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Armistice Day

At 11:11 am on November 11, 1918, major hostilities of World War One formally ended. Tomorrow, in memory of that day, and in honor of the millions who served, we recognize Veterans Day. November 11 is celebrated around the world as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. It was proclaimed a U.S. national holiday in 1938 with the words “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.”

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beauregard45
Nov. 11th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
connections....
Maybe it's cus I'm getting older and more than my body is slowing down, but I seem to have developed an emotional empathy for our troops in the military. I think it has to do with a certain respect I gained from relationships with my scoutmaster (Korean vet), my uncles, both sides of the family, (Marines and Navy).
My desire is not to strike a political opinion but to support our troops in their current situations. I've been sending a little bit of money to the USO. They in turn take that and send secure care packages to random troops deployed around the globe. I don't believe, due to to security reasons, that you can send a care package directly to a soldier. So the USO takes care of that for me.
cheers...
liveonearth
Nov. 13th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.
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