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    State Vice-Captain gibbsnsmith's Avatar
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    Remembrance Day

    I am shocked as hell that noone acknowledged this monumental day IMO only for some european nations and canadians it seems with a thread, So i took it upon myself to make one.

    This is a very common poem about WWI , and some or maybe most may have heard it:

    John McRae, "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, through poppies grow

    In Flanders fields.


    We have not forgotten...


    this is a quote from Albert Einstein, who after living through both wars stated "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones"

    If you read it once and once more maybe you will understand what he means, and i for one am not going to disagree with that statement butt do sincerely hope that its false and we do not ever have to face a world war III let alone WW IV.

    A tired, grieving Jerome.

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    Hall of Fame Member Jamee999's Avatar
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    *puts on little poppy*

    Wow Gibbs wasnt expecting something like that

    Rerember reading that poem in church in Primary school.

    My poem

    War is here

    War is here.

    Trenches,death and gunshots, limbs every where

    Gunshots death and enemy fire this what we go for our country

    Poppys Gravestones Memorials too

    All of this from World Wars I and II

    by Jamee999

    seriously though weels done gibbsandsmith for starting this thread
    Or something.

    RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990 - 15/4/2006

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    I was ****ed off that there was no silence observed at school...Still guess we had a service on Sunday...
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    Yep i held a moment of silence on the day!
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