Sunday, November 11, 2018

Young Willie McBride

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Christiane David
November 11, 1918, at 11 A.M.


The end of the Great War, the war to end all wars


What have we learned?


Never forget.
Take what we know, have seen, and use it.


28 comments:

  1. The song about Willie McBride makes me cry every time I hear it. The Irish Rovers have a hauntingly beautiful version of it.

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  2. Oh, Susan, these old songs keep coming and coming today. "and we buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs, and it started all over again."

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  3. Must never forget indeed, and hopefully improve and learn for the better in the future.

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    1. History must never be cast aside. Always remember.

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  4. Once we see the faces of those boys who never became men, the tears must flow. Such a haunting song.

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    1. All those precious faces! All those hopes they had!

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  5. So sad, i am forever grateful to all who served and are serving.

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    1. Brave men and women--they deserve all the gratitude and honor we can give.

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  6. Thank you for sharing the trailer, Susan. It's perfect. As is the header.

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  7. Those were unimaginably horrendous days. We must never lose sight of history, for they have powerful lessons for us to learn.

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    1. Learning and understanding what was learned should be the course. Will it?

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  8. The war to end all wars- and yet it didn't. But they must be remembered.

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    1. It is unimaginable to think of the millions killed in each war.

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  9. World War I was "The War to End All Wars"; while we wait for World War III.

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    1. Memories of the horror of war seems to fade, esp. as the WW2 generation is dying. Most are now in their 90s. For them, the war is there in their memories. Forgetting their sacrifice is unacceptable.

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  11. Hi Sue.
    Just popped in to see how you are doing.
    World war? No thanks. But to tell the truth, I think it will happen again. It seems we all have collective amnesia, not that I was yet around for the two earlier ones.
    Blessings from South Africa, Geoff.

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    1. I believe there will always be war. With greed, religious judgement, sin, lack of any moral compass...there is no end of the list of causes.

      My father was in WW2 and my Gr-father in WW1, A gr-gr-father in Spanish American war, A gr-father in Civil War. This is not a proud heritage.

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  12. It's good to remember. Perhaps we'll learn from it. Someday.

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    1. With each generation, the very idea of a World war fades, is questioned. How much is taught in HS or College? That is important, vital even.

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  13. Touching song dear Susan!

    How weird that whole population of the world is bearing the consequences of the greed of few black sheeps called POLITICIANS

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    1. It is a bit like a train heading to rails that are missing.

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