|11-11-2003, 01:05 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London/Kent Border
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.
|11-11-2003, 01:36 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Leicestershire, UK
*puts on little poppy*
Wow Gibbs wasnt expecting something like that
Rerember reading that poem in church in Primary school.
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
seriously though weels done gibbsandsmith for starting this thread
RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990 - 15/4/2006
|11-11-2003, 03:03 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Stellenbosch - South Africa
I was ****ed off that there was no silence observed at school...Still guess we had a service on Sunday...
|12-11-2003, 01:08 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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Yep i held a moment of silence on the day!
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