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    - Dulce et Decorum est -

    Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
    Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
    Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
    And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
    Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
    But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
    Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
    Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

    Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! - An ecstasy of fumbling,
    Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
    But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
    And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime
    Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
    As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
    In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
    He plunges at me, guttering,choking, drowning.

    If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
    Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
    Obscene as cancer, bitter as the ***
    Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
    My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
    To children ardent for some desperate glory,
    The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
    Pro patria mori


    Wilfred Owen - March, 1918

    Such a pity that the moderation settings do not allow a word that means 'a portion of food that returns from a ruminant's stomach in the mouth to be chewed for the second time'.
    Ruins the whole impact of an historic poignant poem.
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    Hero's. Nice to see us honour them at the game on Saturday. Also nice to see most Premiership and SPL teams wearing the poppy shirts. The only 2 teams I didnt see wear them were celtic and motherwell. Hope the auction off of the shirts raises lots for a fantastic cause
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    It now seems that FIFA are going to allow the England players to wear a poppy on black armbands. Whilst I'm glad there has been some sort of sense not being shown, it's a dreadful state of affairs when it takes pressure from the likes of Prince William to make them relent.

    Those who died should never, ever be forgotten.
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    Thanks for the Poppy Mods

    R.I.P
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsOsdGtBBTg

    God bless the fallen, to those who never returned.
    R.I.P.
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    We will remember them.

    Greater love has noone than this - that they lay down their life for another.
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    Always brave in my eyes.

    Those who see the poppy as some sort of wholsesale agreement with wars past and present should remember that the poppy is to remember the sacrifice men and women have made for their country.

    Governments send soldiers to war - to their deaths. The poppy I wear is no reflection on my agreement, or otherwise, with foreign policy.

    Anyone who dies in the service of his or her country - in the belief that he/she is doing good - is heroic.

    May you all rest in peace.
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    I would like to echo the previous sentiments expressed in this thread.

    This message is dedicated to all of the men and women who have laid down their lives for us, and to those who continue to do so in active service today.
    You are all heroes to us and we are eternally grateful.

    You will never walk alone!!!
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    For The Fallen
    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England's foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.
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    IN FLANDERS FIELDS.

    In Flanders field 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 with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    ~~By Major John McCrae, May 1915.~~


    Least we forget
    We will Remember Them


    Thankyou to our brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to who gave their lives .

    You will never be forgotten


    YNWA
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    man it makes you feel so small when youy see old war hardened veterans crying. nbrought a tear to my eye.
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    For the many who fell in the past, and those that fall in the present.

    You will never be forgotten.

    Thank you.
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    Thank you to all our service men and women (our own and our friends and allies) - Past present and future.

    Thank you to all the folks who observed this event with respect and dignity.

    Our armed forces are one of the few things that is still 'great' about this nation.
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    We will never forget them.
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    The Average British Soldier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWsf7...eature=related

    We Will Remember Them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raheem_of_The_Crop View Post
    man it makes you feel so small when youy see old war hardened veterans crying. nbrought a tear to my eye.
    One of the most moving sights I've seen was the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery in Russia. Almost half a million victims of the seige of Leningrad are buried there and the old women weeping at the memorial might've been there every day for 50 years or more.

    Incidentally, we had a request to remove the opening poem on this topic due to copyright issues. Please don't repost it. Thanks.
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    Real shame that this thread isnt thought of until this time of year
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    Here's hoping for a time when we can learn our lessons, settle our differences and stop harming each other. Raise a glass to all those who fought and died trying to make the world a better place.

    YNWA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME-71 View Post
    The Average British Soldier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWsf7...eature=related

    We Will Remember Them
    Top post that.

    Bring the boys, back home
    Don't leave the Children
    On their own, oh no
    Bring the boys, back home.
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    You can get a poppy icon at symble.org...won't be applicable to these forums, but defo for facebook/twitter etc. if you guys truly wear your poppy with pride

    Always Remembered
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    Its got to be done really. Buy a poppy and wear it with pride.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
    Last edited by RedTrilogy; 3-11-13 at 17:25.
    Nothing is impossible whilst it's still possible..........
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    Always an honour to wear the poppy, and great to see the club once again showing their respect. http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/late...h-poppy-shirts

    We will always remember them.
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    Proud proud men
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    Terrific gesture this.

    Funeral Appeal After WWII Veteran Dies Alone

    Several hundred people are set to turn up at the funeral of a 99-year-old RAF veteran who died without family or friends.
    http://news.sky.com/story/1166285/fu...ran-dies-alone
    Nothing is impossible whilst it's still possible..........
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    Remembering those that have laid down their lives for us and continue to do so. They will never walk alone!
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    An Armed Servicemen's Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.

    It means a strong desire to Live, whilst taking the form of readiness to die for one's fellow Comrades, Country and The Freedom for others.

    These Men and Women will never, ever, be forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTrilogy View Post
    This was a fantastic response.

    And as a result today, at 11 a.m. on Armistice Day, thousands of people — service personnel and civilians — gathered in the rain at Lytham Park Crematorium to pay their last respects to Harold.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/...al-what-happen

    I hope future generations to come realise the sacrifice that was made for their futures.
    Nothing is impossible whilst it's still possible..........
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