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Sunday, November 09, 2008

LEST WE FORGET




The 11th. hour of the 11th. day of the 11th. month...... on November 11, 1918 The Great War ended. This year of 2008 marks the 90th. Remembrance Day.



Remembrance Day 2008



Before You Go

"Quietly you’ve all turned gray
You did your job you saved our way
Our life and freedom you preserved
We’ve thanked you less than you’ve deserved

You never boasted, bragged or asked
For adulation for your past
You did the job you knew was right
And quietly, you cry at night
For bodies maimed and comrades lost
For sights beyond our furthest thoughts
For what you’ve lived and felt and seen
For what the cost of freedom means

You leave us blessed with every breath
That cost you arms and legs and death
You won the worst and greatest war
We owe you more, we owe you more

Thank you for your wondrous feats
For open speech and quiet streets
For worship as we choose to pray
For preservation of our way

Before you go, we need to show
That in your silence we still know
What you accomplished and what you did
For who we are and how we live

So go with love from wives and sons
and daughters for a job well done
From kids who’ve never seen a tank
We give you thanks, we give you thanks
Thank you for your wondrous feats
For open speech and quiet streets
For worship as we choose to pray
For preservation of our way
For homes and jobs and baseball games
For many colors many names

You saved our lives and we’re still free
From shining sea to shining sea
Thank You, Thank You,
Thank You…. Go in Peace"


And I can't do a Remembrance Day post without always including one of my very favourites. PITTANCE OF TIME


Canada's soldiers, and all of her allies' soldiers. I remember, I will always remember. Bless all those who died for our freedom, and may none of us ever forget how Freedom is not free....

Jude

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