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(Life.com)   Just a young woman, lying atop her fiancé's grave, whispering to him, to his memory ... oh, dammit ... sorry ... something in my eye   (life.com) divider line 424
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2010-11-11 03:11:47 PM  
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.
 
2010-11-11 03:15:45 PM  
So she is stretched on his grave and will lie there forever, Submitter?
 
2010-11-11 03:40:48 PM  
Somacandra: So she is stretched on his grave and will lie there forever, Submitter?

Have not thought of that song in years but it does fit perfectly
 
2010-11-11 03:42:03 PM  
Is this the Remembrance/Veterans Day thread?
 
2010-11-11 03:54:49 PM  
War, war never changes.

/Thank you for your service, vets.
 
2010-11-11 03:58:06 PM  
CraicBaby: Is this the Remembrance/Veterans Day thread?

It is now. Thank you veterans for your service and sacrifice.
 
2010-11-11 04:12:29 PM  
img94.imageshack.us

That's my grandpa, John Hummel. When the US entered WWI, he was only 17, so he lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy. When the US entered WWII, he was in his 40's, but it didn't stop him from re-enlisting to serve his country once again. He died in 1989 when I was 8, so I really didn't get to know him. But I'm told he was proud to tell people he was a veteran.

I don't have a picture of my other grandpa, Buck Porter, on my computer, but he was a veteran, too. He joined the US Army in WWII and was a lieutenant(can't remember if he was a 1st or 2nd Lt.). He was shot by the Germans on two separate occasions and survived. I didn't find out about his service until after he died, because he didn't like to talk it, apparently.

Thank you, Grandpa Hummel and Grandpa Porter. And thank you to all those who served and sacrificed so that we have the freedoms we enjoy today.
 
2010-11-11 04:56:59 PM  
Not new but still as poignant
 
2010-11-11 05:30:03 PM  
m1ke: War, war never changes.

/Thank you for your service, vets.


One of the most chilling conversations I've ever had was with a front-lines Vietnam vet, who was very open about discussing everything that happened. Everything.
 
2010-11-11 06:19:11 PM  
I was going to type something snarky, like- "I'm not going to care unless I see how big her rack is." or "I'll give her a tombstone to lie on." But I am going to be respectable and say "Nice ass on that chick"

/Happy Veterans Day
 
2010-11-11 06:19:52 PM  
Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I had been able to enlist (they told me 'no thanks').

Thank you, veterans.
 
2010-11-11 06:20:41 PM  
And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.
 
2010-11-11 06:21:41 PM  
/salute
 
2010-11-11 06:23:39 PM  
Atomic Spunk: And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.

Do we have to have a giant flamewar in the Veteran's Day thread? Not even 15 posts in and there's flamebait.
 
2010-11-11 06:23:48 PM  
Suck it, Robert E. Lee.
 
2010-11-11 06:24:09 PM  
I respect soldiers and the shiat they have to do, deal with, etc, and their loved ones and families. I understand the magnitude of the sacrifice.

Still not gunna just roll over and say that they're used appropriately. If only the bar for joining was a belief that you were advancing the interests of everyone, not just your own state. Nevermind those who join because hey, it's a job.
 
2010-11-11 06:24:18 PM  
Nice legs. I hear she's single.
 
2010-11-11 06:24:55 PM  
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2010-11-11 06:25:05 PM  
Thanks, vets.
 
2010-11-11 06:26:44 PM  
Cyclometh: Atomic Spunk: And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.

Do we have to have a giant flamewar in the Veteran's Day thread? Not even 15 posts in and there's flamebait.


You call it "flamebait", I call it the truth. If there's any day that our country should be pissed at the leaders who treat soldiers as if their life had no meaning, it should be today.
 
2010-11-11 06:27:07 PM  
I wonder if shell tell him about the guy she was banging while he was gone.
 
2010-11-11 06:27:56 PM  
To my husband, my father, my sister-in-law, my uncles, my aunts, my grandfathers, the list goes on for blood and married relations.

To my friends who are serving and their families.

To the so many more of you I've never met, but who are fighting for me and my family regardless of the danger to your own personal lives and the hardships you're enduring.

Thank you.

And thank you to my mother, who kept her family going even while her husband was at war.
 
