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We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« on: November 10, 2018, 08:49:19 PM »
Happy Veteran's & Remembrance Day to one and all. Take a moment to bow your head. Amen, r'amen, and so say we all.

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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 09:35:43 PM »
Took a moment of silence today. Lest we forget.

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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 09:39:41 PM »
The torch is ours to hold up high.

So say we all

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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 04:53:09 AM »
we shall remember them.


and on another day we shall look to the causes - but today is not that day.



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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 05:33:39 AM »
For the Fallen (and for Unleash Hell)

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 condemn.
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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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 05:35:22 AM »
IN FLANDERS FIELDS

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

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 11:13:55 AM »
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.

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Re: We Laid Our Dead in Sacred Ground
« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:16:13 AM »
Words do not suffice. Posting as acknowledgement.