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Floo

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At the going down of the sun.........
« on: November 08, 2015, 08:48:59 AM »
........and in the morning, we shall remember them.

Remember Our Innocence

Eagerly they accepted the King’s shilling,
Fresh-faced youths responded to the call.
Most caught up in fervent patriotic naivety,
Keenly anticipating a glorious adventure.
Soon nationalistic fantasy confronted grim reality,
Youthful idealism was swiftly obliterated
Amidst a Hellorama of mud, screams and gore.
Those long dead boys call to the living,
When our war is a dusty recollection
Our motives misrepresented and misunderstood,
Please Remember Our Innocence.

RJG


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Re: At the going down of the sun.........
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 09:36:14 AM »
Was reminded erlier this wek that the red poppies aren't a symbol of blood but of life - the Flander poppies grew after the carnage, reminding us that 1) those who died, died that we might live life fully; 2) that life goes on even after all of that death; 3) that life defeats death.  (Those were comments from different people regarding the message of the poppies).  Does anyone have any other uplifting 'analogies'?
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Re: At the going down of the sun.........
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 03:55:47 PM »
No greater love can a person have than to lay down their life for another.
May be their innocent youth was really the reality of love at it's purest.
Whether cannon fodder or whether shot or killed by mines.
The men gave their lives willingly and without knowing the final outcome.

They fought for freedom of Family, friends, neighbours,strangers and even foreigner.
But the choice was theirs and their bravery deserves the recognition of remembrance.
It is those still left behind who bore the greatest sorrow and lived with horrific memories.
Not sure why they survived and never to forget.

We could have hope that the price paid by all will eventually be enough to bring world peace.
We should never forget the price they paid. Buy your poppy and wear it for them.







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Re: At the going down of the sun.........
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 09:52:29 AM »
All weaponry bodes ill.
Those at one with Tao seek to avoid them.
The Wise see the place of honour as being on the left
With the warrior adversely positioned on the right.
The Wise will avoid weapons where possible.
When unavoidable, would use them with detachment and restraint;
Peace is the ultimate value.
Even in victory they would see no virtue in them.
To rejoice in victory is to delight in killing,
To delight in killing is to fall from the path of true Power.
All victims of warfare are a cause for grief,
Therefore a victory march should be conducted as a funeral procession.

Tao Te Ching

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Re: At the going down of the sun.........
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 11:57:47 AM »
Was wonderering whether people think that 'Remembrance' might become a bigger thing now that the British legin is producing enamel pin poppies as well as the traditional paper ones?  I have also noticed that some cars continue to carry the large 'car' poppies thoughout the year.

On a slightly different topic (and mods. feel free to split this onto a separate thread if you wish to); do folk think that we will ever get to a stage when an additional 'Remembrance' takes place to remember all those killed in terrorist atrocities around the world?  Should there be one?
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Re: At the going down of the sun.........
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 03:44:43 PM »
Modern day warfare includes terrorising the public in order to upset morale.  Here's a WW II example.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-34746691