I Will Wear a Poppy On Remembrance Day

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    Dusted Under The Rug

    As a Veteran, you believe in your country; you support your country; you honor your country with your service. Right or wrong, I was a soldier during the Vietnam war. I knew many guys that were totally messed up emotionally because of this war. It was a difficult time for many...
    imathinkin imathinkin
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2010

    Open Letter To Our Military

    arlington It’s not enough to say… “Thank you” – but I do. It’s not enough to pray for you every night - but I do. It is not enough to think about the privations you endure for us - but I do. It is not enough to think about the freedoms you give up daily to keep...
    Laine604 Laine604
    Nov 12, 2010

    26th Regement 13th Britallian.

    my grand father that cam back from the battle.. edward thomas the 6th. LEST WE FORGET.! THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN !. AND FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SUPPORT FOR WARS THAT WERE FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM TODAY. we say thanks!! http://www.awm.gov...
    gonnabamillionaire gonnabamillionaire
    36-40, M
    Nov 5, 2010

    I Will Wear A Poppy On Rembrance Day

    As I always do I wear a poppy on rembrance day.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Jan 25, 2012
    charlie1960 charlie1960
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    Bye Poppy!

    I usually do buy one, but loose it. I buy another and I loose that one (later to be found in my sister's hair). Grrr..I won't loose the one I've got now though...hopefully...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2007

    I live in a Britain free

    and prosperous, because of the brave sacrifice made by our armed forces. My ever lasting love to those who gave everything they had.xxx
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Veterans Day By Roger W Hancock

    My life has been part of the military before it even began and it seems as though it wont stop anytime soon. My Grandfather who died in 1999 and served in the Navy from 1937 -1945 he then joined the Marines and served from 1946 - 1976. My Grandfather's brother served in the Navy...
    Storm25 Storm25
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2010

    Dump Me

    Sometimes you guess that everything is in your hands, but not all. Like I live these long fuor years with hope and love and can't stell get it. I met him when I was therteen, and liked. Now I am sixteen. Many things happened. At first he ignored me even like a person, because I...
    since94 since94
    Dec 13, 2010

    Put It On A Slide Show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tO39W2Qfbw Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank...
    SergeantMajor529 SergeantMajor529
    Nov 11, 2010

    My Dad The Vietnam Vet

    My dad is a jack of all trades (I definitely got this trait from him!); he can do anything that he puts his mind to it...mostly in the arts and well, electronic stuff. Not many of you know that my dad fought in the Vietnam War. So here I am telling you about him and how I...
    Jax09 Jax09
    Nov 11, 2010

    Its The Least I Can Do....

    It is the least I can do, to wear a Poppy with Pride, to show my thanks, my care, my concern to those who fought for our freedom, and those who continue to fight; for those we have lost, to those who have been physically an emotionally scarred, in the past and currently, we owe...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2011

    They Will Never Grow Old .......

    Sharing a few drams at the whisky fare with the Brigadier .....
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2010

    Thanks Dad!

    My Dad was a WWII veteran. He was injured in the war and was honorably discharged. It was his career until then. He never told us much about what he did while there, however, he was the most couragous man I've ever known. What he did for America is known by his Creator and one...
    LuAnn893 LuAnn893
    Nov 11, 2010

    I Remember

    My husband who served in the Navy as a Medical Corpsman during the Vietnam evacuations. HM3 Medical Corpsman. He loved his country and believed that everyone should serve their country in some form. He instilled pride and respect for this country in me and in my children through...
    theredlady theredlady
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

    #14 I Remember

    I was fortunate that my dad was one of the soldiers who came home alive and whole. But I remember growing up with children who had no father because he died in the war. I think everyone has been touched by the loss of at least one loved one due to some war or other. I buy a poppy...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue
    5 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    Wear Your Poppy

    Remember, every penny you give to the RBL (or Amercian Legion) goes to help disadvantaged ex-servicement and their families. Modern wars are reminding us of what the horrors of war are but lets not forget that men and women have given their lives for hundreds of years to provide...
    Danny1000 Danny1000
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2011

    Even Though I'm American.

    we celebrate remembrance day at our episcopal church for the british community of atlanta. it's probably my second favourite service after Christmas. the basic theme is honouring our allied cultures. we sing God Save the Queen, O Canada, and America the Beautiful. multiple flags...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 7, 2007

    Actually, I usually wear it through all of

    November, and even into December. I'm wearing it early though (October) in remembrance of our fallen soldiers, during these past few weeks, at their posts. I've already been poked and stabbed (literally) by the stupid pin at least 10 times today alone >:( Aarrgg- the bloodshed...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    My Grandfather

    My Grandfather was in WW1, and while i was too little to really remember him that much, I do have his journal. He was attached to the engineers, whose job was to keep the rail lines open. They had to work through artillery shelling....not too good.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 10, 2010

    From Argentina

    i have a lot of friends in the US...i think is a great country no matter what people says...there´s just one thing a want to say STOP WAR..STOP WAR RIGHT NOW...all the world have to stop with war. War is not the answer. God bless all the people whos fighting now...maybe they don...
    Pablo434 Pablo434
    Nov 11, 2010

    Remembering Our Family & Friends At War

    God Bless: Uncle, L/Cpl Tommy Brind who died in 1945, my Father who was twice torpedoed in 1943/44, my Mother in the ATS, my step father in the Army of the Middle East & those who have died during and since my time in the RAF especially Tony Hildich, Peter Mills & Andy Cifton...
    Chris902 Chris902
    Nov 11, 2010

    My Heroes

    I wish to honor the members of my family, who have been in service to this country since the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. It is because of the fearless selflessness of ordinary folk that has made this country a lasting institution. May God bless and be with all those...
    bonilu bonilu
    56-60, F
    Nov 6, 2010

    For Our Tomorrow They Gave Their Today !

