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Might we not wonder exactly what WW1 soldier poet John McCrae meant by: 'If ye break faith with us who die'?
Written in the voice of those who fell at Ypres, it declares, "Take up our quarrel with the foe / To you from failing hands we throw the torch / If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep.
If for some reason we took a position now in the 21st century, when some of our adversaries may not be traditional state actors, that we would not do our utmost to bring our prisoners of war home, that would break faith with the American people and with the men and women who serve in uniform," she said.
I am allowing a set of circumstances that break faith with the agreement that was sworn with every Canadian veteran, living or dead, regardless of when or where they served.
This week he warned that "if Congress were to unilaterally move to raise sanctions, it could break faith with those negotiations and actually stop them and break them apart.
The risk is that if Congress were to unilaterally move to raise sanctions, it could break faith with those negotiations and actually stop them and break them apart", Kerry said.
And the risk is that if Congress were to unilaterally move to raise sanctions, it could break faith in those negotiations and actually stop them and break them apart.
And we must not break faith with those who are risking their lives- on every continent, from Argentina to Nicaragua- to defy Soviet-support of aggression and secure rights which have been ours from birth.
How do you not break faith with the Institute's consensus model of decision-making while working to reconcile potentially irreconcilable positions, and how do you accomplish that without resorting to a vague, all-things-for-all-people, "lowest common denominator" approach?
It is the story of God's faithfulness to a people who break faith and lose faith.
The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
If ye break faith with us who die/ We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/ In Flanders fields.