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Nov 10, 2010 11:01 |  #1

War is not glory. War means dying in some field or valley or on some ridge, often alone, wishing you had never come. War is horrifying and sad.

The people that fight the wars for our governments, so that we don't have to, are brave and courageous.

We SHALL REMEMBER THEM!

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Nov 10, 2010 11:08 |  #2

Great shots DragonSpeed.
Shots like these remind us of those that gave their lives so we have the freedom to do what we are doing.
As fewer and fewer Veterans are around from this conflict we have to keep the memory alive and NEVER FORGET!


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Nov 10, 2010 12:19 |  #3

75D wrote in post #11259266 (external link)
Great shots DragonSpeed.
Shots like these remind us of those that gave their lives so we have the freedom to do what we are doing.
As fewer and fewer Veterans are around from this conflict we have to keep the memory alive and NEVER FORGET!

Thank you.

While individually, we are all almost too young to "Remember". It is our communal conciousness that must remember and those memories must be passed from generation to generation in as much graphic detail as possible so that those that follow us understand that this is a path the world should not follow again.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning... We shall remember them!




  
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Nov 10, 2010 15:15 |  #4

Thank you so much for sharing. :)


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Nov 10, 2010 16:02 |  #5

lindsaytblum wrote in post #11260722 (external link)
Thank you so much for sharing. :)

You are welcome.

Please - I urge all to go out to a Cenotaph on November 11 to remember and honour all soldiers on both sides of battles, living or dead.




  
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Nov 10, 2010 18:45 as a reply to  @ DragonSpeed's post |  #6

Great Post!!! Thank you.




  
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Nov 10, 2010 19:00 |  #7

All are amazing, #4 is outstanding.


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Nov 10, 2010 20:16 |  #8

Nice shots Dragon! It's great that you share the pics and allow us to remember and honor them.


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Nov 10, 2010 20:19 as a reply to  @ RGT168's post |  #9

Thanks for posting these.


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Nov 10, 2010 20:35 |  #10

As someone with a brother in the Forces, Remembrance Day has more meaning for me these past few years. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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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.

-Lt. Col. John McCrae, Canadian Army, 1915


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Nov 11, 2010 02:13 |  #11

Frank E wrote in post #11261879 (external link)
Great Post!!! Thank you.

Thank you for the kind words.

windpig wrote in post #11261948 (external link)
All are amazing, #4 is outstanding.

Thanks.... It really makes you realize how ****ty it was to be running up that beach.

RGT168 wrote in post #11262380 (external link)
Nice shots Dragon! It's great that you share the pics and allow us to remember and honor them.

We need to honour and collectively remember to keep this kind of horror from happening again.

Luke in China wrote in post #11262504 (external link)
As someone with a brother in the Forces, Remembrance Day has more meaning for me these past few years. Thanks for sharing the photos.

I'm sure it's VERY tough for people like yourself with loved ones in the military. May God look over and protect them all. May the come home swiftly and safely.




  
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Nov 11, 2010 02:26 |  #12

Great post DragonSpeed and the rest of the set
on your flickr site are also very good.
Thank you for sharing.


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Nov 11, 2010 02:47 |  #13

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Great post DragonSpeed and the rest of the set
on your flickr site are also very good.
Thank you for sharing.

Thank you! I really was trying to convey the sense of humilty and awe that I felt when I was there. North Americans should ALL make that journey... It's saddening and inspiring all at once.




  
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Nov 11, 2010 10:55 |  #14

Nice shots! It's great to see those shots of the places that I've visited this summer and the summer before. I went up there with my dad and brother and we visited all those importated places where the war was fought. If you're there, you realise that the soldiers in 1944 were pretty much on a suicide mission. May we never forget that we payed a high price for our freedom back then.


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Nov 11, 2010 19:05 |  #15

timvb wrote in post #11265594 (external link)
Nice shots! It's great to see those shots of the places that I've visited this summer and the summer before. I went up there with my dad and brother and we visited all those importated places where the war was fought. If you're there, you realise that the soldiers in 1944 were pretty much on a suicide mission. May we never forget that we payed a high price for our freedom back then.

Too true! I know the Dutch paid a horrible price during the **** occupation.




  
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