Veteran's Day

Discussion in 'Reading, PA' started by JediSoccerDad, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. JediSoccerDad Jedi Master

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    Aug 12, 2004
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    In celebraton of Veteren's Day, today, on 11/11 @ 11:11 AM, take a moment of silence, for Armistice Day (The anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict).

    I came accross this poem that I thought expressed my gratitude for the "Unknown Soldier".


    Because of You, Unknown Soldier
    By Courtney Tanabe


    Because of you, I am here
    Because of you, I am able to live freely

    Yet I do not know you
    And I have not done anything for you

    But there you stand, ready to fight
    And there you are prepared to die

    For me

    You've fought before
    And you'll fight again
    For someone you don't know

    So thank you Unknown Soldier
    Fighting for me

    I'm here because of you
    And I owe my future to you
  2. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 5, 2004
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    Lest we forget....

    Eulogy for a Veteran

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.

    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the Gentle autumn rain.

    When you awaken in the mornings hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush

    Of quiet birds in circled flight,
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.

    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there, I did not die.

    Author Unknown


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  3. Rebel_Spook Jedi Master

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    May 14, 2002
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    To the men and women who have served, and serve today, our country for our freedom and peace and to make this world safe for the generations to come that some will never see.

    God bless and Godspeed home! [face_flag]

    It is a great honor for me to share this day with you!

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