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-HH- Beebop
11-11-2005, 07:50 AM
http://www.americanfamilytraditions.com/Arlington_National_Cemetary_NR3_WEB.jpg

<span class="ev_code_RED">SALUTE!</span>

-HH- Beebop
11-11-2005, 07:50 AM
http://www.americanfamilytraditions.com/Arlington_National_Cemetary_NR3_WEB.jpg

<span class="ev_code_RED">SALUTE!</span>

georgeo76
11-11-2005, 07:59 AM
I thought Veterans day was for the live ones.

Or is this to do w/ the Canadian holiday? if it is, would you explain exactly what "remembrance day is"?

269GA-Veltro
11-11-2005, 08:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by georgeo76:
I thought Veterans day was for the live ones.

Or is this to do w/ the Canadian holiday? if it is, would you explain exactly what "remembrance day is"? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

11 November 1918, the end of WW1.

-HH- Beebop
11-11-2005, 08:30 AM
In America at least, November 11th was originally called "Armistice Day" to commemorate the end of WW I. Since then it has been expanded to include all conflicts the US has fought in and the name has changed to "Rememberance Day". It does celebrate the living but it also honors the dead.

jarink
11-11-2005, 08:46 AM
http://www.affiliate.viator.com/graphicslib/2890/SITours/tomb_unknowns.jpg

GreyFox5
11-11-2005, 09:02 AM
Thank you for your service.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/Veterans_Day.jpg

GreyFox5
11-11-2005, 09:04 AM
BTW
Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day in commemoration of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I, is the anniversary of the ending of World War I. In the United States it is celebrated as a federal holiday on 11 November. All major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the German signing of the Armistice. Armistice Day was first commemorated by President Wilson in 1919, and many states made it a legal holiday. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 inviting all Americans to observe the day, and made it a legal holiday nationwide in 1938. The holiday has been observed annually on November 11 since that date - first as Armistice Day, later as Veterans Day - except for a brief period when it was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October.

Following World War II, the name of the holiday was changed (enacted 1 June 1954) to Veterans Day to honor those who served in all American wars. The day has since evolved as a time for honoring living veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime, partially due to competition with Memorial Day, which primarily honors the dead.

Many nations within the British Commonwealth observe a similar occasion, Remembrance Day, on 11 November.

Slickun
11-11-2005, 10:14 AM
Thank you for the kind words.

The true heroes never came back.

Rick "Slick" Land

dieg777
11-11-2005, 11:16 AM
there is only 1 surviving Scot from WW1 and I believe only 7 from the whole of the UK

There are no words.

We will remember them.

jensenpark
11-11-2005, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by georgeo76:
I thought Veterans day was for the live ones.

Or is this to do w/ the Canadian holiday? if it is, would you explain exactly what "remembrance day is"? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://canada.kos.net/remembrance.html has all the info you'll need.

Thanks for the post Beebop. Was just down at our Legistlature with my boys. Pouring rain as it always is. I don't know why, but the heavy rain seems to feel appropriate for such a sombre day.
I am glad to see a 'resurgence' in schools, media, etc here in Canada in our vets and the special place they hold in our history.

woofiedog
11-11-2005, 12:41 PM
http://www.tias.com/cards/images/pat01.jpg

http://www.nomanslandmilitaria.com/in%20Flanders%20fields.JPG

danjama
11-11-2005, 01:56 PM
S~ to all the veterans and all the ones that never made it, german, british, american, italian, every country that fought, i salute them. Did 2 minutes silence at 11am with the rest of school, and i will do my own 2 minutes silence in a couple of hours at 11pm. I think this has become the year when i finally understood what those two minutes were about. Here is a special S~ for all the british vets who fought for the island we live on.

Salute!

Hydra444
11-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Can't help but get abit teary eyed for those who never made it home http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif ~S~ To ALL those who served,regardless of nationality.

Airmail109
11-11-2005, 02:22 PM
S! For the Vets of WW2!

Zeus-cat
11-11-2005, 03:56 PM
S!

Zeus-cat

hotspace
11-11-2005, 04:02 PM
Did anyone in the UK see "Eastenders" tonight?

Very emotional http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Hot Space

bazzaah2
11-11-2005, 04:35 PM
yep, I saw it and found it surprisingly touching.

danjama
11-11-2005, 04:46 PM
I agree with both of you, it was pretty good and emotional for eastenders.

Hydra444
11-11-2005, 05:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
S! For the Vets of WW2! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No,~S~ for the Vets of ALL wars http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

carts
11-11-2005, 06:35 PM
As long as there are folks who care deeply about history,and can appreciate the sacrifices made in our name,then truly,they will never be forgotten.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Chadburn
11-11-2005, 10:05 PM
We have a short tribute on our squad page here: http://www.virtualjg27.com/

Enforcer572005
11-11-2005, 10:44 PM
The history channel was particularly good today, especially the 2 hr version of mail call ..."Ermy's Vietnam. Gunny went back there for the first time. Was really great.

then the program following it about the 9 SOG members against an entire NVA division....6 actually survived.

Like has been said before...Where do we find such men?