Rememberance Day 2006

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Wise1, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Natalie

    Natalie Junior Member

    I always remember my Grandad, Stanley Underwood, on this day even though with his amazing couage he survived ww2 and returned to New Zealand to complete his family. If he had not survived my mum would never had been born, and I would not be here to remember how he fought for his country and most likely saw many of his mates never return home. Thank you, to those that fought and died for all of us. Nat.
     
  2. Millsy

    Millsy Member

    In honour and rememberance of all who have served their country in order for us to live a free life. Remembering Bert Spooner; gone but not forgotten and still loved. Thank you.

    Millsy
     
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    To all the Irishmen who fought for “Little Belgium in WW1, fighting to preserve the independence of a nation even though their own was in bondage and who now lie in Flanders Fields<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    To all the Irishmen in 1939-45 who ignored the neutrality declarations of their government and, realising that this was a time for men to take a stand against evil, enlisted in the British Army, fought against the Nazi and Japanese Evil regimes, came home and then were ostracised because of who they had fought for, <o:p></o:p>
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    You did not fight in vain, what happened you was wrong, may you now hold your heads up high because you were right.<o:p></o:p>
     
  4. Cancerkitty

    Cancerkitty Member

    I'm not exactly Johhny on the spot with this, but hat's off to all our veterans and active service military. Despite how it may look, your country appreciates you.
     
  5. Dorsetsson

    Dorsetsson Junior Member

    In memory of men of the 4th Dorsets including pte. WEP Simpson who lost their lives in the futile attempt to reinforce the Airborne division at Arnhem September 1944.
     
  6. skylark_za

    skylark_za Junior Member

    In memory of all those that have sacrificed their lives in all wars.

    To the men and women of all nationalities who served in the little known SOE 138 Sqdn RAF and 161 Sqdn RAF of WWII. Thanks for carrying out the jobs that you did, they were couragous and daring.

    You will be remembered.
     
  7. blacksheep

    blacksheep Member

    In honor of my Grandfather,

    William Mercer, Royal Newfoundland Navy, always in our thoughts.

    To all veterans my sincere thanks and gratitude for their bravery and sacrafice.
     
  8. Scribe

    Scribe Junior Member

    In honour of the courage of:

    My paternal Grandfather Robert and his brother Harry and Hugh. 36 Ulster Division - The Somme and many other bloody hell holes in WW1.

    My maternal Grandfather Major Cyril John Dennis RE - Europe WW2.

    And especially my wife's Uncle Gunner Thomas Andrews. KIA Dunkirk. He was 19 years of age and has no known grave.
     
  9. brumbear

    brumbear Junior Member

    I am in accord with most soldiers. I detest wars. But I detest a billigerent and a bully even more. Chamberlain as Churchill said of him, was a man of great conscience and ought to be remembered for having tried.

    We must never ever forget what sacrifices were made for us. We must do more though surely, than simply remember. We should also honour them, the military and civilian by striving for the world that they fought for and yet subsequent generations have allowed to evaporate.

    The way we have squandered their legacy is in my view a crime

    At the going down of the Sun and in the morning (every morning) we will remember them
     
  10. Red_Marshal

    Red_Marshal Junior Member

    In honor of my Grandfather, served in the US Army, I know little of his experiences except that he stormed the beaches of Normandy and was presented with a cane by FDR. I have a picture of him,FDR,and Patton on the beach at Normandy.
    In honor of my other Grandfather, never knew his rank but he served in Korea and was stationed in Japan for a few post Korean War years.
    Not Dead but Deserving Praise: My cousin serving in Iraq, my father Major of the US Airforce.
    Their sacrifices will not go in vain.
     
  11. vailron

    vailron Senior Member

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    The Women's Co-operative Guild, founded in 1883, began its life preoccupied with the problems and issues of home and family, but by 1914 attention had turned to the bigger picture: the Guild's Congress declared that 'civilised nations should never again resort to the terrible and ineffectual method of war for the settlement of international disputes'. By the end of the war the guildswomen had learned first hand the extent to which war could profoundly affect and harm their lives. Many of them were the wives, mothers and sisters of men who had been killed. They embarked on an active campaign for peace.


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    The wearing of a white poppy on Armistice Day became a focus for the peace movement, and the Peace Pledge Union took it up in 1936 as 'a definite pledge to peace that war must not happen again'. In 1938 'Alternative Remembrance' events began: a pacifist religious service was held in London's Regent's Park, followed by a march to Westminster and the laying of a wreath of white poppies at the Cenotaph. 85,000 white poppies, by then an acknowledged symbol of peace, were sold that year. Many people
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  12. Chindit

    Chindit Junior Member

    Just a note to remember all of my relations who fought in the wars of the last century, but especially my uncle, Bill Merryweather, who died some years ago and is commemorated on the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge.
     
  13. southern geordie

    southern geordie Junior Member

    It has been a moving experience to read through this list of remembrances. I would like to add to it the names of two County Durham lads who served in W.W, One. The first is my father, Pte. Oliver. J. D. Harland (16129 Ist Batt. East yorkshire Rgt. He answered the call in Aug 1914 and before the year was out he was soon in Flanders and France to fill the gaps of the first battle casualties. He survived the purpetual trench warfare through to the end of hostilities, except to end up, at the war's end in a military hospital suffering from what today, we would describe to have been 'war nurosis'. The army eventually discharged him from the Army at the hospital gates, leaving him to find his own way home on foot. Over time, father's condition deteriorated at home until he became totally paralyed in all of his limbs (hands and feet). He spent the rest of his life in abject poverty. The army pensionns department ruled that it was up to my father to prove that his condition was directly attributed to his having spent four years in and out of the trenches (an imposible task in those days). Thus he was denied a war pension. The second soldier I mention was my father's brother. Thomas V.F. Harland of the 2nd Batt. The Durham L.I.. He had worked (at 13 yrs old) down a coalmine as a horse handler. He also was a soldier from the shortly before the war and so he served, in a 'regular' infantry unit. Uncle Tom managed to survive, until finally he was taken prisoner by the Germans during the final German offencive of 1918. He died as a P.O.W., (in mysterious circumstances) on Oct. 31st 1918. He is buried in a German Cemetary.That was a mere two weeks before the Armistice "sic transit gloria mundi" = So passes the glories of this world.
     
  14. Patton

    Patton Member

    You can never possibly thank the men that fought in WWII no matter how big or small their achievements. You could pay the ultimate price or deliver supplies, it doesn't matter. My Great Grandfather surved on a submarine. I was never told what he did on it but I know he served with honor and destinction. For that I am greatfull.
     
  15. raider

    raider Temporarily Suspended account.

    I salute all you men and woman who fought in WW2 have great admiration for you all
    you all have your own memories of friend,s that were lost during that time .
    not being of that time , but i remember the men who lost there live,s not so long ago .
    raider......... for our tomorrow they gave there today ..
     
  16. St. Ives

    St. Ives Member

    Well said Raider. I second everything you said. The brave men and women of the old wars and those of today deserve such commendation.
     
  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I salute all you men and woman who fought in WW2 have great admiration for you all
    you all have your own memories of friend,s that were lost during that time .
    not being of that time , but i remember the men who lost there live,s not so long ago .
    raider......... for our tomorrow they gave there today ..


    Raider,

    As St Ives commented previously, very well said.
    I have nothing but respect for all the service men and women who have fought for their country.

    Regards

    Tom
     

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