2010-11-11 06:28:02 PM  
CravenMorehead: Nice legs. I hear she's single.

I heard she digs guys in uniform.

/But seriously, we should all thank those who serve
 
2010-11-11 06:28:03 PM  
The challenge our service men and women face and conquer is to be worthy defenders of our country and people.

The challenge almost all our political leaders have failed is to be worthy to command such soldiers.

The challenge we the citizens must meet is to revere the service of the former while reviling the failures of the latter.

Thank you for your service, men and women in uniform and those who wore it in the past. Thank you to all their families who sacrificed so they could serve.
 
2010-11-11 06:28:16 PM  
Ie, wheres the pictures of Iraqis who've lost family members due to just accidentally driving though a checkpoint .. cmon fark, you have it in you.
 
2010-11-11 06:28:42 PM  
Worst photo, but best photo. Still touching and a favorite of mine.
/goddamnit the onions.
 
2010-11-11 06:28:44 PM  
I wonder if there was a study about how many endangered species were killed off due to war
 
2010-11-11 06:28:51 PM  
With thanks to those who serve, and the families who love and worry about them.

This is a good way to show us that we damn well better know why we're there before we set out to wage war. Poor child, I hope in time she will find a way to set her heart at peace, and move forward and have a happy life.
 
2010-11-11 06:28:57 PM  
It's Fark, so there's no way to avoid trolls and political shenanigans, so I'll give my respect the only way I can, by just ignoring them, and saying thanks.

Thanks, vets.
 
2010-11-11 06:29:08 PM  
Darth_Lukecash: I was going to type something snarky, like- "I'm not going to care unless I see how big her rack is." or "I'll give her a tombstone to lie on." But I am going to be respectable and say "Nice ass on that chick"

/Happy Veterans Day


And the best part is that you know she's single now.
 
2010-11-11 06:29:15 PM  
Thank you Dad. And thank all of you Vets.
 
2010-11-11 06:29:33 PM  
Atomic Spunk: Cyclometh: Atomic Spunk: And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.

Do we have to have a giant flamewar in the Veteran's Day thread? Not even 15 posts in and there's flamebait.

You call it "flamebait", I call it the truth. If there's any day that our country should be pissed at the leaders who treat soldiers as if their life had no meaning, it should be today.


No that is memorial day, this is a day for the Vets themselves, not your 2 cents...
 
2010-11-11 06:30:39 PM  
downstairs: One of the most chilling conversations I've ever had was with a front-lines Vietnam vet, who was very open about discussing everything that happened. Everything.

I had a similar frank discussion with a former POW in a Nazi Concentration Camp. His plane was shot down and he was the only one that survived.

To him, to my cousin that died on D-Day, and to my uncle, my dad, friends who served in the current wars, thank you.
 
2010-11-11 06:30:51 PM  
Me, 15 years and 50 pounds ago. Wish I looked half as good now!

Link (new window)

My sincere gratitude and respect to all those who served and continue to serve.
 
2010-11-11 06:31:03 PM  
Atomic Spunk: And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.

What's the current President have to say about it? The last two years have been on his watch.

/4th of 5 generations of veterans.
 
2010-11-11 06:31:06 PM  
I am stretched on your grave and will lie there forever...the priests and the friars approach me in dread because I still love you, my love, and you're dead.

~Sinead O'Connor

/this song is the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture.

//Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans.
 
2010-11-11 06:31:18 PM  
CraicBaby: Thank you, Grandpa Hummel and Grandpa Porter. And thank you to all those who served and sacrificed so that we have the freedoms we enjoy today.

cheers to the both of them.

/Also a Vet, Marines.
//thanks to the rest of you
 
2010-11-11 06:31:54 PM  
HumbleGenius: CravenMorehead: Nice legs. I hear she's single.

I heard she digs guys in uniform.

/But seriously, we should all thank those who serve


Indeed, just a little levity. My Dad served in WWII. Thanks vets.
 
2010-11-11 06:31:56 PM  
My grandfather, who died in 2005, was one of those Americans who crossed the Atlantic and joined the RAF so he could fight in WWII (this was prior to the US joining the war). He later returned to the states to become a part of the US Army Air Corps. He was even a test-pilot for the P38.

I salute his memory, and the lives and memories of all our veterans.
 
