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Our fallen

Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,187 ✭✭✭✭
edited May 27 in General Discussion

I was thinking about the lack of Patriotism in this younger generation...

They must not have been taught from the old worn book of poetry like I was, or known the heart ache of what MIA really means... Maybe they weren't taken to the Vietnam wall to see thousands of names. They certainly weren't taught of the Patriotism and Valor of both sides in the War Between the State's, do they know of the thousands who enlisted because of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 ? Have they seen in there minds eye Ralph Waldo Emerson's A Concord Hymn? Can they still hear the echo of the shot that was heard around the world? Can they hear the great poet, "Be not like dumb driven cattle but be a Hero in the strife"

Lastly can they hear a Chaplain by memory resighting over a newly dug grave The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want, he makes me to lie down in green pastures....

In Flanders Fields


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.

"Independence Now, Independence Forever."

John Adams


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