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Why I Wear A Poppy please take a few seconds to read

#1 User is offline   sapper756 

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 07:21 AM

Why do I wearPosted Image a poppy? I'll tell you if I may,


Because I believe remembrance is...not only for one day
I wear it for the fallen, and for these falling still
For those who came back broken in body and will.
For the parents, spouses, siblings where bereavement takes it toll...whose pain will never leave them, it eats their heart and soul.
... ... ... For the wino on the corner, of his old life... nothing's left.
Now he wishes when in battle he had died a hero's death.
For the lad who loved a kick-about in the park with all his mates.
But now his legs are held together with pins and metal plates
For the selfless men and women who's final journey home
Is in a union flag-draped coffin on comrades' shoulders bourne
For all those marching proudly In Remembrance Day parades.
My poppy's worn in gratitude for the sacrifice they made....


Thank You
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Posted 5 November 2013 - 08:15 AM

well said Sapper :emoticon-0137-clapping: :emoticon-0137-clapping: :emoticon-0137-clapping: :emoticon-0137-clapping:
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Posted 5 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

agree totally :emoticon-0137-clapping: :emoticon-0137-clapping:

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 08:35 AM

Thank you for the poem it said it all.
I was a Soldier once many year ago, I saw the lads get injured and leave in bags.
Now I am old I wonder what it was for. I didn't serve for Bankers to steal from us or Governments to grab all they can.
I didn't serve for the greedy to take all they can and leave people cold and shivering.
I didn't serve to find that the Doctors couldn't care and profit is made from sickness
I didn't serve to see the young abandoned to lives of no hope and foreigners get the jobs
I didn't serve to see our children sent to fight bravely in foreign wars were their lives were wasted
I didn't serve to see tuition fees cripple the young ambitious kids to huge debt
I didn't serve to see guns and drugs on the street destroy the peace and security of good people
I served for democracy to be for all
I served for fairness and justice
I served for our young to be valued and taught good manners and respect
I served to see our Country help and guide others who want to succeed
I served to see my Country provide houses and health care and set a good example to others who want to see.
I served to see the young soldiers respected and valued with the best equipment and loving care after they have done their duty
I will wear my poppy for the young people that have tried so hard but were let down by the greedy and the fools

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 08:44 AM

I lost a lot of good frenid beside me I will alway remember them I miss them if they where my own kids.

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 09:15 AM

My wife and daughter are off to Ypres friday for the weekend to hear the sounding of the Last Post,played each evening at 8-00pm.

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

NICE ONE BRIAN
ONLY RIGHT THEY SHOULD BE REMEMBERED
you please youself you please everybody :)

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 10:54 AM

Well said that man
Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 13:05 PM

never forget the brave who died for us

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Posted 5 November 2013 - 17:22 PM

I also served as a soldier when I was a young man,over 60 years ago now and my memories of my comrades are as vivid as if it was yesterday.I knew people who did not return from the Middle East and I therefore support the whole commemoration scene.However I have got to say that my comrades fell in what is now one of Britain's forgotten wars and I would be unfaithful to their memory if I did not offer my wholehearted agreement to the post made by Owen.
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Posted 5 November 2013 - 17:36 PM

I wear one out of Respect for those who do a job that I myself could not do, and in sympathy for those left behind when their loved one's pay the ultimate price.
The Scots Guards are right outside my Coatbridge office these last 2 days on a recruitment drive and tbh they don't appear to be attracting many to the trailer.
Suppose the harsh reality that if you sign up just now you are liable to be in action before ye know it will be an obstacle too great for some young men and women to overcome and I can't critisise them for it.

Ps. Your post is excellent Sapper.
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Posted 5 November 2013 - 17:50 PM

Quote from Rudyard Kipling:

It's Tommy this and Tommy that and throw him out the brute.,
But it's "'Eroe of his country " when the guns begin to shoot.

Did anyone see the report of discharged veterans living on the street in the Sunday papers.Disgraceful!!
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Posted 5 November 2013 - 22:39 PM

Whilst on a visit to The military heritage museum in Canberra Australia my wife and I were greatly impressed by the respect shown by groups of schoolchildren.My wife and I were informed that all schoolchildren at some point would visit and respect as we observed was the norm. By coincidence a week later whilst in Adelaide a friend took me to his private museum which was an eye opener to say the least.He was an avid collector of war memorabilia and very informative on the subject. As a pigeon fancier he also did a great job of informing Australians of pigeons during the war.The following year we booked a trip to visit various battlefields in France one of which was Ypres Saliend Belgium the imprint in my mind of the Menin Gate shall remain with us along with the stories relayed by couriers etc.


These memories are recalled when we see a poppy.

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Posted 6 November 2013 - 19:21 PM

Post a Poppy to show your support for out heroes, those that have fallen and those that still serve.

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Posted 6 November 2013 - 19:52 PM

He's not welcome here anymore




Daftland

We live in a country called Daftland
The Briten we knew is no more
Where sensible people do ludicrous things
Or risk breaking some Daftland law.

In Daftland we've police dogs with muzzles
Less the villain has cause to complain
And to steal from a shop and say 'sorry'
Means you're free with no stain to your name.

You had better leave lights on in buildings
When you lock up and go home at night
'cause the burglars might hurt themselves entering
And there's no way you'll be in the right.

When speaking be wary in Daftland
As some terms that you've used all your life
Now have connotations unintended
And you'll end up in all sorts of strife.

We elect politicians in Daftland
To give us the laws of the land
Yet eight laws in ten now come from abroad
The whole thing has got out of hand.

The borders are open in Daftland
And of migrants there's no keeping track
Just a few of the thousands illegally here
Will ever be caught and sent back.

The exception to this is the hero
Who fought for this land in the war
He's old and he's sick, he might cost us a bit
So he's not welcome here anymore.

When the history is written of Daftland
Historians may just recall
That the craziest people in Daftland
are the public who put up with it
Take it easy

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Posted 6 November 2013 - 19:58 PM

[quote name='sapper756' date=' 5 November 2013 - 06:21 AM' timestamp='1383636080' post='878376']
Why do I wearPosted Image a poppy? I'll tell you if I may,


Because I believe remembrance is...not only for one day
I wear it for the fallen, and for these falling still
For those who came back broken in body and will.
For the parents, spouses, siblings where bereavement takes it toll...whose pain will never leave them, it eats their heart and soul.
... ... ... For the wino on the corner, of his old life... nothing's left.
Now he wishes when in battle he had died a hero's death.
For the lad who loved a kick-about in the park with all his mates.
But now his legs are held together with pins and metal plates
For the selfless men and women who's final journey home
Is in a union flag-draped coffin on comrades' shoulders bourne
For all those marching proudly In Remembrance Day parades.
My poppy's worn in gratitude for the sacrifice they made....


Thank You
[/quote

Excellent post that's why we were a poppy
Take it easy

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Posted 7 November 2013 - 17:50 PM

Another;

A small boy’s voice,
Floats by on the air,
Dad, what are those flowers
Now that everyone wears.

Sit you down my young man,
Its time you should know,
Of all those that fell,
Where the poppies do grow.

It’s for people long gone,
Who we no longer see,
They stood in harm’s way,
To protect you n me.

It’s worn to remember,
Not just that they fell,
Don’t let it happen again,
Is the story it tells.

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Posted 7 November 2013 - 17:55 PM

Always buy a poppy to remember the fallen although I was shocked to read only 10% of the donations go to good use.



None the less


God bless

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Posted 9 November 2013 - 07:58 AM

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