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    11/11/1918 - 11/11/2021

    Last edited by Bruce Scott; 10th November 21 at 02:41 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Scott View Post
    They shall never grow old ....
    Those ancient U Nialls from Donegal were a randy bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Scott View Post
    Thank you for this. Iím planning on reading it out loud at the eleventh hour my local time on Thursday. Lest We Forget.

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    We shall keep the faith

    Oh! You who sleep in Flanders' Fields
    Sleep sweet - to rise anew;
    We caught the torch you threw,
    And holding high we kept
    The faith with those who died.

    We cherish, too, the Poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led.
    It seems to signal to the skies
    That blood of heroes never dies.
    But lends a lustre to the red
    On the flower that blooms above the dead
    In Flanders' fields.

    And now the torch and Poppy red
    Wear in honour of our dead.
    Fear not that ye have died for naught:
    We've learned the lesson that ye taught
    In Flanders' fields.

    -Moina Michael

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    Let us also remember those who have no known grave.

    “Lest we forget.”
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 11th November 21 at 01:36 AM.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfzJ8UBr-c0

    To all my fellow US veterans we stand a little taller today as we remember those who went before us and paid the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the above link works it is the great Johnny Cash doing ragged old flag. To all my fellow veterans " we did good" enjoy our day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Let us also remember those who have no known grave.

    ďLest we forget.Ē
    Look to the Menin Gate. Look to the Vimy Memorial. Their names are there by the tens of thousands. Their remains are the rich soil of France and Belgium.
    Those ancient U Nialls from Donegal were a randy bunch.

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    My family have two names amongst the missing, one on the Thiepval Monument and one at Kohima. I, with the help of the South Staffordshire Regimental museum was able to find the nearest 10 acres in France, where one our chaps might be. The museum were able to be pretty exact in this case as they had a fairly accurate map reference of where an “incident” took place. My wife and I have visited the spot and left a poppy attached to a convenient fence post. It seemed appropriate as the fence line was made of WW1 metal fence posts tidied up from the battle field after the war ended. Being a farmer I am happy for him to rest there assisting with the growing of the crops.

    As to the other chap? There is no trail to follow, I imagine somewhere amongst the jungle flora and fauna there is a tree growing that is just that wee tad bigger and a wee tad greener than the others . It helps....a bit.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 12th November 21 at 02:18 AM.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    For those that are interested, the Thiepval Monument has an app where you can read about one of the missing on the anniversary of the day they died. Itís one way I try to honor the fallen on a daily basis. Below is a link to the app if you have an Apple device. It should also be available for Android. Itís from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cwgc-t...l/id1114282977

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    My family have two names amongst the missing, one on the Thiepval Monument and one at Kohima. I, with the help of the South Staffordshire Regimental museum was able to find the nearest 10 acres in France, where one our chaps might be. The museum were able to be pretty exact in this case as they had a fairly accurate map reference of where an “incident” took place. My wife and I have visited the spot and left a poppy attached to a convenient fence post. It seemed appropriate as the fence line was made of WW1 metal fence posts tidied up from the battle field after the war ended. Being a farmer I am happy for him to rest there assisting with the growing of the crops.

    As to the other chap? There is no trail to follow, I imagine somewhere amongst the jungle flora and fauna there is a tree growing that is just that wee tad bigger and a wee tad greener than the others . It helps....a bit.
    Some of them still lie buried in collapsed dugouts and saps. Alaa, most were blown to atoms by artillery and mines. The plows bring up their shards every spring.
    Last edited by Ninehostages; 12th November 21 at 05:13 AM. Reason: spellig
    Those ancient U Nialls from Donegal were a randy bunch.

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