosnia and current Iraq war), and all those I do not know.
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I didn't know Canada did their own thing today. Cool. Thanks to the Canucks who have and continue to serve.
Oh yes. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we all have a minute of silence to honour those who have served their country. Every town has a ceremony, with the biggest being in Ottawa, where everyone lays their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Parliament Hill after the ceremony. It's extremely moving! And every school child in the country learns "In Flanders Fields" which was written by a Canadian.
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Oh yes. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we all have a minute of silence to honour those who have served their country. Every town has a ceremony, with the biggest being in Ottawa, where everyone lays their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Parliament Hill after the ceremony. It's extremely moving! And every school child in the country learns "In Flanders Fields" which was written by a Canadian.
I love that poem.

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.

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I love that poem.

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.

I can't hear that poem without tears springing to my eyes! But I'm an airforce brat, so grew up with that...............
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I came across an article about poppies and Remembrance/Veterans Day today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6133312.stm
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How wonderful! And in Canada, the tradition of wearing a poppy still thrives! We all wear poppies for the days leading up to Remembrance Day and then those of us that attend ceremonies lay them on the memorial after the ceremony!
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I'd like to add my thanks to all who serve and have served.

I am extreemly proud of my husband, parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. I'm proud to say I come from a family who serves.
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I'd like to add my thanks to all who serve and have served.

I am extreemly proud of my husband, parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. I'm proud to say I come from a family who serves.
Same here!
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I'd like to add my thanks to all who serve and have serve
I agree.
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The VFW here sells poppies every Veterans Day in the small towns. For a small donation, you get a little paper mache' corsage. Well worth it.
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
I love that poem.

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.
Yes,It says everything


In Remembrance


For all those who gave their lives for us
and my nans brother
http://www.cwgc.org/search/certifica...asualty=312116

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