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#1230195 - Mon Nov 11 2019 04:55 PM A happy Armistice Day/Veteran' Day to everyone
Wonder Boy
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day



For me this is the easier military holiday to remember. It commemorates the day that ended World War I, and expanded from there to honor all veterans of U.S. wars, begun in 1868.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day



And then of course Armed Forces Day in early May, honoring those currently serving in our military.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_Day#United_States



And of course, July 4th.


Anyway, hope everyone is enjoying the holiday, particularly our veterans.

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#1230196 - Mon Nov 11 2019 09:00 PM Re: A happy Armistice Day/Veteran' Day to everyone [Re: Wonder Boy]
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#1230210 - Wed Nov 13 2019 09:00 AM Re: A happy Armistice Day/Veteran' Day to everyone [Re: the G-man]
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At first glance I thought it was the Thanksgiving episode

"Oh, the humanity!"
\:lol\:


"With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly..."


Man, so hilarious. As was the rest of the WKRP series. It was cancelled, then they brought it back, and it was just as well-produced in the second round.

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#1230244 - Mon Nov 18 2019 08:03 PM Re: A happy Armistice Day/Veteran' Day to everyone [Re: Wonder Boy]
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My great uncle died in France a few weeks before the war ended in 1918. He was about 24. I've always felt a strong sense of attachment to the man, because, take away the Kitchener moustache, he looks just like me. My great grandfather still missed his brother when he, too, finally died aged 94. I was 13 when my great grandfather died, so in a different universe I might have met my great uncle.

"On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. Lest we forget."

(Of course, everyone did, and keeps forgetting.)

Pimping my site, again.

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#1230247 - Tue Nov 19 2019 02:09 PM Re: A happy Armistice Day/Veteran' Day to everyone [Re: First Amongst Daves]
Wonder Boy
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I'm sorry that your uncle had to die so young, Dave. And that the war caused you to lose the opportunity to meet him.

Knowledge of how many died in two world wars at a very young age, and later wars like Korea and Vietnam, reminds us all how fortunate we are to have grown up in the era we did, to not have to die, either as soldiers or as civilians, in devastating wars.


 Quote:
"On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. Lest we forget."

(Of course, everyone did, and keeps forgetting.)


In the United States (up until the Cultural Marxist revisionists took over our education system, anyway) virtually everyone was familiar with that World War I poem, and remembered Armistice day on Nov 11th by recalling that line.

Craig Russell did a nice job with that poem in one of the two volumes of 9-11 tribute stories:

http://12comic.com/issue.jsp?p=7&id=19022702232794dn

Among many great contributions.





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