A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 11, 2020
“They gave their tomorrow for our today”

"They gave their tomorrow for our today” is a military saying (popular on Memorial Day) that has been printed on many images.

“When you go home, tell them of us and say, ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today‘“ (from 1918 and 1944) is the original saying. “They gave their tomorrows for our todays” is a similar saying.

“‘As stated on a marker in France,’ quoted the orator, they gave their tomorrow for our today” was printed in the Lebanon (PA) Semi-Weekly News on February 23, 1920. The saying has been popular on Twitter.


Newspapers.com
23 February 1920, Lebanon (PA) Semi-Weekly News, “Ceremonies in Honor of Leb. Co, Heroic Dead,” pg. 1, col. 1:
“As stated on a marker in France,” quoted the orator, they gave their tomorrow for our today.

Newspapers.com
13 July 1949, Sydney (NSW, Australia) Morning Herald, “On Active Service” notice, pg. 20, col. 4:
They gave their to-morrow for our to-day.

Newspapers.com
30 December 1952, St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, “Meet Friday on Memorial,” pg. 1, col. 2:
One inscription suggested for the memorial, which would bear emblems of all branches of service, is “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”

13 November 2004, Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Ulster WWII Airman Finally Honoured by Family” by Jilly Beattie, pg. 2:
Ronnie, a former Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars and Territorial Army soldier, laid a wreath on Stanley’s grave with a card reading: “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”

Twitter
Robert J Stevens
@SidArthurNYC
RT @mich_lloyd: D-Day Remembering what Gramps and other heroes did 65 yrs ago, they gave their tomorrow for our today, never forget that.
6:26 AM · Jun 6, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Praveen Balla
@PraveenBalla_
‘They gave their tomorrow for our today’ - found this beautiful quote engraved on a Soldiers Stone enroute to work.
6:11 AM · Sep 8, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
82nd Airborne: Normandy 1944
By Stephen Smith and Simon Forty
Havertown, PA: Casemate Publishers
2017
Pg. ?:
A monument on the market square to all the Allied airborne forces that participated on D-Day, along with their insignia and battle casualties. It is inscribed, “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”

Twitter
CRAF7YUTD
@DaveW_83
Some things are bigger than football. Something should take priority over football. Just give them a second of your thoughts. They gave their tomorrow for our today! #LestWeForget #DDay75thAnniversary
3:30 PM · Jun 5, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Melksham Town FC
@MELKSHAMTOWNFC
They gave their tomorrow for our today.
Lest we forget.
#RemembranceSunday
3:39 AM · Nov 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jules
@Jules_801_
On the 11th hour.
Of the 11th day.
Of the 11th month.
We shall remember them.. Hibiscus
They gave their tomorrow,for our today.
Lest we forget Red heart
#11thHour #LestWeForget
GIF
5:28 AM · Nov 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military/ Religion • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 • Permalink