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  • a thread to pay our respects to the d-day men

    I started a similar thread in the ww2 section, and there is some pretty emotional stuff there, i recommend you visit it.
    and why not post anything to remember that day of days...

    my contribution will be this poem by a canadian spitfire pilot who died in the battle of britain.
    This poem is called' An Airman's extacy'.
    And I would like to commemorate all the men who were airbourne at some moment on d-day.

    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I have climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of - wheeled and
    Soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there,
    I've chased the shouting wind along,
    And flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
    Last edited by 17poundr; 25 Feb 06, 07:15.
    "SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM" - " If you want peace, prepare for war".

    If acted upon in time, ww2 could have been stopped without a single bullet being fired. - Sir Winston Churchill

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    To all our brave men and their families; be they fallen, passed on, or still among us; I offer my love, my undying respect, and most importantly, my pledge to safeguard these freedoms, so dearly won, from all those who would seek to deny them.

    Rest well, brother, father, grandfather; your peace has been well earned.

    :bowdown:
    "When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home."

    Winston Churchill

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      "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress , my God, in whom I trust."--Ps. 91:1-2

      "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."--John 14:27

      "But the wisdom that comes from Heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. "

      God Bless them all.............living or dead..........

      We salute you!!!

      Mark
      Deo Vindice
      Si vis pacem, para bellum. (If you want peace, prepare for war.)

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