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Sun May 26, 2013, 01:54 PM

Happy Memorial Day...

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Reply Happy Memorial Day... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #1
Lionel Mandrake May 2013 #2
hrmjustin May 2013 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #4
hrmjustin May 2013 #6
marions ghost May 2013 #5
moondust May 2013 #8
premium May 2013 #7
Major Hogwash May 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #11
Kath1 May 2013 #10
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #12
Kath1 May 2013 #13
ChazII May 2013 #14
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #15
countryjake May 2013 #16
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #18
countryjake May 2013 #19
Segami May 2013 #17

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:07 PM

1. Thanks for the recommendations!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:37 PM

2. K&R nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:43 PM

3. May they rest in peace!

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:45 PM

4. Absolutely, my dear hrmjustin...

Thank you...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:47 PM

6. Your Welcome!

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:45 PM

5. We have asked them to die for an illegitimate cause

---even more of a tragedy.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:21 PM

8. My fear as well.

Starting with Vietnam.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:54 PM

7. Just got done watching the movie, Memorial Day,

 

pretty powerful movie.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:35 PM

9. Happy Memorial Day to you, too, California Peggy.

I wish we had a "buddy list" here at the DU, it would make it much easier to read all of your comments.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:47 PM

11. Thank you, my dear Major Hogwash...

That is very kind of you...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:34 PM

10. Happy Memorial Day to you, California Peggy!

I respect all who serve us in the military and honor their sacrifices. It still gripes me to death that some of those sacrifices were in the "pre-emptive" war in Iraq. It makes me sick that Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and the rest killed, wounded and damaged so many of our military for a blatant lie. I think our best thank you to the military is to oppose all "wars of convenience."

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #10)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:48 PM

12. I so agree with you!

Thank you for your very intelligent remarks.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:04 AM

13. Thank you for the kind remarks, CaliforniaPeggy.

I think we agree that the best way to honor our veterans is to strive for peace.

No more wars. Peace to you and yours this Memorial Day!

Kath1

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:11 AM

14. CaliforniaPeggy, thank you

for this thoughtful graphic. May you have a wonderful Memorial Day.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:12 AM

15. Thank You, my dear ChazII...

It touched me deeply, and I wanted to share it ...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 09:32 AM

16. I bought me a poppy to wear yesterday...

a tradition which seems to be falling by the wayside, I fear. When I was a kid, displaying those vet-made poppies was practically required adornment for us and my mother would always insist that we keep them pinned on for days after Memorial Day, til they had become tattered and practically disintegrated. As much as I hate our government and all of the wars that it deems "necessary", I still always make sure to find a poppy to wear on this day. It's my quiet way of honoring my own family's military service of the past, remembering my dear daddy, the three long years he spent away from us, and the handfuls of little poppies that he'd bring home for us, for years afterward.


In Flanders Fields

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army


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.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #16)

Mon May 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

18. This is one of my favorite poems of all time...

Thank you for posting it.

So beautiful.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #18)

Mon May 27, 2013, 02:05 PM

19. Happy Memorial Day to you, California Peggy!

And thanks to YOU, for this thread.

That poem invariably makes me think of my grandma, who used to recite it for community picnics and other local doins where she lived, as an amateur elocutionist. Tho she passed way back in 1955, I can still hear her voice in that piece. For that reason, the poem has always been special to me, too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 10:46 AM

17. Thanks! Same to you CaliforniaPeggy.

 

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