11th hour...

by zeb 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • zeb

    The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

    "They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old

    age shall not weary them or the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them.."

  • Drifting Away
    Drifting Away

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

  • azor

    Here in Edinburgh wearing a poppy today.

  • prologos

    why? The tragedy of young men's deaths?

  • bsmart

    Do they still sell poppies here in the states? My dad used to wear one when I was small.

  • azor

    Time and place prologos. Don't be and a**hole.

    bsmart never heard of it until I got here.

    The more one understands history and where we are in the stream of time the more precious those lost lives are. Our modern mostly peaceful living today rides on the backs of the tragedy of the 2 great wars. Long live the long peace, and let's always remember those that went through the meat grinders that those two wars were. So as to never repeat those tragedies.

  • Esse quam videri
    Esse quam videri

    Innocent mislead victims of war mongering leaders.

    If being a slaughtered victim means your a hero, okay.

    If slaughtering others means your a hero, okay.

    Okay, today we all make everyone feel better by honouring the heroes. It is the least we can do. Everyone can sleep well knowing they did their least.

  • azor

    Esse sometimes your an a$$. What is wrong with some of you people.

  • cofty

    The respect that is paid to the fallen at the 11th hour of 11th November in the UK every year is outstanding. The Poppy Appeal raises millions for military charities. We wear our poppies with pride.

    Services will be held at memorials in every town in the UK on Sunday. I will be at my local cenotaph.

    England and Scotland defied FIFA to wear poppies on their kit this evening.

    Millions died so that people like Esse quam videri can enjoy the freedom to be an ignorant, ungrateful buffoon.

  • prologos

    Those of us who have seen war, have seen these young men in combat, should not let the occasion pass without inviting reflection.

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