    They shall not grow old , as we that are left grow old. age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. at the going down of the sun and in the morning , we WILL remember them ................ thanks to their supreme sacrifice , we have our freedom today. wear your poppy...
    cropshop cropshop
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

    A Different Opinion

    I would like to make clear that I am not hijacking this site to belittle the brave men who gave their lives in war.I am posting this because E.P. asked me to participate,and I will,but in line with my beliefs.I do not support poppy day,no disrespect,again,to those who gave their...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

    I Remember Our Veterans And Heroes, Do You?

    I Remember our Veterans and Heroes, do you? Share your thoughts and feelings this #nov11 and get a free poppy! They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn As the going down of the sun, and in the morning WE SHALL...
    Hms672 Hms672
    Nov 12, 2010

    I May Not Have Personal Knowledge

    I may not have personal knowledge of any vetrans except some friends who are vets, I still remember our vets and heroes becfause of the sacrifice that they are giving and gave four our freedom. So to all vets and service people who is reading this, THANK YOU for your service. All...
    tempkill tempkill
    56-60, F
    Nov 11, 2010

    A Prayer From A Soldier's Wife

    I wrote a poem dedicated to all of my friends in the military. My dad was in the Army and I grew up in Colorado Springs which houses many military families. My thoughts go out to all of our veterans and heroes. The link to the poem is below. http://jenniferxjoseph.com/jennsblog...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 8, 2010


    When I married the first time, I married a man just returning from Vietnam. He was sweet, kind and we had fun. As time went on, he began to have nightmares, bad ones. He would wake me up. He would be fighting and running and kicking in bed. I tried to wake him slowly and...
    Barbara726 Barbara726
    56-60, F
    Nov 5, 2010

    Though Am Kenyan...

    We celebrate ours on 20th october n we call it mashujaa day,thats swahili for heroes.i honour them.they fought so much for our independence,were imprisoned,massacred,sold as slaves..the list is endless..the MAUMAU veterans are true heroes n heroines n tis a story worth learnin...
    saddiey saddiey
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2010

    The Ode (australian)

    They shall grow not old, As we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning We will remember them.
    AusMat AusMat
    26-30, M
    Jan 9, 2013

    Please Do Not Say Thank You

    for me it is just words unless you are a young kid when an adukt says it to me i wonder if they were one of them that spit at me when i got home of if they were one that clled me a baby killer i do not need to be thinked what i need is some one that understand the pain in my...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Nov 12, 2011

    I want to share with you this beautiful poem

    written by my niece Holly who is only 9 years old Copyright HA 3/11/14
    woodyemma2013 woodyemma2013
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    Thank You All You Brave Veterans.

    Today is Remembrance day. I'd just like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the brave men and women who have fought for out freedom, and all the people who have made the ultimate sacrifice. And thank you to the families of the wounded and killed. I can only imagine what...
    CrushedDreamer CrushedDreamer
    13-15, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    And With Pride..............

    And grateful thanks to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom that we all enjoy........including the "ban the poppy Brigade" who have the freedom also to express their (often unwanted ) opinions. Its thanks to those that we wear a poppy for that they also can...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    Remembering Our Veteran's & Hero's

    Wearing a "POPPY" on Remembrance Day is so much more than a tradition. Is is more that just a symbol of tribute for the ultimate sacrifice paid by our valued soldiers during war and peace times.  It's about sacrifice, and service and our freedom paid for,  at...
    glorygirl glorygirl
    56-60, F
    13 Responses Nov 6, 2007

    We Must Never Forget.

    It makes my blood boil when people talk about banning this ultimate symbol of peace as if it is a symbol of war. That is simply a total lack of respect for those who mostly had no choice but to go to war and give their lives and for those here now who work tirelessly to make life...
    Inspector999 Inspector999
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    Brave Veterans Best Honourd By Ceasing War ?

    I'll say Thank You too. In the U.K. we celebrated "Armistice Day" today, end of the First World War, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, of 1918. On that day, everyone said "Never Again." But by 1939, there was another World War. Now in 2010, after everything...
    TonyCantlay TonyCantlay
    56-60, M
    Nov 12, 2010

    What's The Reason?

    New year days are passing, God, why do I feel so.  want to cry, don't know why. I feel myself unhappy, when I realize all my life. I want to have real friends, I have them. However, some moments I so want them be with me. JUst listen to me. They don't even know what happens...
    since94 since94
    1 Response Jan 1, 2011

    After A Weekend Of Selling Poppys ....

    Jn2 marched to the skirl of the pipes ......
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    Nov 16, 2010

    The Tail Gunner

    basementsong basementsong
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Nov 5, 2010

    A Big Heart Felt Thank You To All Veterans!

    A very BIG thanks to all of our Veterans and their families who sacrifice their time, service, and absence from all they love when they are on tour. I had several uncles, and a grandfather who served our country and friends who gave their very life Thank each and every one for...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary
    51-55, F
    Nov 11, 2010

    Thank You!

    I am dating a soldier right now... I have had ALOT of family go into the military. My grandfather fought in World War 2 I think? He came back and everything was ok. I've had an uncle that was Navy and he never went off to war but was about to become a Navy Seal if he hadnt passed...
    hisarmysupport hisarmysupport
    26-30, F
    Nov 11, 2010

    My Vietnam Vet Hero

    All soilders are heroes. They risk their lives for this country, and all the people who live in it. They all have my respect, and graditude for their sacrafice. My hero, is my dad. My daddy is a Vietnam veteran. He served his country, and defended the lives of all Americans, as...
    misskittycat06 misskittycat06
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2010
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