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CoherentRays

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I hadn't even noticed that it's Veteran's Day until I went to lunch at my favorite restaurant and got a free meal along with a "Thank you for your service."

When I was young, November 11th was know as Armistice Day in celebration of the end of the first world war. I don't remember when, but somewhere along the way Armistice Day morphed into Veteran's Day here in the US.

I hope all vets and those currently serving are having a good day. :beer:

Ed
 
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Happy veterans day.

Let me take a moment and give a big heart felt Thank You to all of our veterans and service men and women.

Thank You for your service and your great sacrifices, I will always honor your bravery by standing up for the Freedom you fought so hard for and never allow our cherished American freedom be taken away.

It's every citizens duty to defend our Constitution and I know that we will always fight to preserve our rights for ourselves, each other and our future generations.
 

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Happy Veteran's Day everyone.
Here in Australia it's referred to as Remembrance Day and at 11am everyone pauses for a one minute's silence to remember our fallen, some even wear a red poppy on their lapel.
During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium.
In soldiers' folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground.
It is very sobering to see everyone just stop for a minute to remember, even on the radio, some stations play "The Last Post" at 11am.

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Happy Veteran's Day everyone.
Here in Australia it's referred to as Remembrance Day and at 11am everyone pauses for a one minute's silence to remember our fallen, some even wear a red poppy on their lapel.
During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium.
Yes, I remember when I was in grade school we sometimes would call it poppy day. A veterans' organization would sell paper poppies with the proceeds going to a disabled veterans organization. We would all buy and wear the poppies, probably without fully understanding the full meaning of the gesture.

I still remember hearing the poem, "In Flanders fields the poppies blow," written by the Canadian poet, Dr. 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.

Ed
 

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Simply beautiful yet so powerful Ed.

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I think this is a wonderful thing to have.

Here we do not have a specific day for veterans. We do have a remembrance day for all casualties of war, both civillian and military, held on the eve of liberation day in the second world war.

There is no day to honour the ones that were in the military though, and nothing for those that survived (remembrance is only for people that perished).
 

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Hats off to those that made the cut and gave it their all. Peace through strength.
 




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