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Memorial Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BobCox2, May 26, 2008.

  1. BobCox2

    BobCox2 IncGamers Member

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    Memorial Day

    A Toast To Absent Friends.

    :cry:
     
  2. buttershug

    buttershug IncGamers Member

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    Re: Memorial Day

    In Canada Rememberance Day (aka poppy day) is November 11.
    This is a famous Canadian poem honouring the dead.


    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    — John McCrae
     
  3. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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  4. buttershug

    buttershug IncGamers Member

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    Re: Memorial Day

    Manuel Marulanda: Commander of a guerrilla army
    Dick Martin: who co-hosted the revolutionary comedy show Laugh-in
    Sir Austin Bide: an industrialist who clashed with the Iron Lady
    Hamilton Jordan: Politcal plotter
    Will Elder: Mad Magazine cartoonist
    The Right Rev Hassan Dehqanitafti: exiled anglican bishop in iran
    Brian Keenan: helped found the IRA then helped shut it down

    That’s an interesting collectionn of people you found to honour.
    Guerrilla leader, revolutionary, agitator, plotter, satarist, exile, terrorist.

    Are you sure you are allowed to honour such descenters here? And Lord Burlison probably also didn’t just accept what he thought was injustices.



     
  5. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: Memorial Day

    May I educate you in the difference between
    dis·sent (d-snt)
    intr.v. dis·sent·ed, dis·sent·ing, dis·sents
    1. To differ in opinion or feeling; disagree.
    2. To withhold assent or approval.
    n.
    1. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
    2. The refusal to conform to the authority or doctrine of an established church; nonconformity.
    3. Law A justice's refusal to concur with the opinion of a majority, as on a higher court. Also called dissenting opinion.

    and

    de·scent (d-snt)
    n.
    1. The act or an instance of descending.
    2. A way down.
    3. A downward incline or passage; a slope.
    4.
    a. Hereditary derivation; lineage: a person of African descent.
    b. One generation of a specific lineage.
    5.
    a. The fact or process of coming down or being derived from a source: a paper tracing the descent of the novel from old picaresque tales.
    b. Development in form or structure during transmission from an original source.
    6. Law Transference of property by inheritance.
    7. A lowering or decline, as in status or level: Her career went into a rapid descent after the charges of misconduct.
    8. A sudden visit or attack; an onslaught.

    You might want to pay particular attention to #7 of descent which is what I believe you were supporting. I was and always will support dissent if it is done in a reasoned manner.

    While freedom fighters have their justifications, one has to appreciate the difference between people who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom and ... wannabe's.

    I think that's quite clear enough. :smiley:



     
  6. SSNLDO

    SSNLDO IncGamers Member

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    Re: Memorial Day

    A toast to the Armed Forces supporting our countries. Those at home and those abroad.

    Defending FREEDOM has always come at a cost, mostly paid for by those who voluntarily join organizations who's purpose is maintaining that freedom through force of arms.

    I have ties with several people who have their boots in the sand in Iraq, Afganistan, and other parts of the middle east. May the be protected until they come home.

    For those that won't come home on their own, remember to thank them and their families for the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
     
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    Road Ratt IncGamers Member

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    Re: Memorial Day

    We got our flag flying, made burgers on the grill and watched the celtics and pistons play some basketball. Even though it was cloudy outside it was a very good day. :happy:
     
  8. Chow Yun Thin

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    Re: Memorial Day

    I visited Los Angeles National Cemetery today. It was a very somber and humbling experience.
     
  9. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    Re: Memorial Day

    I ascent to your statements.



     

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