Veteran’s Day

Every veteran’s day I post the following and today I want to share it on the blog.

Band of Brothers 

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother”
Quote from King Henry V

William Shakespeare
A-Gang USS Niagara Falls AFS-3 1980-81 West Pac.
I am 2nd from left bottom row.

There are places I’ll remember

All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all 

John Lennon 
San Miguel beer in Olonago City, Philippines after 6- month Persian Gulf deployment

In Flanders Field

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.

John McCrae 
Carrier Battle Group

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