Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11th....

Every year I feel the need to do something on Remembrance Day, so I thought that this year should be no exception!

Last year, I posted the video "It's Just a Pittance of Time" by Terry Kelly. I still believe that this is the perfect video for how people treat this day...

Another year I posted the famous Canadian poem 'In Flanders Fields'. I know this poem by heart and the other day when me and the charming comedian were out I felt the need to tell him it... No idea why, it just stuck in my head...

This year, I decided to post the lyrics to a song by Motorhead, of all people.

1916 (Motorhead)

16 years old when I went to the war,
To fight for a land fit for heroes,
God on my side, and a gun in my hand,
Chasing my days down to zero,

And I marched and I fought and I bled
And I died & I never did get any older,
But I knew at the time, That a year in the line,
Was a long enough life for a soldier,

We all volunteered, and we wrote down our names,
And we added two years to our ages,
Eager for life and ahead of the game,
Ready for history's pages,

And we brawled and we fought, and we whored 'til we stood,
Ten thousand shoulder to shoulder,
A thirst for the Hun, We were food for the gun,
And that's what you are when you're soldiers,

I heard my friend cry, and he sank to his knees,
Coughing blood as he screamed for his mother
And I fell by his side, and that's how we died,
Clinging like kids to each other,

And I lay in the mud, and the guts and the blood,
And I wept as his body grew colder,
And I called for my mother and she never came,
Though it wasn't my fault and I wasn't to blame,

The day not half over and ten thousand slain,
And now there's nobody remembers our names

And that's how it is for a soldier...

People may think that Remembrance Day is forgotten, but there are still youth that believe that actions need to be taken to ensure that those that have fought for this country are not forgotten. This article is a prime example of today's youth.

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