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Today We Remember

Discussion in 'Public Announcements' started by Parsons.B, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Parsons.B

    Parsons.B 2-7 Commander Colonel Active Member

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    WAG - Administrator, S3 - Squad Combined Arms School Instructor, Regimental Recruiting - AO Recruitment Lead
    My Brothers and Sisters,

    I've never been good at this kind of thing, but I will give it my best shot.

    Today, around the world many of us will be taking a moment to remember those who have fought and have fallen in wars and conflicts giving the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to live our lives today as we see fit, free from hate, oppression, and evil in the world, and while the world might not be perfect today I like to think that our ancestors who fought and our currently serving military stand up against these terrible ideologies that never seem to fade away and try to make the world a better place for their families, and fellow citizens.

    Observances Today

    In United States, it is Veterans Day, A day to honor all who have served in all branches of the US Military both currently serving and deceased.

    In France, Belgium, UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and too many more to list, observe today as Armistice day a day of remembrance as the end of World War 1, a conflict that claimed 40 million lives.

    In Canada, UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and many others in the Commonwealth of Nations observe Remembrance Day. A day to remember the fallen of World War 1 and is often represented by a poppy and with a minute of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November.

    Today I encourage everyone to take a moment of their time for a moment of silence and remember those who have come before us and sacrificed everything so that we may live a better life today. I finish this post off with a poem that is often read here in Canada by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrance.

    In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrance (1872 - 1918)
  2. Bishop.A

    Bishop.A Private First Class Discharged

    o7 (for someone who is never been good at these things, I find this impressive sir.)
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  3. Velasquez.J

    Velasquez.J A/2-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    Military Police - Senior Staff
    Indeed Major. 07
  4. Chandler.C

    Chandler.C Extended Leave of Absence Specialist Active Member

  5. Pune.M

    Pune.M Sergeant Major Retired Member

    very well said MAJ!