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Happy Veterans Day !

Post by JDinRI » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:53 am

Happy Veterans day to you all....



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Post by rodneyw71 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:35 am

Here is a link to the picture I have been trying to post. http://www.vawatchdog.org WW11 veteran hugging a Iraqi veteran.
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Post by SaucyWench » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:11 pm

The most asked question is: why poppies?

Wild poppies flower when other plants in their direct neighbourhood are dead. Their seeds can lie on the ground for years and years, but only when there are no more competing flowers or shrubs in the vicinity (for instance when someone firmly roots up the ground), these seeds will sprout.

There was enough rooted up soil on the battlefield of the Western Front; in fact the whole front consisted of churned up soil. So in May 1915, when McCrae wrote his poem, around him bloodred poppies blossomed like no one had ever seen before.
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Post by SaucyWench » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:12 pm

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French trench with a donkey and poppies

This is the only color picture known to show poppies on the battlefield.
The picture is made in 1915 by an official French war photographer.
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Post by SaucyWench » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:13 pm

rodneyw71 wrote:Here is a link to the picture I have been trying to post. http://www.vawatchdog.org WW11 veteran hugging a Iraqi veteran.
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Re: Happy Veterans Day !

Post by SaucyWench » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:15 pm

JDinRI wrote:Happy Veterans day to you all....



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Welcome, JD! Neat website you made there. :wink:
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Post by bilbo37 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:29 pm

Good Pics...
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Post by liznoraas » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:40 pm

Yes boys happy veterans day to you and to me happy birthday!! I am proud that my birthday falls on such a great day!!
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