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Since we don't have an "OFF TOPIC" board to post on, I hope this is exceptable.


http://www.greatwar.nl/frames/default-poppies.html


Lest We Forget ...

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
 
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Hmmmmmmmm......maybe RRIXX isn't so bad to have as a neigbor after all..................LOL

Good post, makes one step back and think.
 

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Don,
Thanks for posting this.
My wife is from Canada and moved to Indiana from Kingston when we got married.
It has really amazed her how little us U.S. citizens know about our great neighbor to the north. We have had so many questions it is unbelievable.
Do you have electricity, do you really travel by dog sleds, do you hunt seals, do you live in igloos??
So when she tells them about the Canadian military it seems like some think she is lieing. Her Brother in law has over 25 years in the military. She(my wife) lived in Germany for about 4 years and worked on a Canadian military base.
As I said at fist, thanks for posting this.
Dan
 

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Don,

Thanks too for posting "In Flanders Field"

On a similar note, I have the video/song "A Pittance in Time", in Real Player, on my computer. Does anyone know how to attach it to a post? I haven't a clue.
 

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poleman said:
On a similar note, I have the video/song "A Pittance in Time", in Real Player, on my computer. Does anyone know how to attach it to a post? I haven't a clue.
You have to first put it somewhere on the Internet that can be addressed as a URL. Then just post the URL of the file.

How large is it?
 

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If your e-mail program and provider will let you send that big of a file to me, go ahead and e-mail it and I'll send you the link to put in a message.
[email protected]

Hope it works.
 

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Poleman,

Go to ---- http://www.photobucket.com --- you can upload videos. They will assign a URL and then you can post a link. -- my post "Autumn in Alabama" posted here a few days ago was done through Photobucket.

Hope this helps.
 

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Written by a Canadian

http://denimandlace.50megs.com/2006deni ... ftime.html

There is an interesting history behind the writing of this song:

On November 11, 1999 Canadian Singer Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store's PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.
Terry was impressed with the store's leadership role in adopting the Legion's "two minutes of silence" initiative. He felt that the store's contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven o'clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the "two minutes of silence" to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terry's anger towards the father for trying to engage the store's clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, "A Pittance of Time". Terry later recorded "A Pittance of Time" and included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".

The Video of this tribute in song is attached to this e-mail. You will need a media player that can run windows metafile videos.

For those of you who I'm sure would want a copy of the lyrics:
A Pittance Of Time 4:4
Written by Terry Kelly © Jefter Publishing - SOCAN
They fought and some died for their homeland.
They fought and some died, now it's our land.
Look at his little child; there's no fear in her eyes.
Could he not show respect for other dads who have died?

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It's a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who went over.
In peace may they rest, may we never
forget why they died.
It's a pittance of time.

God forgive me for wanting to strike him.
Give me strength so as not to be like him.
My heart pounds in my breast, fingers pressed to my lips,
My throat wants to bawl out, my tongue barely resists.

But two minutes I will bide.
It's a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who went over.
In peace may they rest.
May we never forget why they died.
It's a pittance of time.

Read the letters and poems of the heroes at home.
They have casualties, battles, and fears of their own.
There's a price to be paid if you go, if you stay.
Freedom's fought for and won in numerous ways.

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It's a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls all over.
May we never forget, our young become vets.
At the end of the line,
It's a pittance of time.

It takes courage to fight in your own war.
It takes courage to fight someone else's war.
Our peacekeepers tell of their own living hell.
They bring hope to foreign lands that hate mongers can't kill.

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It's a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who go over.
In peacetime our best still don battle dress
And lay their lives on the line.
It's a pittance of time

In peace may they rest,
Lest we forget why they died.
Take a pittance of time.
 
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