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November 11th, Lest we forget.
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Today marks the end of the First World War.

It is a day that, in many countries, people take time to remember those who gave all they had in the service of their nation.


I have a personal memory:

The Golf in PapaGolfWhiskey, stands for Garfield. NOT the cat.

This Man.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/detail/1814329

If you're a countryman of mine and don't know what I'm talking about, shame on you. Educate yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUOqcHRTDp8


that is all.
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I would like to send a shout out to all my fellow vets on CR and around the world. Let us raise our glasses and toast those who didn't make it home may they forever rest in peace
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"AMERICA!

YEAH!

COMIN' AGAIN TO SAVE THE' DAY, YEAH!"

But seriously, a huge shout out to all the veterans.
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For me, the most moving bugle call isn't Taps, although that mournful tune is quite powerful. The most moving bugle call is To the Colors. It is played now when the flag is lowered at the end of the day. The music from To the Colors has always conveyed to me a feeling of hope. I get a sense of "the best is still in front of us so let's make it happen." So on Veterans Day, or whatever you call it in your country, don't let the message of sacrifice and hardship be the only things dwelt on. Remember that the efforts of those before us gave us this future. The best way to honor those efforts and sacrifices is to make the most of the gift that we were given. http://www.music.army.mil/music/buglecalls/tothecolor.asp

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uncletim wrote:

I would like to send a shout out to all my fellow vets on CR and around the world. Let us raise our glasses and toast those who didn't make it home may they forever rest in peace


Indeed.
Posted 11/11/13 , edited 11/11/13
Go Vets! A toast to those who fought and won, and those who did not make it home. You changed history, and still continue to inspire.

'For our tomorrow they gave their today' - theirs is the victory!" - Rilla of Ingleside - a WW1 Canadian novel.
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puellapeanut wrote:


Schmeh172 wrote:

"AMERICA!

FUCK YEAH!

COMIN' AGAIN TO SAVE THE MOTHERFUCKIN' DAY, YEAH!"

But seriously, a huge shout out to all the veterans.


Did you have to write those obnoxious quotes? This is WW1 we're talking about, not WW2. While American troops did finally come to the aid of the Brits, Canadians etc. in WW1, and while they did provide food and all, don't act like America won the war all on its own. American troops came in when everyone on all sides were exhausted, so they (America) were able turn the tables in favor of the "good guys" with their fresh troops. America didn't do much in WW1. It wasn't really their war. While it is good regardless to remember who fought, don't say things like that in your quote. It's rude and hurtful to others, and to Americans as well who know better.


He is 14 if it's not on Nick at night not likely he would know much about it

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Cheers.
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In America Veterans Day is to honor those who have served in the armed services. It is a day to celebrate ALL veterans , not just those who died in WWI

Thank you..to all who have served..and also to those who have died for their convictions.
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Thanks to my fellow veterans for the sacrifices that you've made.

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Repost from FB:
Just want to give a big hooah to an old friend who was KIA in Afghanistan 2 years ago. I still remember to this day when we played soccer together. Because you were 4 years older than me, I thought of you as my big brother and I still do to this day. I always remember us saying that we were both going to be Rangers and that I would meet you in the force when I also grew up.

I can't forget how proud I was when you called from Benning, saying that you made it through selection and how you were going to show us the tab back home. Also still have your picture when you showed us the scroll you got.

I have a tattoo now on my left forearm with your name on it, and I can assure you that when I go through Ranger school myself, it will never give up for you and all the other fallen ones. I know I'm still young and I have 4 years to go until Ft. Benning since they got rid of Ranger MIADS here at West Point, but I know that I'll get through it brother.

R.I.P.

Always miss you man. Hope you're watching me become the man I told you I was going to become.
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"In peace may they rest, may we never forget why they died."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

I hope you all took the two minutes of silence for their honour and legacy.
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In the event it, took all of the morning and some of the afternoon. At least they timed the 'missing man formation' fly bye so that the droning of the engines didn't run through the 2 minutes of silence. and at least our mayor kept his speech succinct and politics free. Honestly I wish we could ban all politicians from these Ceremonies. For them it's a photo op before they go back into their backrooms and slash pensions, close veteran's services offices, and generally break faith with our servicemen and women.

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Well_Spoken_Man wrote:

For me, the most moving bugle call isn't Taps, although that mournful tune is quite powerful. The most moving bugle call is To the Colors. It is played now when the flag is lowered at the end of the day. The music from To the Colors has always conveyed to me a feeling of hope. I get a sense of "the best is still in front of us so let's make it happen." So on Veterans Day, or whatever you call it in your country, don't let the message of sacrifice and hardship be the only things dwelt on. Remember that the efforts of those before us gave us this future. The best way to honor those efforts and sacrifices is to make the most of the gift that we were given. http://www.music.army.mil/music/buglecalls/tothecolor.asp



It IS beautiful. Here in Canada the ceremonies involved 'The Last Post' (the Commonwealth's answer to 'Taps') Reveille, and a bagpipe lament.



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