2010-11-11 06:32:00 PM  
Atomic Spunk: And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.

Not even a thank you? How nice.
 
2010-11-11 06:32:29 PM  
Darth_Lukecash: I was going to type something snarky, like- "I'm not going to care unless I see how big her rack is." or "I'll give her a tombstone to lie on." But I am going to be respectable and say "Nice ass on that chick"

/Happy Veterans Day


I heard she's single

/two please
 
2010-11-11 06:33:52 PM  
Happy Armistice Day!

\what? wrong century?
 
2010-11-11 06:34:12 PM  
Atomic Spunk: And the ex-president who relied on faulty intelligence to get us into that war now says he has no regrets. Unbelievable.

Yes, yes, I know, and you're right. If he actually had any sort of grip on what he'd done, but, well, he doesn't, and that's the problem forever, isn't it? The politicos and oligarchies see dying soldiers as the "downside of the equation, while the rest of us lose husbands, sons and lovers. Ever will it the same, I'm afraid.

/I mourn those lost for those lost to feed the "the bottom line."
 
2010-11-11 06:34:34 PM  
Somacandra: So she is stretched on his grave and will lie there forever, Submitter?

I'm not Subby, but- obviously, no. People heal. She'll notice another guy, or notice him noticing her, and not mind. She may end up walking down the aisle with this guy, or to the local JoP's. One day she'll realise that she was able to think of something funny that happened with her first fiance and laugh without tears. And someday, she'll realise that she hadn't thought of him in a week- or longer. The great love of her life will be the man she's married to and kisses every day- unless she's a self-centered biatch- and that's the way her late fiance would want it- if he was a real man.
The dead, if they could talk, would want us to remember the good times, forget the bad, and insist we got on with the business of living.
/and certainly not want our brainzz...
 
2010-11-11 06:34:59 PM  
welp, I see I wasn't the first to throw out "she's single hur durr" joke so I'll throw it out there that my grandpa was a soldier in the French army, so let the jokes fly
 
2010-11-11 06:35:11 PM  
CravenMorehead:Nice legs. I hear she's single.

Would you like a Window or Isle seat? lol
 
2010-11-11 06:36:45 PM  
cynicalbastard: Somacandra: So she is stretched on his grave and will lie there forever, Submitter?

I'm not Subby, but- obviously, no. People heal. She'll notice another guy, or notice him noticing her, and not mind. She may end up walking down the aisle with this guy, or to the local JoP's. One day she'll realise that she was able to think of something funny that happened with her first fiance and laugh without tears. And someday, she'll realise that she hadn't thought of him in a week- or longer. The great love of her life will be the man she's married to and kisses every day- unless she's a self-centered biatch- and that's the way her late fiance would want it- if he was a real man.
The dead, if they could talk, would want us to remember the good times, forget the bad, and insist we got on with the business of living.
/and certainly not want our brainzz...


With a fark handle like that I certainly wasn't expecting to read that, but yes I agree with your thoughts completely.
 
2010-11-11 06:37:08 PM  
Thank you Gramps, Benjie, Trey, Whitney, Cole, and Dean for serving. Thank you all Farkers who have served and to your families for their sacrifice.
 
2010-11-11 06:37:23 PM  
What's with all the veteran loving today? I mean, seriously - what have they done that is so great.

Sure, they deworm our pets and give them shots to keep them from being sick, but c'mon now...

/Kidding
//Thanks vets - y'all are in a class by yourselves.
 
2010-11-11 06:38:34 PM  
cynicalbastard: Somacandra: So she is stretched on his grave and will lie there forever, Submitter?

I'm not Subby, but- obviously, no. People heal. She'll notice another guy, or notice him noticing her, and not mind. She may end up walking down the aisle with this guy, or to the local JoP's. One day she'll realise that she was able to think of something funny that happened with her first fiance and laugh without tears. And someday, she'll realise that she hadn't thought of him in a week- or longer. The great love of her life will be the man she's married to and kisses every day- unless she's a self-centered biatch- and that's the way her late fiance would want it- if he was a real man.
The dead, if they could talk, would want us to remember the good times, forget the bad, and insist we got on with the business of living.
/and certainly not want our brainzz...


Except for the cynical stuff, you are correct. She'll be really happy.
 
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