Quotes for Remembrance Day

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederati...

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since its installation, it has become traditional to place poppies on the Tomb after the formal ceremony has concluded. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We often take for granted, the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”  ~ Cynthia Ozick

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” ~ Jose Narosky, Argentinian writer

Thank you to all those who made it and continue to make it possible for us to take our freedom and liberty for granted. Pause for a moment of silence at 11 o’clock today the 11th day of the 11th month.

~ They Shall Not Grow Old ~ An Ode to Remembrance Day ~ November 11, 2012

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  1. Good post.

  2. Wonderful rememberance. Thanks for posting.

  3. It’s always very moving, isn’t it? The magnitude of their sacrifice has never been lost on me.
    God bless those who go bravely into harm’s way.

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  6. Beautiful post my friend..

    Hugs
    Uru

  7. “Where have all our young men gone… To soldiers everyone…”

    Beautiful remembrance lou!

  8. The Narosky quote is touching. So true.

  9. Lovely post…

  10. Written in a lovely, humbling, and inspiring manner.

  11. The sad thing is that we are not remembering are fallen soldiers as much, it has become a day of sales and such.

    It is interesting to note that in my daughters AP U.S. History on Friday, the teacher asked if any of the students parents had served and (according to her) she was the only one to raise her hand. Now that was interesting.

  12. Beautiful post! Our military men and women, past and present, deserve our deepest gratitude.

  13. “In war there are no unwounded soldiers” How true that is. My son came back physically in one piece, but mentally he needed time to heal. Today he can finally sleep without nightmares. Thank you.

    • thank goodness he can finally sleep without nightmares–only they can know what they had to face and what awful demons stay too long

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