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

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  1. Detachment Charlie

    Detachment Charlie Member

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    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

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    Happy Memorial Day.

    W-M
     
  3. MrDig

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    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

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

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    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!
    Dan

    Veteran and damn proud of it!
     
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  6. RBid

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

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    RIP brothers.
     
  8. Serenity

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    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. SharpsDressedMan

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    ^^^Pretty much says it all, but kind of off topic for a gunboard..........
     
  10. jeepnik

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    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. SharpsDressedMan

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Believe me. I dig the notion, and thanks. But it really isn't directly gun related. 8(
     
  16. SharpsDressedMan

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    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

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    Yeah, the definition of "off topic" seems pretty fluid.
     
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    To those who defend our freedom and protect us from harm. .Thank you.
     
  19. Coop45

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    SharpDressMan, you are welcome!! I'd still do it again!!
     
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    Yes the United Nations is a Big Part of the NWO=NEW WORLD ORDER
     
  21. Ohio Gun Guy

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    Carentan O Carentan
    by Louis Simpson

    Trees in the old days used to stand
    And shape a shady lane
    Where lovers wandered hand in hand
    Who came from Carentan.

    This was the shining green canal
    Where we came two by two
    Walking at combat-interval.
    Such trees we never knew.

    The day was early June, the ground
    Was soft and bright with dew.
    Far away the guns did sound,
    But here the sky was blue.

    The sky was blue, but there a smoke
    Hung still above the sea
    Where the ships together spoke
    To towns we could not see.

    Could you have seen us through a glass
    You would have said a walk
    Of farmers out to turn the grass,
    Each with his own hay-fork.

    The watchers in their leopard suits
    Waited till it was time,
    And aimed between the belt and boot
    And let the barrel climb.

    I must lie down at once, there is
    A hammer at my knee.
    And call it death or cowardice,
    Don't count again on me.

    Everything's all right, Mother,
    Everyone gets the same
    At one time or another.
    It's all in the game.

    I never strolled, nor ever shall,
    Down such a leafy lane.
    I never drank in a canal,
    Nor ever shall again.

    There is a whistling in the leaves
    And it is not the wind,
    The twigs are falling from the knives
    That cut men to the ground.

    Tell me, Master-Sergeant,
    The way to turn and shoot.
    But the Sergeant's silent
    That taught me how to do it.

    O Captain, show us quickly
    Our place upon the map.
    But the Captain's sickly
    And taking a long nap.

    Lieutenant, what's my duty,
    My place in the platoon?
    He too's a sleeping beauty,
    Charmed by that strange tune.

    Carentan O Carentan
    Before we met with you
    We never yet had lost a man
    Or known what death could do.
     
  22. Nushif

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    Wow. This went from like, mildly drifting to someone dropkicking the driver and yanking the steering wheel. At this point it's not only offtopic, but also massively political and the moment someone mentions NWO ... sorry. Not THR material.
     
  23. Frank Ettin

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    Okay, I guess this has gone about as far as it can go.

    I do have to say, however, that I've always loved "In Flanders' Fields."

    I'm also grateful to all those who sacrificed for our liberty. The closing of this thread should not be seen as negatively reflecting on veterans. Rather, it is an effort to foreclose what should be a well earned tribute turning into something less. It's too bad that there seems to be some risk of it drifting off in that direction.
     
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    Those who have been around here for a while know that there are certain occasions for which a strict "gun-related-only" requirement is not enforced. Memorial Day, November 11th, VE and VJ days, Pearl Harbor...
     
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