In Remembrance

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BirdLover Posts : 2,834 Registered: 3/30/06
In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 1:25 AM

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada...I believe there is also a similar day in the USA (Veteran's Day?)  I hope that everyone remembers to wear their poppies and take a moment of silence at 11 am!

Here is a poem that was turned into a song that is often sang around Remembrance Day in my area.  Just thougth I'd post it.  It's beautiful, and gives you something to think about:

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 glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

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

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

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krista210 Posts : 450 Registered: 7/14/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 1:31 AM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

Thats a great poem bird. I'll be one of the few people in my city standing through the ceremony freezing my butt off tomorrow morning before I go to work. I told my boss sorry, I might be late! My grandfather was in WWII and I never got to meet him. It is surprising how much you can love somebody you never met. My brother looks just like him!

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Bride2008 Posts : 3,058 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 8:58 AM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

Thank you for posting that Birdie - it made me cry. When I was a sophomore in high school, a friend and classmate of mine was killed by a drunk driver. We had that poem engraved on a plaque, which stayed on his locker until the day he would have graduated.

 



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RanAway2Maine Posts : 2,359 Registered: 1/27/08
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 9:25 AM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

Nice tribute, bird. Thanks for posting. Sometimes we forget.

Linda Jo and Dean-July 19, 2008


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bridesrocks Posts : 478 Registered: 9/25/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 9:27 AM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

Lest we forget....I can not attend the ceremony because I have to work.  But the parade of the survivors or family members of our fallen will be marching right in front of our office.  Since I can't attend I fully intend on watching it.
Until I marry my Rockstar!

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bridesrocks Posts : 478 Registered: 9/25/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 9:28 AM Go to message in response to: bridesrocks

Oh ya and very nice poem it really says it all!
Until I marry my Rockstar!

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 10:35 AM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

As a Vet I take pride in Veterans Day.  I have been to DC several times for the ceremony there.  We have one locally which I attend.  I try to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice everyday, but especially on the day set aside to remember. 

Love the Poem we have it engraved on my grandfather's headstone.  He was a WWII Vet.


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nanette927 Posts : 1,748 Registered: 1/28/08
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 10:56 AM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

This is a very special day. And I hope that people respect it-

James and I were talking about Veterans Day last night.

My Daddy was a Private First Class in the American Army and my Grandfather (my Dad's Dad) was a Staff Sargent in the American Army.  My Mom's Dad was a Sgt in Hitlers Army.  

James's Father was in Hitlers Youth. And his Grandfather was a SGT in Hitlers Army.  His mother's father was a SGT in the American Army.

My grandfather and my dad were only 17 years apart.  His father and his grandfather were only 18 years apart. It's just crazy when looking back on how young the men were when they went to War.

My 2 out of 3 of my bothers and ALL my brother in-laws are Veterans a few of my nephews are too.  James is the only in-Law that never served.  He is an only son.  I was scared to death when I had my son..the first thing I thought was he was going to join the military and DIE.  But he can never join any forces due to his dissabily(sad) he tried and he scored high but his vision held him back.  I told him It's in his heart to serve, and it's not his fault he can't be to be a good citizen is a good start.                       

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mrspinky Posts : 3,773 Registered: 3/14/08
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 12:05 PM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

thank you for posting this.

I remember standing out on the football field listening to the veterns talk in high school.


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hellokitty4ever Posts : 740 Registered: 6/6/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 12:26 PM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

What a beautiful poem indeed! 

I can only hope for the safe return of all those fighting out there.



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sk127 Posts : 325 Registered: 5/13/08
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 12:27 PM Go to message in response to: BirdLover

that was so pretty.

today is my daddys bday..and he is retired..i dont know everything since its not something either of my parents really talk about..but he started marine..then he retired air national guard reserve. i know hes been to so many places since my parents have money in the safe from everyplace..plus when i was a kid he used to bring me things.


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Mrslinnben Posts : 2,285 Registered: 6/4/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 11, 2008 8:41 PM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

Kenny...Thank you for serving and protecting our freedom and our country. 

To anyone else who has a loved one who has or had a loved one in the military, I want to stand up to you and thank you as well.  You let your loved ones to go and protect us and others. 


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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: In Remembrance
Posted: Nov 12, 2008 7:09 AM Go to message in response to: Mrslinnben

Thank you MrsLinnBen, it isn't often that people thank me, I appreciate that.

Kenny and Me Perfect Together,  10 years and counting.



 

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