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    Dedicated to the men and ladies that have fought in wars for Britian and it allies since WWI to Libya. Always remembered.





    Lest we Forget

    PS can we have a poppy smiley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucasLovesLollypops View Post
    Dedicated to the men and ladies that have fought in wars for Britian and it allies since WWI to Libya. Always remembered.



    Lest we Forget

    PS can we have a poppy smiley?
    Never forgotten.

    Great thread.
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    100% agreement.

    Thanks for starting this thread.
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    MODS Could this be stickyd for November, please ??
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    Great thread.

    Always proud to wear a poppy on my chest.

    As for the poppy smiliey: i think we had a poppy icon last year, so hopefully one should appear soon.
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    Hope the Kop get out the poppy banner's out.

    Good thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTA84 View Post
    Great thread.

    Always proud to wear a poppy on my chest.

    As for the poppy smiliey: i think we had a poppy icon last year, so hopefully one should appear soon.
    Completely agree.

    They should never, ever be forgotten.

    A great thread indeed.
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    Matt normally puts in a poppy icon in and around Rememberence week.

    To the millions who died in the first world war and to the millions who died (and sadly continue to die) in conflict around the world.
    R.I.P

    To the thousands of my countrymen who went off to fight in a war, whether it was for a cause they believed in or if it was purely for a job. To the ones who were slaughtered senselessly at the front and to the ones who returned home to a country changed forever and who were treated abismally by their fellow countrymen and women and largely forgotton for decades.
    You will no longer be forgotten.
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    May I add, that last year we had a number of posters who for their own reasons, often posted views regarding their feeling towards the poppy as an emblem. This tended to make the rememberence thread get pretty heated at times and the mods had to step in and delete a few posts.

    They are fully entitled to those views, but please for the benefit of this thread can it be left as a rememberence thread only. If you do not want to post your rememberence, please don't post at all.

    Any other views for debate or discussion should be made in an alternative thread if you so wish to make them.
    (Provided of course, they stay within the T&Cs)

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweepie View Post
    May I add, that last year we had a number of posters who for their own reasons, often posted views regarding their feeling towards the poppy as an emblem. This tended to make the rememberence thread get pretty heated at times and the mods had to step in and delete a few posts.

    They are fully entitled to those views, but please for the benefit of this thread can it be left as a rememberence thread only. If you do not want to post your rememberence, please don't post at all.

    Any other views for debate or discussion should be made in an alternative thread if you so wish to make them.
    (Provided of course, they stay within the T&Cs)

    Thanks.
    Great post and I hope this thread stays respectful.

    RIP
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    Gonna try and keep this up top all month
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    Superb thread.

    Thank you for starting it.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denza-Red View Post
    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.
    Immortal words.
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    The red Remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war
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    World War One 1914-1918
    World War II 1939 — 1945
    Korean War 1950 — 1953
    Algeria Uprising 1954 -1962
    Vietnam / South East Asia 1964 —1973
    "Operation Desert Storm", Iraq - 1991
    "Afganistan" - November 2001 - Present Day
    "Operation Iraqi Freedom" - March 2003 - December 2008
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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.
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    By all the glories of the day
    And the cool evening's benison
    By that last sunset touch that lay
    Upon the hills when day was done,
    By beauty lavishly outpoured
    And blessings carelessly received,
    By all the days that I have lived
    Make me a soldier, Lord.

    By all of all man's hopes and fears
    And all the wonders poets sing,
    The laughter of unclouded years,
    And every sad and lovely thing;
    By the romantic ages stored
    With high endeavour that was his,
    By all his mad catastrophes
    Make me a man, O Lord.

    I, that on my familiar hill
    Saw with uncomprehending eyes
    A hundred of thy sunsets spill
    Their fresh and sanguine sacrifice,
    Ere the sun swings his noonday sword
    Must say good-bye to all of this; -
    By all delights that I shall miss,
    Help me to die, O Lord.
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    So you were David’s father,
    And he was your only son,
    And the new-cut peats are rotting
    And the work is left undone,
    Because of an old man weeping,
    Just an old man in pain,
    For David, his son David,
    That will not come again.

    Oh, the letters he wrote you,
    And I can see them still,
    Not a word of the fighting,
    But just the sheep on the hill
    And how you should get the crops in
    Ere the year get stormier,
    And the Bosches have got his body,
    And I was his officer.

    You were only David’s father,
    But I had fifty sons
    When we went up in the evening
    Under the arch of the guns,
    And we came back at twilight -
    O God! I heard them call
    To me for help and pity
    That could not help at all.

    Oh, never will I forget you,
    My men that trusted me,
    More my sons than your fathers’,
    For they could only see
    The little helpless babies
    And the young men in their pride.
    They could not see you dying,
    And hold you while you died.

    Happy and young and gallant,
    They saw their first-born go,
    But not the strong limbs broken
    And the beautiful men brought low,
    The piteous writhing bodies,
    They screamed “Don’t leave me, sir”,
    For they were only your fathers
    But I was your officer.
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    The Glorious Dead.
    Forever Remembered.
    Great thread.
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    Behind that long and lonely trenched line
    To which men come and go, where brave men die,
    There is a yet unmarked and unknown shrine,
    A broken plot, a soldier’s cemetery.

    There lie the flower of youth, the men who scorn’d
    To live (so died) when languished Liberty:
    Across their graves flowerless and unadorned
    Still scream the shells of each artillery.

    When war shall cease this lonely unknown spot
    Of many a pilgrimage will be the end,
    And flowers will shine in this now barren plot
    And fame upon it through the years descend:
    But many a heart upon each simple cross
    Will hang the grief, the memory of its loss.
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    Thank you RedKnight for posting those wonderful ode's to the fallen. 'In memoriam 1914-1918' is one of the most shockingly beautiful war poems i've ever read.

    Liverpool will be playing with a poppy on the shirts tomorrow v swansea: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/lates...r-poppy-shirts

    Nice to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTA84 View Post
    Thank you RedKnight for posting those wonderful ode's to the fallen. 'In memoriam 1914-1918' is one of the most shockingly beautiful war poems i've ever read.

    Liverpool will be playing with a poppy on the shirts tomorrow v swansea: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/lates...r-poppy-shirts

    Nice to see.
    Thank you mate...And yes its really nice to see the lads playing with the poppy on the shirt..
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    Behind that long and lonely trenched line
    To which men come and go, where brave men die,
    There is a yet unmarked and unknown shrine,
    A broken plot, a soldier’s cemetery.

    There lie the flower of youth, the men who scorn’d
    To live (so died) when languished Liberty:
    Across their graves flowerless and unadorned
    Still scream the shells of each artillery.

    When war shall cease this lonely unknown spot
    Of many a pilgrimage will be the end,
    And flowers will shine in this now barren plot
    And fame upon it through the years descend:
    But many a heart upon each simple cross
    Will hang the grief, the memory of its loss.
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    Thank you for your sacrifices.

    R.I.P to all those who have died serving Britain.
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    Never ever forgotten!
    Heroes
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