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1Lest we forget Empty Lest we forget on Sun Nov 08 2015, 10:40

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Respect to all those who made the greatest sacrifice for us.



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.

John McCrae

2Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Sun Nov 08 2015, 10:55

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
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3Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Sun Nov 08 2015, 15:21

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Lost two great granddads and a granddad in WW1 and nearly lost my other granddad in WW2 when his tank was blown up in Tunisia so I'll not be forgetting any time soon.

4Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Mon Nov 09 2015, 10:57

Chairmanda

Chairmanda
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I didn't have to do it this year, but previously I had to read a sermon at a packed to the rafters Bath Abbey on Remembrance Sunday. Until his death in 2011, Harry Patch, the oldest survivor of WW! came along. Watching him insist on standing up from his wheelchair whilst I read out

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.

followed by the Last Salute, makes me fill with emotion even now.

5Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Mon Nov 09 2015, 11:02

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Grand chap was Harry.

6Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Fri Nov 11 2016, 10:23

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Respect and remembrance for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us so that we mat live in peace.

7Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Fri Nov 11 2016, 11:46

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Real heroes and real sacrifices, and we rightly recognise this every year and long may it continue without being tainted by politics and political correctness.

8Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Fri Nov 11 2016, 12:45

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
At last,something we can all agree on.

I was looking through a book photographs this week,made up entirely of images of men with horrific facial injuries,sustained on the battlefields of France during WW1.

Surgery at the time was pretty basic,and,looking through them,I was amazed that any of them survived at all. And they considered themselves lucky.

To quote Harry Patch,"War is organised murder,and nothing else".

Remember them indeed.
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9Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Fri Nov 11 2016, 13:18

rammywhite

rammywhite
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Amen to everything that has been said in this thread.

10Lest we forget Empty Re: Lest we forget on Fri Nov 11 2016, 18:28

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@whatsgoingon wrote:Real heroes and real sacrifices, and we rightly recognise this every year and long may it continue without being tainted by politics and political correctness.

Hear,hear. :clap:

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