Rememberance Day 11-11-2011 11am GMT

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    Indeed. I am ashamed of the nearly zero coverage of Remembrance Day in the US (called Veterans' Day here), other than it being an excuse for store sales. Fortunately I am close enough to Canada to get their TV coverage of their National Act of Remembrance on CBC. There's nothing approaching that on national network television in the US.

    There's an awesome song and video about Remembrance Day:
    Terry Kelly - A Pittance of Time (Official Version) - YouTube
     
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    At 11:00 today please take two minutes to remember those who served their country and helped preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. I especially want to salute and remember my late father, Earl, and uncle, Joe, two great men who served their country.

    My father died when I was 19 so I never had the opportunity as an adult to discuss his military service with him, but Joe once told me he wanted to serve during WW2 because he wanted to protect his mother and sister. What an honor to have an uncle who felt that way.
    To learn more about what was originally called Armistice Day in the US, Canada and the UK, check out

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day
     
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    It's a big deal here in Canada, and for that I'm proud. We need to remember not only the older vets, but the families who are facing tomorrow without their loved ones. So many people are still making sacrifices for our countries.
     
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    Great post La Femme I agree with everything you say. Thanks for your comments
     
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    Rememberance day is for me one of the most important days of the year. It brings into focus the good, bad and the ugly of humanity. My respect for those who serve and have sacrificed for us, is very great.
     
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    The sad thing is that I always hear about the 'poppy con' every year. Someone making/stealing lots of rememberance poppies and exploiting the good-will of the public for profit. Other than that, it's a good day.
     
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    The poppy con doesn't have to diminish the meaning of the day, rather it adds to the complexity of things to think about. I feel sad that there are people out there who think stealing poppies is a good idea. Sad, not because they exist, but because they grew out of our collective society. At best we live in a broken world, a world that has terrible wars and crimes against humanity occurring at various scales all the time. We had veterans fight for their families, for the future, and for us. The world we know and love, even with its cracks, is a more beautiful gift than anything we could be given. For the chance to live in such a world I thank all who fought to keep it.
     
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    As a former soldier I want to extend my thanks to those who continue to serve and those who will serve in the future. Our current wars have taken the lives of several of my friends and former colleagues.

    Hate the war, but support the troops.
     
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    I donated my money and received my poppy. I bow my head to the fallen.
     
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