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November 11th, in Canada and the other Commonwealth Countries.

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
-Billy Graham
Remembrance Day Video - Terry Kelly "Pittance in Time" - YouTube
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November 11th, in Canada and the other Commonwealth Countries.

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
-Billy Graham
Remembrance Day Video - Terry Kelly "Pittance in Time" - YouTube
Says it all...
excellent...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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Thank you Vets and active duty military for your service, no matter who or where you are. I received this From "KP91" and I want to pass it on.


He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbours
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?

Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY."
PLEASE pass On The Patriotism! YOU can make a difference.

If you are proud of our Vets, then send this to them.
You'll be glad you did.




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Wonderful Dave, thank you for putting this up. I know it was the saddest day of my life when my Veteran passed away.
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That's a great poem and so appropriate.

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I'll be passing that on, Dave...and thanks especially to 'KP91' for sending it to you!
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I want to thank all who served for our freedom.
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We wouldn't be living the life we live today if not for our vets.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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We wouldn't be living the life we live today if not for our vets.
Your correct chuck, it often makes me feel ill when so many hangers on, persons who walk around free today, that they have no respect for those who paid a very high price so that they can be so useless. N
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We wouldn't be living the life we live today if not for our vets.
Well put .
My grandfather was born in jan 1900 and passed in 1996 and fought in both world wars.
My mom said the First World War took a lot out of him as it was more personal because there was a lot of hand to hand combat with the lack of ammunition . Frank thank you for your service , and may you RIP

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