Memorial Day 2009 Tribute
#11

Our flag is flying too. :armata_PDT_37:

 

If you haven't seen our Memorial Day post, please take a look here:

 

(I just moved the post above and several others into this section, so I removed the link that was here)

 

SMiles,

Mare

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#12

Every day that we enjoy our freedom & rights is a day to remember and honor the men & women who gave so much for us and made us Proud to be an American :smwave: Thank You Veterans

 

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#13
Great one. Ain't that the truth? No idea whatsoever!
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#14

Just sitting here watching Public Television. The had the Memorial Day concert from Washington on earlier, and now they are showing D Day: The Price of Freedom. It was beautiful. There was a scene in the cemetery where a group of returning veterans were met by a group of school children. They treated them as if they were rock stars. Everyone wanted their pictures taken with them.

The world can still be an awesome place.

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post-256-1243238659_thumb.jpg 'Marion's Boy's'... Pay their respects on Memorial Day here in England...:armata_PDT_37:


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#16

Our flag is flying too. :armata_PDT_37:

 

If you haven't seen our Memorial Day post, please take a look here:

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...?showtopic=5616

 

SMiles,

Mare

 

I made my comment there. Today I will be busy, also going to the

WW 1 Liberty Memorial to participate. Rocky

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#17

Many have sent me countless items to post here this week, but I only have so many hours in the day. I would appreciate if individual members could post items of interest, themselves, if at all possible. I apologize, but I simply don't have the man-power (woman-power)! :icon_pray:

 

This item is from a non-member of the forum, who just sent this to me a few minutes ago, via email.

 

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As we reflect on Memorial Day 2009... and with special thanks to members of the Past Residents of Midway Island http://www.midwayIsland.com, this sound video shows the Battle of Midway as it was originally recorded by Hollywood Director John Ford. June 3-4, 2009 marks 67 years since the Battle of Midway...

 

(This video presentation was broadcast on the Kim Kommando show - May 21, 2009.)

Battle for Midway in color

 

This video features some amazing footage from World War II. The Battle for Midway is considered the most important Pacific engagement. It turned the tide against the Japanese.

 

The Hollywood director John Ford happened to be on Midway. He was serving as photographic and intelligence officer. He was merely in transit to another location. But when the Japanese struck, he started filming.

 

The Navy had broken the Japanese code. So, American commanders knew the Japanese were planning to attack. The Japanese did not have that advantage. The Navy lost the carrier Yorktown and about 300 men. But three Japanese carriers were sunk, and more than 3,000 Japanese were killed.

 

Ford shot some of this footage from a tower on Midway. He was injured during the battle by shrapnel.

 

Tom Helvig

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#18

There were several posts throughout our forum regarding Memorial Day, and I am merging them with this one in the Veterans Tribute Section. Makes it a lot easier for everyone to read if they are all in one place.

 

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Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#19

God Bless America's Best....both those who are still living and those who sacrificed all their tomorrows so the rest of us might live in Freedom.

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#20

MEMORIAL DAY.

 

In distant field of sunny France

Where strangers come and go,

Amid the farms of Flanders, where

The fragrant breezes blow,

Our solder-dead in quiet sleep

'Neath crosses row on row.

 

Here shrapnel shells once shrieked and burst

And took their toll of death;

The very wind, itself a foe,

Bore poison on its breath.

 

Above their graves the birds now sing

As round that home of yore,

When, carefree boys, they romped and played;

Those childhood days soon o’er,

The boys to brave and strong men grown,

They romped and played no more.

 

They put aside their childish toys,

A man’s work each must do,

And when their country called for them,

To her they answered true.

 

"We must protect our native land:

She shall not suffer wrong

For she has reared and nurtured us,

We’re men and we are strong.

We’ll bid good-by to those we love;

It will not be for long."

 

With aching hearts and tear-dimmed eyes

We watched them go away.

Some have returned but many sleep

In foreign lands today.

 

Where English roses bloom and fade,

In France where lilies grow,

Among the fields of Flanders, where

The scarlet poppies blow,

Our soldier-dead are not forgot

Though strangers come and go.

 

~By Eula Gladys Lincoln~

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