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    Default Remembrance Day Poem

    A Poem originally posted by Whiteheather

    A Dedication to our Veterans
    Who gave their lives for our freedom


    The Final Inspection


    The soldier stood to face his God
    Which always comes to pass
    He hoped his shoes were shining
    Just as brightly as his brass
    Step forward now, Soldier
    How shall i deal with you
    Have you always turned the other cheek ?
    To my church have you been true
    The soldier squared his shoulders and said
    No Lord, I guess I aint
    Because those of us who carry guns
    Can't always be a Saint

    I've had to work most Sunday's
    And at times my talk was tough
    and sometimes I've been violent.
    Because the world is awfully tough
    But. I never took a penny
    That wasn't mine to keep....
    Though I worked a lot of overtime
    When the bills just got too steep
    And I never passed a cry for help
    Though at times I shook with fear
    And sometimes, God, forgive me
    I've wept unmanly tears
    I know I don't deserve a place
    Among the people here
    They never wanted me around
    Except to calm their fears.

    If you've a place for me here.
    Lord. it needn't be so grand
    I never expected or had so much
    But if you don't I'll understand.
    there was a silence all around the throne.
    Where the Saints had often trod.
    as the soldier waited quietly,
    For the judgment of his God.
    "Step forward now,you soldier
    You've borne your burden well
    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets
    you've served your time in hell.

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    Default Lest We Forget

    On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour I ask you all to join with everyone in honouring all our Veterans who gave their lives in wars and conflicts, with a 2 minute silence.

    The Remembrance day services stem back to World War 1, since then many conflicts have taken place, I ask you all to also remember the Police...Firefighters..and others who gave their lives in the line of duty.

    If you can spend just a few pennies and buy a poppy, wear it with pride, and show that you also remember, your donation in purchasing a poppy goes towards ensuring Veterans of today are cared for in many ways.

    May Your God Go With You All.

    "Lest We Forget"

    Whiteheather.

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    You might have noticed that in November each year
    many people wear bright red paper poppies.
    What are the poppies for? And why November? Read on to find out…

    Why are these poppies so special?



    The First World War finally ended after four long and bloody years
    of fighting, on November 11 1918.
    The guns stopped on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

    Millions of people were killed in the war and millions more were injured.
    In the years since 1918
    even more people have died in wars around the world including
    of course, World War Two.

    November 11 was chosen back in 1919 as the special day each year
    when we would all think about and remember those who had died.
    To this day, almost 100 years later
    at 11am on November 11 many people across the world stay
    silent for two minutes to think about those who died.


    At first, November 11 was known as Armistice Day
    'armistice' is the word used for an agreement between enemies to stop fighting.
    These days it is more usually called Remembrance Day or Poppy Day.

    So, we know why November 11 is special, but why poppies?
    The story begins back in 1915, during World War One…

    A doctor called John McCrea, who was working to help soldiers in France
    wrote a poem in 1915 about the poppies
    growing on the graves of dead soldiers. The beginning of the poem goes -

    'In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row...'


    An American poet called Moina Michael read the beautiful poem.
    It gave her the idea of using poppies to remember the dead
    but also to help the living at the same time.

    Moina bought real poppies and gave them out to friends.
    She also sold some poppies and gave the money to surviving, needy ex-soldiers.
    The first official Poppy Day, organized by a charity called
    The Royal British Legion, was held in 1921.


    Poppies make a very good symbol for remembrance for several reasons.
    They were the only flower that grew easily on the battlefields
    after World War One. They're very delicate flowers too,
    that only live for a short time, which is rather
    like the young men killed in battle.

    The colour is important too - what does the bright red remind you of?
    Can you see why some people might think that fields of poppies look like fields of blood?

    So - now you know! Those bright red paper flowers
    are full of history and meaning.
    They're very special to many, many people.

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    Default A mothers son

    A Mothers Son
    Written by
    Whiteheather.

