Lest We Forget

November 10, 2006 at 9:04 am (Uncategorized)

       Tomorrow is Remembrance Day, and I feel everyone should take two minutes at eleven o’clock to reflect on what the day means. It is in memory of the men and women who scarificed their lives to protect us from tyranny.

   I am quite anti-war in general and do not agree with the wars that are going on today. The wars going on today, the two major ones being Iraq and Afghanistan are basically invasions. I may even agree with Afghanistan at times, although I still think our soldiers should not be there.

     The Afghanis were allowing the Taliban to flourish and some action was needed there, but Iraq was an all out invasion, plain and simple, based on false information. I am still convinced that the Iraq war was just a ploy to get Saddam out of power and take over the oil supply.

    Tomorrow let us remember for a few moments the wars that countries used to got involved in to stop madmen from committing acts such as the infamous Kristallnacht which is considered by many historians to be the start of the Holocaust.    

    In closing here I will post the traditional poem, which by the way is also on the back of our ten dollar bill.

      

In Flanders field 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.

John Macrae 1915

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