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David and Natalie
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As today is ANZAC Day, I'd like to raise a toast to those who served their country with great pride in an effort to restore liberty to a troubled world.

For The Fallen (Laurence Binyon, 1869-1943)

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.


To the soldiers who have returned, and to those who now rest in Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium, North Africa, South Africa, Korea, Vietnam, and lands unknown: thank you.

Lest we forget.
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David
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seriouslyboard wrote:
As today is ANZAC Day, I'd like to raise a toast to those who served their country with great pride in an effort to restore liberty to a troubled world.

For The Fallen (Laurence Binyon, 1869-1943)



Thanks for posting. Always good to remember those that fought for liberty and died. But why is it we still live in a troubled world, and one where our liberty is being curtailed more and more? Why is it that 98% (my est) of the world's population would like to live in peace and harmony, yet there are wars being fought continuously on this planet. These are the questions that need to be asked on days like ANZAC day, as well as remembering those that died. The answer to this has been hidden from the people on this planet for centuries. It is time people woke up and sought out the truth for a change. Most wars in the history of mankind have been manipulated by the few, to the detriment of hundreds of millions of lives. It may be a time to remember, but it is also a time to WAKE UP.
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Snowman wrote:
But why is it we still live in a troubled world, and one where our liberty is being curtailed more and more?


Because those responsible for this are still alive.

 
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