November 9th 2013 5:20 pm
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I make no apology for repeating my Diaries of past year....
Tomorrow is Rememberance Sunday in the UK and Commonwealth and Europe and Veterans Day in the USA
Rememberance Day ..... the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month. Armistice Day.
My Grandad was a muleateer in WWI... survival time rated 1 week ....and survived the 5 nightmare years. My Dad was on long range penetration behind enemy lines in Burma for 4 out of the 5 years of WWII .. survival time reckoned at 2 weeks... he did 4 years.. Neither talked about the horror and the nightmares... they spoke of the comradeship and selflessness of others.
I like all of us grew up honouring the men and women who bought our freedom with their lives.. and their hopes... and their bravery. Many since have continued this sacrifice in more pointless wars.. and there have been over the centuries amazing acts of sacrifice in the name of Freedom.
Freedom isnt Free and a "Right" isnt a Right... is earned.. with a few exceptions..... and all of us.. combatant.. or non-combatant have a duty of responsibility to see these sacrifices arent in vain.
My beloved Dad died 10th November 1984 .. he was just short of his 63rd birthday ... there is always an extra bitter-sweet about this time of year.
At the going down of the Sun and in the morning......
We will Remember Them
For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
We will remember them
In Flanders Fields
by Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D. (1872-1918)
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.
July 28th 2013 1:14 pm
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Thankyou everyone so much for the love and kind words from so many .
I didnt want to knock the Candle Lighting details Diary of the top so I waited till now.
More about that in Cleo's new Diary just posted.
Cleo's Thankyou Diary for the Candle Lighting and The Diary of The Day and her Birthday remembered.
Thankyou to those below who were so kind with celebrating Flicka's Diary Pick of The Day
Diary Pick of The Day Thanks to ...
The Family of Hershey, Van Winkle
The Family of Bella, George Sempris Richards
The Family of Harley Diva-Girl,CGC,Therapy D, Jazzi Danz'r, CGC,Therapy D
The family of REDFORD , COOPER, Tundra ~ DG#6, Manytoes ~ DB#120 and more!
July 16th 2013 10:13 am
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Well....... its that time of year again.
The Canine Cancer Hero Candle Lighting at Sierra's garden in Maine will be on
Saturday July 27th @ 7:45 PM EST.
Debbie (Wyoming and Cheyenne's Mum) will be lighting for her Angel pups and for my Cleo again.
Do you think we can repeat the last 3 years ?
Folk joined in from all over the world to light 2 candles for all the beautiful Furs (dogs and cats... and any Beloved One's) at a time as close to the time as possible in your time zones. Doesnt matter if its earlier or later... just light the candles ... post the pics... we try to send them to Debbies wonderful friend who allows the candle lighting to be done in her garden with hundreds of candles.
You can send me the photos if you wish and I will send them on to Debbie who will send them to Sierra's Mum.
We CAN... we CAN light the world. We CAN scare away the evil shadow of Cancer... WE CAN !!!!!!
Please join us in your homes.. your gardens.. your hearts .....Two candles.... ONE HOPE
Lights to Infinity ~~ Loved to Eternity
These are links for you to see past Lightings and Pages etc
Cleo s Page
http://www.onetruemedia.com/Video of previous Candle Lightings
The Candle Lighting in Cleo's Garden for Canine Cancer and for ALL loved and lost. 28-7-12
The Candle Lighting in Cleo's Garden for Canine Cancer and for ALL loved and lost. 23-7-11
Cleo and the Candle Lighting Ceremony 2010
Canine Candle Company
2009 Candle Lighting
See all diary entries for Flicka ~ CGC|