Today is Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)

    Link in first post for some people who may not be aware of the significance

    2 minutes silence will be at 11am today,please observe


    Lest we forget !


    Lest we forget



    This site should be closed for the duration as a mark of respect.

    Remember, this is honour the dead civillians and soldiers on both sides of the conflict and celebrate the end of the war 1. If you can't respect that, you're not human.


    Edited by: "guv" 11th Nov 2010


    This site should be closed for the duration as a mark of … This site should be closed for the duration as a mark of respect.Remember, this is in respect of civillians and soldiers on both sides of any conflict who lost their lives. If you can't respect that, you're not human.

    +1 too many young people have forgotten the significance imho

    Lest we forget

    Lest we forget

    Lest we forget

    Rouge Bouquet
    by Joyce Kilmer

    In a wood they call Rouge Bouquet
    There is a new-made grave today,
    Built by never a spade nor pick
    Yet covered with earth 10 meters thick.
    There lie many fighting men,
    Dead in their youthful prime,
    Never to laugh nor love again
    Nor taste the Summertime.

    For Death came flying through the air
    And stopped his flight at the dugout stair,
    Touched his prey and left them there,
    Clay to clay.
    He hid their bodies stealthily
    In the soil of the land they fought to free
    And fled away.

    Now over the grave abrupt and clear
    Three volleys ring;
    And perhaps their brave young spirits hear
    The bugles sing:
    " Go to sleep!
    Go to sleep!
    Slumber well where the shell screamed and fell.
    Let your rifles rest on the muddy floor,
    You will not need them any more.
    Danger's past;
    Now at last,
    Go to sleep!"

    There is on earth no worthier grave
    To hold the bodies of the brave
    Than this place of pain and pride
    Where they nobly fought and nobly died.
    Never fear but in the skies
    Saints and angels stand
    Smiling with their holy eyes
    On this new-come band.
    St. Michael's sword darts through the air
    and touches the aureole on his hair
    As he sees them stand saluting there,
    His stalwart sons:
    And Patrick, Brigid, Columkill
    Rejoice that in veins of warriors still
    The Gael's blood runs.
    And up to Heaven's doorway floats,
    From the wood called Rouge Bouquet,
    A delicate cloud of bugle notes
    That softly say:
    " Farewell!
    Comrades true, born anew, peace to you!
    Your souls shall be where the heroes are
    And your memory shine like the morning-star.
    Brave and dear,
    Shield us here.

    in flanders field the poppies blow,between the crosses, row on row,we are the dead.short days ago we lived,felt dawn, saw sunset glow,loved and were loved,and now we lie in flanders is a day to remember the brave men and women who fought for their country past and present. please respect and remember them, 2 minutes silence is the least we can do.

    We will remember them.


    lest we forget

    Never forgotten

    Really like the idea of shutting the site for two minutes.

    Never forgotten, forever in our hearts.
    Lest we forget.

    Lest we forget

    we shall remember them

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
    Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.

    Lest We Forget


    I'm watching the commemorations on the TV and it makes me very proud of this country.

    we shall never forget!
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