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Remembrance Answered

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old,
Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We shall remember them.
We shall remember them.

Laurence Binyon, September 1914


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, May 1915



5 years ago

In America today is Veterans day to celebrate all the Veterans who served during wartime under title 10. But I can appreciate all the sacrifices that occurred during WW1, all the millions of young men who either volunteered or got drafted and literally handed a rifle and told to go shoot. Some of the people the only training they received was on the boat enroute to the European theater. They didn't have fancy ceramic body armor, heated facilities, hot food, overpaid Contractors, heck the US Army was still chasing Pancho Villa on horse back through Mexico when WW1 first started.

WW1 and WW2 everyone did their part, in WW2 GM, AC Delco, Frigidaire stopped making their normal goods and made M2 .50 cal machine guns, which are still firing and in service today (talk about reliability)

Anyways, if your a vet in America stop by and get your free bloomin onion, and while your off from work remember why the 11 November was chosen.