Armistice Day 2011. 11/11/11 @ 11 AM. Veterans Day

Tomorrow is 11/11. At 11 am stop for 60 seconds to remember those that fought and died for the country you live in or you were born in.Give thanks for their sacrifice. Sacrifice given for you in their blood on a foreign field, far from home, alone.

No heros.
Just thanks.
No politics..
Just thanks.
No agenda.
Just Thanks.

60 seconds from our meaningless, update driven, Facebook focussed, Twitter centric, channel hopping, Twinkie eating, status conscious, venal little lives.
Look at these pictures from WWI. "The war to end all wars………"

Be Still.
Be Silent.
Think about what doing for others really means.

Back Home we say "Lest We Forget"

Be above all Thankful.

The first chapter of In Flanders Fields and Other Poems (a 1919 collection of poems by John McCrae) gives the text of the poem as follows:

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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