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a montage of the 9/11 events - horrifically graphic - it won't let you forget - it might make you cry (broadband recommended 7M) The USA - September 11, 2001
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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, a Canadian medical officer, witnessing the carnage of World War I, 1915. An American woman, Moina Michael replies: "We cherish too, the poppy red, That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies, that blood of heros never dies"
"Our wars have won for us every hour we live in freedom."
PRESIDENT BUSH at a cemetery above Omaha Beach.
memorial day 2002
In his famous "Tree of Liberty" letter of 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote,"the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure"
"What you have inherited from your fathers,
earn over again for yourselves or it will not be yours." Goethe
The two are gone yet the remaining three can not shed their skin