banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)

Go Back   Gordon Lightfoot Forums > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-11-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
elmo d. ward
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Richmond, BC, Canada
Posts: 2
Default

Always think about these two songs as we remember our war vets.

Dad was in a Halifax bomber at the ripe old age of 18 and my father-in-law was a Spitfire pilot -- BTW he was interviewed on Global TV today at 8:20AM.

Anyway -- God bless all of those who fought and died or survived -- and if I may quote Winston Churchill - "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

Anyone else think about these songs at this time of year?

Best to all,
elmo d. ward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
musky_man
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 55
Default

Always think about these two songs as we remember our war vets.

Dad was in a Halifax bomber at the ripe old age of 18 and my father-in-law was a Spitfire pilot -- BTW he was interviewed on Global TV today at 8:20AM.

Anyway -- God bless all of those who fought and died or survived -- and if I may quote Winston Churchill - "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

Anyone else think about these songs at this time of year?

Best to all,
__________________
musky_man
musky_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
Tyler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 595
Default

Today would have been my Father's 86th birthday. When I was little I thought it was great that they made a holiday for my Dad since he was a Vet.
Being female we didn't talk too much about war, but we did go 'rounds about Vietnam when I grew up.
I do think of Dad and Vets in general with Drink yer glasses empty and Home from the Forest. I have always envisioned Home being about a VN Vet not fitting in when he got back to "the world". No matter my thoughts on the Iraq war, I have all the pride and respect for our service men from all the wars/conflicts they truly are our heroes.
Tyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
brink
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,388
Default

Today would have been my Father's 86th birthday. When I was little I thought it was great that they made a holiday for my Dad since he was a Vet.
Being female we didn't talk too much about war, but we did go 'rounds about Vietnam when I grew up.
I do think of Dad and Vets in general with Drink yer glasses empty and Home from the Forest. I have always envisioned Home being about a VN Vet not fitting in when he got back to "the world". No matter my thoughts on the Iraq war, I have all the pride and respect for our service men from all the wars/conflicts they truly are our heroes.
brink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 04:40 PM   #5
New 12 String Mike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Virginia USA
Posts: 216
Default

The Gord line that I always think about with the subject is the line from Don Quixtote:

"see the soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired."

From a Vietnam era song, I always that was a bold statement. It certainly didn't fit with most opinions at that time with returning vets being called "baby killers," etc.

I've been a student of WW2 in the Pacific for a long time.

We cannot forget.
__________________
In my fashion, I have been a father...Here in my off again, on again smile.Mike
New 12 String Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 04:20 AM   #6
sngwrtr525
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by brink:
Today would have been my Father's 86th birthday. When I was little I thought it was great that they made a holiday for my Dad since he was a Vet.
Being female we didn't talk too much about war, but we did go 'rounds about Vietnam when I grew up.
I do think of Dad and Vets in general with Drink yer glasses empty and Home from the Forest. I have always envisioned Home being about a VN Vet not fitting in when he got back to "the world". No matter my thoughts on the Iraq war, I have all the pride and respect for our service men from all the wars/conflicts they truly are our heroes.
sngwrtr525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 04:20 AM   #7
Bupity
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by brink:
Today would have been my Father's 86th birthday. When I was little I thought it was great that they made a holiday for my Dad since he was a Vet.
Being female we didn't talk too much about war, but we did go 'rounds about Vietnam when I grew up.
I do think of Dad and Vets in general with Drink yer glasses empty and Home from the Forest. I have always envisioned Home being about a VN Vet not fitting in when he got back to "the world". No matter my thoughts on the Iraq war, I have all the pride and respect for our service men from all the wars/conflicts they truly are our heroes.
Bupity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 09:51 AM   #8
Cathy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 1,982
Send a message via AIM to Cathy
Default

I lost three cousins in the Vietnam war. And one got three fingers blown off on his right hand. One uncle was shot in the leg. One other cousin lived through the war, but within a couple years of coming home, he drove his car behind a shopping center and shot himself in the head.
Needless to say, I would have been one of the protesters had I been old enough.
__________________
http://www.cathycowette.com
Cathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 02:43 PM   #9
musky_man
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 55
Default

Sheryl,

It is ashame Vietnam vets have been viewed in such a negative context.

Many Americans probably don't know that 30,000 Canadians volunteered in the Vietnam war.

In any event, war sucks .. there is not other way to put it.
__________________
musky_man
musky_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 10:41 AM   #10
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,558
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

It never fails that when someone asks a Lightfoot song related question like the one at the start of this thread things just deteriorate from there, LOL. One of my theories is that the political stuff must confuse many Lightfoot fans who first find this website and expect Lightfoot conversation. (This is not a complaint, mind you, just an observation.) Personally I don't care what anyone's well informed or ill informed worldviews are but when I take the time to cruise by here I'm looking for Lightfoot stuff.

But Like Bon Jovi says in his new song:

When the world gets in my face, I say…
Have a nice day
Have a nice day

Bill

But there's some comfort in the predictability,LOL
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drink Yer Glasses Wingdrops General Discussion 5 04-03-2003 11:17 PM
Patriot's Dream or Protocol? rainydayperson General Discussion 11 12-26-2000 12:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright