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Old 11-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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From an old veteran to the young folks serving with honor today:

Thanks for your service and devotion to duty.

And from an old jarhead to all Marines I say, Semper Fi.

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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From an old veteran to the young folks serving with honor today:

Thanks for your service and devotion to duty.

And from an old jarhead to all Marines I say, Semper Fi.
i would like to second that.
not a marine..... Army.
although father was 1st marine division on guadalcanal and uncle was at the

chosin............also 1st marine.
salute to all veterans past and present
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Here in Canada, the 11th of November is known as Remembrance Day , and it is a national day of Mourning. It is not a day to celebrate victories. It is a day to "remember their sacrifice " and say the phrase that sums it up " Lest We Forget ".

Here is a link to a full page of photos of how we, here in Canada " Remember Them ".

If you click on each photo, it will enlarge and give you more details about the person or place in the photo.

At 11 am today, the country will stop for two minutes of silence, to honour our fallen.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=remem...w=1109&bih=583


Jim B.

Toronto. CWO 1. Ret'd.

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Thanks for the link to the photos of Remembrance Day in Canada.

Here in the US, today is also a time to recall the sacrifice and to honor the fallen. For many years it was called Armistice Day, as it falls on the anniversary of the end of WW1.

There are no national holidays celebrating victories, but VE and VJ anniversaries are always noted in the press.
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