LEST WE FORGET

There was just a thing on the radio giving the history of the holiday. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans' Day in 1954. Veterans day was then moved to October in the '60s and back to 11/11 in the late '70s.
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Keith Williams
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I'll give 1000:1 Poly's a socialist pinko left-winger, probably of frog ancestorage.
Tillman If Hillary does manager to get elected to the White House in 2008, I wonder how long it will be before another President Clinton will be lying "I did not have sex with that woman".
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tillius
Have a great one Gunner.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
According to CNN domestic they also wanted to move it to a Monday like some other holidays, but veterans' groups wouldn't have it and continued to mark it on 11/11 until the gov't caved.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
My neighbor down the street just turned his off last week. End of the 5-day Hindu festival of lights (Diwali).
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Hey Polymath,
Quite a unique name. What made your parents think of that, I wonder?
Anyway, Thanks for that reply. You didn't have to, although I don't know that I could have gone another day thinking that the whole world was a kinder gentler place.
By the way, I need a house, or at least a place to stay when I go to the UK. I've decided it should be at your place in your bed, so please vacate as soon as practically possible to save yourself, cause I'm coming armed and dangerous, now that I know you won't do anything about it. If whoever you sleep with is female and not half bad looking, then please leave her behind for me. If you don't, I'll be right pissed. If you do leave her and she's as ugly as what I suppose you'd end up with considering the wonderful philosophy of life you live by, or if it's a "him", I'll be pissed about that too, so keep moving. And I suggest you don't ask your neighbours or police or family or anybody else, and most especially not a veteran or a soldier, for help to keep me from taking what I want. I wouldn't want to hear that you got any kind of an unpleasant rejection that might have upset you when asking. Ohhhh....and if you are Jewish, I think...in fact I know, it will be best if you just leave the country, maybe go to where-ever those skilled pilot heroes that you think were so brave and conscientious came from. The family they left behind would love to meet you!
Something said after the service I attended this morning kind of strikes home here:
If you can read, thank a Teacher. If it's English, thank a Soldier.
And from my Mother:
If you can't think of anything nice to say, leave your foot in your mouth.
Or at least try finding out the "rest of the story" as Paul Harvey says.
Take care. No no... in your case, go get some care.
Brian Lawson, Bothwell, Ontario. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Brian Lawson
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Brian, the troll isn't worthy of the amount of time you spent on your reply. He won't get it, doesn't want to get it, and is only posting messages to piss people off and get them to waste time on him.
Just so you know.
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Dave Hinz
Well, actually they made me a repairman and I was never near combat, except in bars, but I appreciate the thought for all who did serve and fight.
jw
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jim.wilkins
Gunner skrev:
happy birthday,
here we jokingly call it the bakers birthday because 11-11 sounds like kneading-kneading in danish :)
-Lasse
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langwadt
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Weren't you the one that confessed that in the summer, you sneak over to your neighbor's house and turn on HIS Christmas lights to attract the bugs from your yard???
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Tom Gardner
Good on 'em - some holidays can be moved, some can't.
Cheers.
Ken
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Ken Taylor
The shop shut down for a moment of silence today.
We remember.
Regards,
Robin
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Robin S.
If "they" wern't over here and we weren't over there, would there be a problem, and if not does this suggest a possible solution?
GmcD
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F. George McDuffee
In Australia 11/11 is also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. This year, the 87th anniversary was the first year at which no surviving Australian combat veteran was left alive to remember the day. In October this year the last of the diggers passed away at the age of 106.
Eric Bogle has his epitaph to soldiers of the first world war here
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Just look for Eric Bogle version called "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" on the page and download/play it.
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Ross Herbert
Actually, the Eric Bogle song relates more specifically to Anzac Day, April 25th when the troops of Australia and New Zealand landed at Gallipoli. These soldiers are known as ANZACS because they comprised soldiers of both Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.
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Ross Herbert
The ones rioting over here aren't rioting because we liberated Iraq and are helping them establish a democracy free from the rule of a murderous torturing dictator.
The ones rioting in France may be from the general region we're defending from tyranny, but of course, it's kind of hard to blame that on France being over there. The Socialist French government claims it's because of poverty. That's quite a testament to the effectiveness of socialist policy protecting the poor, isn't it?
Since all the left-wingers love the socialist policies, maybe it would make them happy if, the next time we have riots in places like LA or Cleveland or *pick your favorite place*, we adopt the same solution the brilliant Socialist French government decided on: You riot, we deport you, whether you're an immigrant or not.
Tillman Apathy is the hand that opens the door for tyranny.
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tillius
Right- when the pathetically incompetent riffraff in command are responsible for their slaughter, then we memorialize them...Why don't you just call it fodder day?
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Fred Bloggs
In England, these celebrations have been accompanied by requests for the pardoning of those who were killed by firing squad for desertion. Pour encourager les autres.
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richard mullens
According to Ross Herbert :
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Sigh -- I knew that this day was coming.
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No need to do so. I'm quite familiar with the song, and his singing. (And this was one of the songs which he *wrote*. And it contained a line which predicted this day.
Sigh, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
Indeed. Great post Harry.
Gunner, who flys a flag every day
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner Asch

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