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Old 11-10-11, 07:25 AM   #1
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With greatest respect and thanks to all allied veterans and especially those lost.




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Old 11-10-11, 07:33 AM   #2
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Thanks to all veterans of the American, Canadian and U.K. services. Through 2 World Wars, Korea and Desert Storm and Afghanistan, and in patrolling the high seas so they may stay open and free to world shipping, we have served together. Protecting freedoms for all from tyranny.

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Very nice picture and so fitting. I miss the red poppy sales here, I always got some from a DAV member when I was younger.

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The highest honor there is, goes to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Mere words cannot express the gratitude to the fallen.

May God Bless Them All!!
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From an old Army Medic '66-68, to Vets of all the branches of the military out there, Thanks For Your Service!!
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Thank you to all who served, especially WWII vets(not that they all aren't important). I've recently(past few years) have gotten "into" WWII stuff. Military Channel makes that easy. The War was a great book for putting time lines and the effect on personal lives in perspective. A large book, but a very easy read and I'm definitely not the reading type.
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11th November was never really "Glorified" here in the UK when I was younger. It only came in about 12 years ago. Before that it was always remembered on the Nearest Sunday to that date with all the Cities- Villages and Towns having their own service at their own memorial aswell as the National one in London.

I was bought up in a Village and the war memorial was in the centre of the Village.

But to Join in the new "Tradition of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month- I will stop my car and remember all my Squaddies that never came back from Aden and Malaya in the mid 60's. But Sunday and I will be at a local memorial service where I will feel I can show my proper respect.
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I Will Remember. Thanks, Ladies and Gentlemen.
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jdon, Good post. Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in some countries, was mostly a quiet celebration in the parts of the US I lived in. I do miss the poppy label pins that used to be handed out at the VFW when I was a boy. Now renamed Veterans Day in the US the date is more popular. I will always remember the date first as the end of WWI and then as a salute to our military vets.

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Amen. I'll be wearing my poppy with pride. Thanks to all veterans everywhere.
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I am a very blessed man, thanks to the wonderful men and women who sacrificed so much for me, I thank those of you from my birth home in the USA and my adopted home here in Canada. I could never thank you enough and you are ALL my heroes.

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"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge

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Many thanks to all the veterans and I wish a quick and safe return home to all those now serving.
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And also to those that had to perform and do DOUBLE DUTY!!

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My spouse and I add our thanks to those who served and serve.
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Posted at 11:11 on 11-11-11 -
Those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom deserve our gratitude every day but there is something that has always confused me.

Here in the U.S. we celebrate veterans day, formerly armistice day on 11-11, the anniversary of the Armistice with Germany at the end of WWI. The day is now used to honor veterans of all wars.

We also celebrate memorial day on the last monday of May each year - originally a day to commemorate the fallen in the U.S. Civil war. The holiday has now been extended to honor veterans of all wars.

In what way should we distinguish one holiday from the other?
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Old 11-11-11, 01:19 PM   #17
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+1 on thanks to all who have defended our country.... I will be riding out to our local airport where there is a military memorial for a ceremony. The kids from our parish school will be singing as part of the remembrance.
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Those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom deserve our gratitude every day but there is something that has always confused me.

Here in the U.S. we celebrate veterans day, formerly armistice day on 11-11, the anniversary of the Armistice with Germany at the end of WWI. The day is now used to honor veterans of all wars.

We also celebrate memorial day on the last monday of May each year - originally a day to commemorate the fallen in the U.S. Civil war. The holiday has now been extended to honor veterans of all wars.

In what way should we distinguish one holiday from the other?
I have always wondered that myself but never asked. In Canada, it is Remembrance Day, a day to remember those who sacrificed, a day to honor all veterans and reflect on battles fought and lessons learned. It is a more sombre affair.

In the Road forum, they are saying" Happy Veterans Day" which to me means, they are honoring the living veterans. There is nothing " happy" about dying at war. Memorial day would then be to honor the dead. Just my best guess.

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in its 224 year history, my nation has not had a single generation that has lived in peace. Today, as I often do, I honor my Uncle Fred who was the only person granted conscientious objector status from the Spokane draft board during the Vietnam action.

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Nov. 11, 1918 my uncle Alois, a soldier in the Belgian Army, died on Flanders fields when his artillery piece exploded shelling the enemy on that last day of the war.
My Dad, Edmond, was also serving in Flanders and France in World War I. He was in the Canadian Army. He had emigrated to Canada in 1912 and volunteered for the army as soon as Belgium was attacked in 1914
He survived a full four years fighting in the the trenches; wounded 3 times.
Was also gassed and buried alive as a German artillery shell collapsed a trench he was in. His fellow soldiers dug him out and he was still breathing, while his friend next to him was not as fortunate.
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We never have had real peace in the world.
Sadly it will continue that way . . .
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Memorial day honors our deceased veterans.

Veterans day honors our living veterans and active duty military members.

It was a big gaff when a politician proclaimed Memorial day a day in honor of the active duty military members who were attending the ceremony.

Please do not try to bury me before my day. I served but am not dead yet.
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Memorial day honors our deceased veterans.

Veterans day honors our living veterans and active duty military members.

It was a big gaff when a politician proclaimed Memorial day a day in honor of the active duty military members who were attending the ceremony.

Please do not try to bury me before my day. I served but am not dead yet.
Great on the definitions and showing the difference.
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In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
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In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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