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    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

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    Lest we forget

    Dark clouds are smouldering into red
    While down the craters morning burns.
    The dying soldier shifts his head
    To watch the glory that returns;
    He lifts his fingers toward the skies
    Where holy brightness breaks in flame;
    Radiance reflected in his eyes,
    And on his lips a whispered name.

    You'd think, to hear some people talk,
    That lads go West with sobs and curses,
    And sullen faces white as chalk,
    Hankering for wreaths and tombs and hearses.
    But they've been taught the way to do it
    Like Christian soldiers; not with haste
    And shuddering groans; but passing through it
    With due regard for decent taste.
    To talk to me or just hurl Abuse my way get me on Xfire:Hashass1n

    I can't read, can't write, can't be an officer -NCO of the Vistula Uhlans Jan Pawlikowski

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      The Combat Medic Prayer

      Oh Lord, I ask for the divine strength to meet the demands of my profession. Help me to be the finest medic, both technically and tactically. If I am called to the battlefield, give me the courage to conserve our fighting forces by providing medical care to all who are in need. If I am called to a mission of peace, give me the strength to lead by caring for those who need my assistance. Finally, Lord, help me to take care of my own spiritual, physical and emotional needs. Teach me to trust in your presence and never-failing love.



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        "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

        Theodore Roosevelt
        "Citizenship in a Republic,"
        Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
        The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. EDMUND BURKE 1771


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          Dear God the Father, Through Thy Son,
          Hear this prayer of a warrior son,
          Give thine eyes a vision keen,
          To see the things that must be seen,
          A steady hand I ask of thee,
          To feel the wind on land and sea,
          Let me never careless be,
          With not life nor limb, but liberty,
          For justice sake a quiet heart,
          And strength, thy Lord, to do thy part,
          To God and country, and to the Corps,
          Let me be faithful, evermore.

          And the ever classic "Memorial Day."
          "Dulce et decorum est"

          The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
          But not of war it sings to-day.
          The road is rhythmic with the feet
          Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

          The roses blossom white and red
          On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
          Flags wave above the honored dead
          And martial music cleaves the sky.

          Above their wreath-strewn graves we kneel,
          They kept the faith and fought the fight.
          Through flying lead and crimson steel
          They plunged for Freedom and the Right.

          May we, their grateful children, learn
          Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,
          Who went through fire and death to earn
          At last the accolade of God.

          In shining rank on rank arrayed
          They march, the legions of the Lord;
          He is their Captain unafraid,
          The Prince of Peace . . . Who brought a sword.

          "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

          "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

          "Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." - R. E. Lee


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            This thread is deep fellas.

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