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Last posted Nov 11, 2012 at 01:23PM EST. Added Nov 05, 2012 at 04:39PM EST
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It’s getting close to November 11. let’s talk about Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day.

Last edited Nov 05, 2012 at 05:06PM EST
Nov 05, 2012 at 04:39PM EST

Have a poem about the war:
By: John McCrae

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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Nov 05, 2012 at 04:52PM EST
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To expound, Memorial Day is another name for Armistice Day which is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I… It’s not “Memorial Day” in the US, as that’s celebrated on the last monday of May in honor of the men and women who’ve died in the armed forces. Also, November 11th just so happens to be Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day in the US, in addition to (or perhaps I should say in conjunction with) Armistice Day.

(Just in case anyone didn’t know :I)

I support our troops, and I have a lot of family who are either serving now or have served in the armed forces… To all vets and current member of the military, thank you for your service.

Last edited Nov 05, 2012 at 04:59PM EST
Nov 05, 2012 at 04:57PM EST
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Thanks to all the soldiers past and present for protecting and helping those in need.

I wish we could be thankful for them every day of the year, instead of just one day, but it’s good that everyone can come together and give our thanks on November 11th.

Nov 05, 2012 at 05:09PM EST

resquiat in pache to all those who died because of wars.
Especially my Great or Great Great Grandfather who died in WW2

Nov 05, 2012 at 05:26PM EST
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So who had any veterans in their family who fought in world war 1, 2, and/or the Korean war ?

Nov 10, 2012 at 10:49AM EST

I’m a veteran.
So any type of military arguments are invalid to me. Especially kids who think they are hardcore because they play black ops all day.

Nov 10, 2012 at 11:50AM EST
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BaSedAleX -_- wrote:

I’m a veteran.
So any type of military arguments are invalid to me. Especially kids who think they are hardcore because they play black ops all day.

Thank you for saving our way of life.

Nov 10, 2012 at 12:52PM EST
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BaSedAleX -_- wrote:

I’m a veteran.
So any type of military arguments are invalid to me. Especially kids who think they are hardcore because they play black ops all day.

What’s worse is the people that think they’re so edgy by thinking the military does nothing good for this country and act like they have proof for all of their little conspiracies. Those people make me sick.

My late grandfather was a vet, and I want to thank everyone who has served for us.

Nov 10, 2012 at 12:58PM EST
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SubjectNumber32 wrote:

So who had any veterans in their family who fought in world war 1, 2, and/or the Korean war ?

Last edited Nov 10, 2012 at 10:30PM EST
Nov 10, 2012 at 10:26PM EST
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ivanp wrote:

Have a poem about the war:
By: John McCrae

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.


also, this:

Last edited Nov 10, 2012 at 10:54PM EST
Nov 10, 2012 at 10:53PM EST
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My grandparents were born while WW2 was going on, except for a grandmother born in ‘49. I’m the first son of a first son, you see. My great-granduncle was an RAF bomber, he dropped bombs on Germany, and once met Winston Churchill. (FYI, one of my great-grandmothers, his sister, had moved to the USA before the war started). My grandfather’s father was in the US army but did not fight, being a communications officer doing radio and codes and stuff. They both died in the late 90s from age.

That is the military history of my family, as far as I know.

Nov 10, 2012 at 11:00PM EST
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Nov 11, 2012 at 01:23PM EST
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