Memorial day and heros

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by dickman45885, May 27, 2007.

  1. dickman45885

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    Sep 6, 2005
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    Another Memorial Day is upon us.

    I had ancestors in all major wars, The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, The War to End All Wars WWI, WWII, I was in Viet Nam, and still proudly serve.

    Too many times we forget the real purpose of the holiday. It is not the first day the pool is open, it is not the first day of summer, or anyone of a number of other things.

    Memorial Day is the day we need to stop and thank those who in serving, gave all they had to give. They did so not asking for, nor seeking reward or glory. They did so, so all of us who were to come after them have the freedoms we so easily take for granted. We are free, and enjoy the freedoms we have because others who came before us wanted to make sure we had those freedoms.

    You may not agree with the present war, but be proud of the warriors who defend our freedoms.

    God Bless our fallen warriors of the past. May they live on in our memory
  2. Mr. Snakey

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    Apr 9, 2006
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    Oh our Men and women havent been forgotten. The men and women from other countries such as England and many more havent been forgotten either. I am proud of them and they have had my support from the start. It is the ones who didnt who sleep in a pool of blood every night
  3. Principessa

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    Nov 22, 2006
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    Memorial Day Prayer

    By Rev. Dick Kozelka (ret)
    First Congregational Church of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN.

    Eternal God,
    Creator of years, of centuries,
    Lord of whatever is beyond time,
    Maker of all species and master of all history --
    How shall we speak to you
    from our smallness and inconsequence?
    Except that you have called us to worship you
    in spirit and in truth;
    You have dignified us with loves and loyalties;
    You have lifted us up with your lovingkindnesses.
    Therefore we are bold to come before you without groveling
    [though we sometimes feel that low]
    and without fear
    [though we are often anxious].
    We sing with spirit and pray with courage
    because you have dignified us;
    You have redeemed us from the aimlessness
    of things' going meaninglessly well.
    God, lift the hearts of those
    for whom this holiday is not just diversion,
    but painful memory and continued deprivation.
    Bless those whose dear ones have died
    needlessly, wastefully [as it seems]
    in accident or misadventure.
    We remember with compassion those who have died
    serving their countries
    in the futility of combat.
    There is none of us but must come to bereavement and separation,
    when all the answers we are offered
    fail the question death asks of each of us.
    We believe that you will provide for us
    as others have been provided with the fulfillment of
    "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

  4. viking1

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    Dec 2, 2006
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    Amen to that! My feelings exactly.
  5. SpeedoGuy

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    May 18, 2004
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    Pacific Northwest, USA
    In Flanders Fields

    by John McCrae, May 1915

    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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