Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high

It's 11:11 on Remembrance Day. Please take a moment to remember where that Habs' locker room quote comes from. And please take a moment to remember that if not for these guys in the trenches, we wouldn't have the time or freedom to argue about some stupid play in some stupid game or ogle strippers and make meth jokes. War is too often used as a metaphor in describing sporting events. War is war; sports are a diversion. Remember that, too.

10 comments:

Sonia said...

Amen...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who took that line from the poem and put it in the locker room

HabsFan29 said...

@anon - good question, i have no idea. Panger's our history expert maybe he'll know, or certainly Robert from EOTP will know.

eyebleaf said...

Amen, brother.

I wish the war cliche's in sports would stop.

Habsfan10 said...

@anon,

I think it was Dick Irvin Sr, but I may be incorrect.

Justin Crowder said...

I heard it was Dick Irvin Sr., so I'll side with HF10 on this one...

HabsFan4 said...

Amen to that post and God bless our soldiers from past to present.

gillis said...

lest we forget

Robert L said...

The quote was brought in Frank Selke just prior to them winning the 1953 Stanley Cup.

HabsFan29 said...

Thx Robert! I knew you'd be the man