Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lest We Forget...


They shall not grow old,

As those that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them,

Nor the years condemn,

Let the going down of the sun,

And in the morning,

We shall remember them!

19 comments:

general_boy said...

I just made a little bugle with my hand and played "the last post" through pursed lips. It wasn't meant to be cheesy. I just don't have a bugle. Well, not a very good one...

Anyway... amen to that.

azzam bellamy said...

waitin'
watchin' the clock
it's four o'clock
it's got to stop
tell him
take no more
she practices he speech
as he opens the door
she roll over...
she lies and says she's in love with him
can't find a better man...
she dreams in color, she dreams in red
can't find a betterman...

susan said...

I think the bugle is the perfect touch.

farmwifetwo said...

I had a Vimy Ridge post a week or so ago.

Rememberance Day here is Nov 11.

Princess Banter said...
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Princess Banter said...

Powerful words... and yes, the bugle was ace :)

chikken said...

Beautiful.

captain corky said...

Great poem!

debi said...

Hi Cazzie, I want to thank you for you sweet and supportive remarks. I may accept your offer to just talk. I cannot get to your e-mail add. I do seem to need a willing ear right now and not about my Dad. That is, if you are up for being the "shrink on call". My life took a major downward fall last night and I don't think I can blog it. Nobody wants to hear depressing stuff. If you aren't up for it that's cool too.Thanks,debi

Aidan said...

LEST WE FORGET

Trundling Grunt said...

We must never forget that they made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy and take for granted. Lest we forget, indeed.

Keshi said...

I watched the parades/stories on TV yesterday...many brought tears to my eyes.


Keshi.

Cazzie!!! said...

General Boy: Love the sentiment, the bugle always makes me get goosebumps :)

Azzam, ummm, I think that is nice, I think? Not sure...

Susan, I concur :)

Farmwifetwo. I didn't get to read that post..or did I? Yes, we too comemorate Rememberance Day. 11/11 at 11am.
http://idontdomornings.blogspot.com/2007/03/friday-history-lesson-number-3.html

Princess Banter, I love those words too, and in any language, I am sure they are touching.

Chikken and Captain, thanks :)

Debi, have left comment on your blog and my addy. Love to listen any time :)

Aidan, ditto mate!!

Trundling Grunt, apt words indeed mate.

Keshi, I am the same every single year. See, it affecta all generations.

G-Man said...

It's our duty, to make sure everyone remembers!
You more than do your duty Cazzie..Great Job!

wmy said...

I always get the goose bumps with a bugel too...this was a nice tribute.

MilkMaid said...

Nice tribute Cazzie. And your little pup is ADORABLE!

angela marie said...

A few years ago, I was entering the grocery store and some veterans were there collecting donations. I stopped to let my two boys (who were about 7 and 4 at the time) put some money in the bucket.
My oldest asked me about them and I said that they had fought in a war to protect our country. Chase said "What's a war?" One of the elderly men heard us talking and said, "I hope he never has to find out."
I still tear up when I think of that story today.

Crabby said...

Wow! that was nice.

Anonymous said...

LEST WE FORGET
On Anzac Day I was sitting in a train behind two Vietnam war veterans. The carriage was full of people in suits, most with their or their father's medals. A Norwegian lady hopped on board and asked the veterans what was going on. They replied:

This is our day where we remember those who have died and have a drink at the pub with our friends.

I thought that was nice, simple and beautiful.

Cheers,
A Andrew from Melbourne.