Nothing to change, and nothing to add to those words
A day for remembering all the fallen,
regardless of the flag and what they wore.
They all live in Eternity now and in peace with those
that killed them and with those that ordered them to their deaths.
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (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.
(edited on 14 November to include below entry posted also on 14 Nov)
I browsed my wife flickr and saw that she taken photos of the label pin that I was wearing for the last couple of weeks.
I wore that for all those that died in conflicts, regardless of the flags they were under, regardless of the skin or beliefs or what they fought for, in wars declared or not declared, if they wore uniform or not.
I wore that to honor their spirits and that their deaths led us all to be better people , to learn and live in peace, dignity and honor.
I only took that off on 12 November.
I bought this from a veteran on 11th November 2007 during a parade on that day in Brisbane when we were living there then. He fought in the South Pacific in WW2. I gave him 20, and asked him to keep the change.
Being the Master and Lord (at least of wifey even if not over birdies or beasties), I decided her flickr shot should be on my flickr account, and I rotated the right way up.
Here it is.
Reversed side of that poppy
LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.
Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
if you forgotten about clicker training
Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.
(edited on 4th November 2011 to include below)
To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust
I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.
or to any wildlife conservation body of your choice