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PostSubject: Memorial...   Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:46 pm

Today around the world, people remember there fall past and present
Id just like to make this post for us mature players to remember, this is not for the flamers (but im sure there will be some ) and I donít care for what your views are about such actions, this is something to remember the brave and true heroes of the world

I found this poem I hope you enjoy it as much as I did
The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial...   Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:47 pm

also found this

It's the Military, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of
thePress. It's the Military, not the poet, who has given us the freedom
ofSpeech. It's the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right
toLife, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It's the Military who
salutesThe flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by
The flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and
appreciation for The Military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women who
have Served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who
Have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

lest we forget
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial...   Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:34 pm

for those who are interested (and can acess it Razz ) this year's coverage from the Cenotaph in whitehall and the Royal British Legion's festival of remembrance are available on the bbc i-player

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PostSubject: Re: Memorial...   Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:49 pm

It is all too easy to forget that there are those that fought for the life we live now...And that there are those that still do. Whether it is something small like a two minute silence or something outragously big it does not matter...Just take the time and remember lest we forget.
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