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Never Forget

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Detachment Charlie, May 27, 2012.

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  1. Detachment Charlie

    Detachment Charlie Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

    Happy Memorial Day.

  3. MrDig

    MrDig Well-Known Member

    Thank-you all Veterans, Thank-you all who currently serve, most of all Thank-you to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom.
  4. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Thank you for all the past, present and future members of our armed forces. Salute
  5. longknife12

    longknife12 Well-Known Member

    Not likeing crowds or ceremonies, I made my visit to Fort Logan early today. Just visited a few old friends and reflected a lot. A salute to those that have and are serving!

    Veteran and damn proud of it!
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  6. RBid

    RBid Well-Known Member

    Thank you, to any who have served, are serving now, or will serve in the future.
  7. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    RIP brothers.
  8. Serenity

    Serenity Well-Known Member

    Thank you to my Grandfathers, WWII and Korean War; to my BILs, Iraq and Afghanistan; my cousin, Iraq; my mom, Alaska national guard; and some of my dear friends' husbands who are stationed all over the world right now. Thanks to the wives, husbands and families who share their loved ones with the rest of us.
  9. ^^^Pretty much says it all, but kind of off topic for a gunboard..........
  10. jeepnik

    jeepnik Well-Known Member

    Is it really? Without the sacrifice of those who died, would we have the freedoms to own firearms and discuss them freely. A word of thanks to those that preserved these and other freedoms isn't political, it isn't religious or what have you. It just an expression of appreciation for what we have, shown to those that provided it.
  11. We could thank all the mothers on Mother's Day, too, or recognize Father's Day. It's coming up soon. Or thank all those that have "served" as politicians, on the 4th of July. Still not firearms related, which is a rule that gets brought up here a lot when someone is off topic.........
  12. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    This year I'm remembering those who died removing the Imperial Japanese forces from our land and waters, and defending Alaska against further invasion, 70 years ago.
  13. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Sharps, your first and second amendment rights were won and defended for you by people who have risked life and limb - literally - for them. Some here have killed with guns, others have dropped their eyes and mumbled pained condolences to the wives, mothers, or children of people killed by guns. I've known two men who've been captured at gunpoint and held as POWs for periods of time - one of weeks, the other for a year. I know guys who've lost limbs... while wearing my own country and service's uniform, I met one old British gent who wore a Flanders poppy for all his mates on Remebrance Day (same day as our Memorial Day, same reason) who lost his left leg below the knee to a bullet in WWI, and then lost his left leg ABOVE the knee in WWII- they were that hard up for soldiers. All of these men would tell you Memorial Day- and our gratitude for their service and their family's support- has a LOT to do with guns.

    edited to say: I'm sorry if that come off harsh, maudlin, or preachy... i'm having a bit of hard time with it just now.
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  14. GunnerShotz

    GunnerShotz Well-Known Member

    Not gun related...? Jeez.

    Most humble and respectful regards to the men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be Here today!
  15. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    Believe me. I dig the notion, and thanks. But it really isn't directly gun related. 8(
  16. This is all I'm going to say further. I've seen the moderators shut down a lot of threads here, many of which I thought were interesting, even though slightly off toplic, or drifting to same. It irritated me then, and I'm sure it will in the future. But then I thought, what the hell, they have a job to do, and if they want to be sticklers about the topics, fine. Then along comes a patriotic "off topic", and they seem to be taking a nap. I don't mind rules, as long as they are fair to all, and enforced equally. FWIW, my dad was heavy weapons infantry in the Phillipines & Japan from Oct 42 on. It's not like I don't care or respect our troops (I served Army myself). Just pointing out that we need it one way or the other: enforce the rules the same, or cut some slack to topic drift, etc.
  17. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Yeah, the definition of "off topic" seems pretty fluid.
  18. smallbore

    smallbore Well-Known Member

    To those who defend our freedom and protect us from harm. .Thank you.
  19. Coop45

    Coop45 Well-Known Member

    SharpDressMan, you are welcome!! I'd still do it again!!
  20. deadadelta

    deadadelta New Member

    Yes the United Nations is a Big Part of the NWO=NEW WORLD ORDER
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