    I always wanted to be a Soldier, just like my Dad
    That's what his Mum said, about her bonnie wee lad
    The years went by, he grew up strong
    And in the Army, is where Jamie longed

    the day came, when Jamie sailed away
    His Mum on the shore, praying he'd return one day
    Jamie wrote to his Darlin Mum
    Dear Mum, this is Jamie, your loving Son

    The guns are loud, the canons a' screaming
    Coming home is what I'm dreaming
    I can hear the pipes, I can hear them playing
    Were coming home, they seem to be saying

    The pipes they played, for a soldiers Son
    Who fought the battle, who fought and won
    Jamie's Mum at the station was waiting
    A pain in her heart, the tension was creating

    The crowd that gathered, to see their village son
    All was their for Jamie's Mum
    The pipes they played, The Battles O'er
    As the train pulled in, they opened the carriage door

    The flag draped coffin, carried shoulder high
    As the rifles fired, into a cloudless sky
    Jamie's home, he was one of the best
    The pipes are playing, as Jamie is laid to rest

    A soldier he was, from the cradle to the grave
    For his countries freedom, his life he gave
    Jamie's home, he was one of the best
    The pipes are playing, as Jamie is laid to rest.

    "Lest We Forget"

    Whiteheather.
    Last edited by whiteheather; 11-02-2009 at 04:54 AM.

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    Default I am sure we all know this one.


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    I went to see the soldiers, row on row on row,
    And wondered about each so still, their badges all on show.
    What brought them here, what life before
    Was like for each of them?
    What made them angry, laugh, or cry,
    These soldiers, boys and men.

    Some so young, some older still, a bond more close than brothers
    These men have earned and shared a love, that's not like any others
    They trained as one, they fought as one
    They shared their last together
    That bond endures, that love is true
    And will be, now and ever.

    I could not know, how could I guess, what choices each had made,
    Of how they came to soldiering, what part each one had played?
    But here they are and here they'll stay,
    Each one silent and in place,
    Their headstones line up row on row
    They guard this hallowed place.

    Kenny Martin

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    Default Thank-you everyone for showing you care.

    Thank-you everyone for remembering our troops who gave their life,so we can have our freedom.Their service is well appreciated by everyone,but sometime over looked.Remembrance Day is a special day to remind all that we should take a moment in our busy day and say a BIG THANK-YOU to them for keeping us safe.All of us here today should be thankful to these men and women who gave their lives for us.God Bless all of you.From our house to yours Rwilli1
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    Remembrance day is a good thing and we should all pay tribute to our troops, specially to those that gave their lives, as I was in Vietnam there was death all around me, as I was so close to death myself it was God's will that I live.
    I appreciate all of our troops for what they are doing for our country, may God bless each and every one of them.

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    I DO NOT KNOW YOUR NAME

    I do not know your name, but I know you died
    I do not know from where you came, but I know you died


    Your uniform, branch of service, it matters not to me
    Whether Volunteer or Conscript, or how it came to be
    That politicians failures, or some power-mad ambition
    Brought you too soon to your death, in the name of any nation


    You saw, you felt, you knew full well, as friend and foe were taken
    By bloody death, that your life too, was forfeit and forsaken
    Yet on you went and fought and died, in your close and private hell
    For Mate or Pal or Regiment and memories never to tell


    It was for each other, through shot and shell, the madness you endured
    Side by side, through wound and pain, and comradeship assured
    No family ties, or bloodline link, could match that bond of friend
    Who shared the horror and kept on going, at last until the end


    We cannot know, we were not there, it's beyond our comprehension
    To know the toll that battle brings, of resolute intention
    To carry on, day by day, for all you loved and hoped for
    To live in peace a happy life, away from bloody war


    For far too many, no long life ahead, free of struggle and pain and the gun
    And we must remember the price that was paid, by each and every one
    Regardless of views, opinions aside, no matter how each of us sees it
    They were there and I cannot forget, even though I did not live it


    I do not know your name, but I know you died
    I do not know from where you came, but I know you died.

    Kenny Martin


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    I Will Always remember and Say My Prayers

    I will

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    Default today we remember



    Today we Remember ....please give 2 minutes silence at 11-00 am

    there are some who will remember, and sadly many wont, perhaps it is just a day off for some, but to most of us, it is a day we pay tribute, to those, in those long years ago, gave their lives, so we could have our freedom, today the word Freedom is a word we take for granted, Freedom was not granted to us, Freedom is what they fought for, so please remember those of yester year, and also our troops of today. and we pray they come home safe.

    LEST WE FORGET.
    Last edited by whiteheather; 11-11-2009 at 03:35 PM.

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