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#4475623 - 05/27/19 03:03 PM Memorial Day 2019  
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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13

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#4475629 - 05/27/19 03:16 PM Re: Memorial Day 2019 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Semper Fi
#4475635 - 05/27/19 03:42 PM Re: Memorial Day 2019 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Now that is Memorial Day.

Thanks for posting that F4U.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#4475775 - 05/28/19 11:41 AM Re: Memorial Day 2019 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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A very touching and poignant video.

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4475797 - 05/28/19 03:37 PM Re: Memorial Day 2019 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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God bless them all

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#4476038 - 05/30/19 03:16 AM Re: Memorial Day 2019 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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God bless them and their families.

Valiant Air Command posted this video on Facebook and its very powerful. I hope you don't mind me adding it here.

#4476039 - 05/30/19 04:45 AM Re: Memorial Day 2019 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Although this poem was written to honor the casualties of British Expeditionary Forces there is plenty there that applies to our own:

For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, 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.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Source: The London Times (1914)

"everything lives by a law, a central balance sustains all"

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