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#271 Upshall18

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

Bumping this. Remembrance day is a week away! Plus I like the pics :)
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

Bumping this. Remembrance day is a week away! Plus I like the pics :)


Excellent :)
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

Go to a Remembrance Day service, wear a poppy, and thank a Veteran or current serving member of your countries Military.

This is a code we all should live by.

Armistice Day is single handedly the most important day of the year. Remember those who fought for our freedoms.

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Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

it's amazing to me to see how few people wear a poppy anymore.. it used to be i couldnt go 2 minutes without seeing someone wearing one, now it seems like I'm the only one with one on.. sad.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

My father lied about his age so he could join the army in time for D-day .

He made it half way up sword beach before he was shot multiple times .

The english doctors had given up on him , it was a Czechoslovakian jew , that had fled prague in 1938 , to escape nazi persecution , that took up his case , saved his life , and told him he might live to forty if he moved to a warmer climate , australia .

He turned 86 back in july .

He lived through the blitz , the firebombing of coventry , and the V-1 buzz bomb campaign , it was this that motivated him to become a aircraft design engineer .
He taught me that there is no glory and honour in war , merely pain and suffering , on all sides .
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

My father lied about his age so he could join the army in time for D-day .

He made it half way up sword beach before he was shot multiple times .

The english doctors had given up on him , it was a Czechoslovakian jew , that had fled prague in 1938 , to escape nazi persecution , that took up his case , saved his life , and told him he might live to forty if he moved to a warmer climate , australia .

He turned 86 back in july .

He lived through the blitz , the firebombing of coventry , and the V-1 buzz bomb campaign , it was this that motivated him to become a aircraft design engineer .
He taught me that there is no glory and honour in war , merely pain and suffering , on all sides .


Exactly!

My great grandfather moved to Canada from England just before the great war. He, and his beat friend signed up with the 48 Highlanders in Toronto. Both of them fought in every major conflict Canada was involved with, together they both lived through it all but were gassed twice. I couldn't imagine seeing ten thousand men a day die. when the battles were over, all the men would line up to receive their medals. Neither of them did because they believed they were doing this because it needed to be done, not for a medal or glory.

This story inspired me to join the reserves and it has been an amazing ride thus far, I do it because I love making a difference and being part of a team. I plan to go to the Vimy Ridge Memorial in 2017 to honour my great grandfather for the amazing life we have and the hell he went through to get that for us.
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:23 PM

That "white poppy" thread made me want to bump this. Less than a week away ladies and gents.

I've made it a goal of mine to visit some of those sites posted on the first page sometime in the next year or two.
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:50 PM

Time for my annual band of brothers marathon. Enjoy the day off everyone
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:14 AM

History Channel is great at this time of year. I can't wait to watch Dieppe Uncovered tomorrow.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:45 AM

Remembrance day really hits home for me like I'm sure it does for many of you too. like I, I'm sure most do a lot of complaining about things year in and year out about work, the canucks (lol), home life, money etc. but we really all do live great lives because of what our grandfathers amd mothers and their fathers and mothers have sacrificed for us. I really wish I can do something for my future family like they did for us.

here's to them

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:01 AM

Lest we forget.

I have been wearing my poppy for a week now.

Edited by Sugar baby watermelon, 11 November 2013 - 07:02 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

http://www.kamloopsn...iles-of-courage

Here are six profiles of Vets in action from my local paper, rare stories from the front. Some from WW2, some from Afganistan, one from Bosnia which is the one that impacted me the most. Say what you will about the politics of war but the courage and dedication of these men is unquestionable and they humble me, deeply.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

When I was with the 16 Infantry me and a few buddies visited the Vimy memorial and it is truly humbling to stand there.
Lest we forget

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:23 PM

What for? What a waste...Been watching History all day, how depressing!!!!
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:32 PM


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Watch the Pacific too.


Definitely did you hear that they are working on a new one
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