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For those of you marking the day, remember we live in a country that can do so without fear of retaliation. We can thank our Vets for that.

Some, IMO, interesting poppy-related reads:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/1......ame.html

http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/11/10/p......_uk.html
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An early cheers to all Veterans for their sacrifice made no matter how big or small. Smile
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Remembering ALL vets on Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and Veterans day.

Well done.
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No mention of the white Peace poppy there Balducci.
I want to remember everyone,soldiers and civilians [20 million civilians had to die in the 'Great' war]
For....well I'm not sure what for..
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I was reminded of this today.
Wilfred Owen. War poet. A stunning read, if you like this sort of thing.
http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html#Du......um%20Est
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"888,246 Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers of WWI"

Article and more pictures at the link:

http://www.earthporm.com/888246-poppies-......ers-wwi/

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I saw it in person,well before it was finished, and It was a very touching site.
Unfortunately, as great as the pictures are, they don't really do it justice.
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And just one more war poet.(Sorry for my self indulgence)..
Siegfried Sassoon....Atrocities:
You bragged how once in savage mood
Your men butchered some Saxon prisoners; that was good.
I trust you felt no pity as they stood
Patient and cowed and scared as prisoners should.
How did you kill them? speak now, don’t be shy,
You know I love to hear how Germans die
Downstairs in dug-outs, ‘Camerad!” they cry;
And squeal like stoats when bombs begin to fly.
I’m proud of you; perhaps you’ll feel as brave
Alone in no-man’s land when no one can shield you from the horror of the night.
There’s blood upon your hands
Now go out and fight.
I hope those Huns will haunt you with their screams
And make you gulp their blood in ghoulish dreams.
You’re great at murder; tell me, can you fight?
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Ray, I'm a big fan of both Owen and Sassoon. Thanks.
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On Nov 11, 2014, Markymark wrote:
No mention of the white Peace poppy there Balducci.
I want to remember everyone,soldiers and civilians [20 million civilians had to die in the 'Great' war]
For....well I'm not sure what for..


For the civilians who died, here is an extract from a poem by Pablo Neruda, ‘I’m Explaining a Few Things’:

Treacherous
generals:
see my dead house,
look at broken Spain:
from every house burning metal flows
instead of flowers
from every socket of Spain
Spain emerges
and from every dead child a rifle with eyes
and from every crime bullets are born
which will one day find
the bull’s eye of your hearts.

And you will ask: why doesn’t his poetry
speak of dreams and leaves
and the great volcanoes of his native land.

Come and see the blood in the streets.
Come and see
the blood in the streets.
Come and see the blood
in the streets!
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The Warrior Cult demands we never question it. Only that we sacrifice more of our young to it, so that we can continue our ritual of weeping.
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