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    I got this in an email this morning and I thought I'd share it. I'm not usually one to forward those annoying "heartwarming " type emails, but I think this brings up some good points that many people tend to forget.


    It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
    who has given us freedom of religion.

    It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
    who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
    who has given us freedom to assemble.

    It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
    Who has given us the right to vote.

    It is the VETERAN,
    who salutes the Flag,

    who serves under the Flag,

    ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
    AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

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    Wearing my poppy on Remembrance Day.

    Lest we forget...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinallyHere
    I got this in an email this morning and I thought I'd share it. I'm not usually one to forward those annoying "heartwarming " type emails, but I think this brings up some good points that many people tend to forget.


    It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
    who has given us freedom of religion.

    It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
    who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
    who has given us freedom to assemble.

    It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
    Who has given us the right to vote.

    It is the VETERAN,
    who salutes the Flag,

    who serves under the Flag,

    ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
    AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill
    November 11 is called Remembrance Day in Canada (and Great Britian), when we too remember our veterans.

    Each year, "on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", the Prime Minister would hold a special ceremony on Parliament Hill, to pay tribute to our war deads.
    Does everyone know WHY this tribute traditionally comes on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month?? As far as I remember, that is the moment when the cease fire(?) or peace treaties ending WWI were signed. That is why many countries recognize this day as a rememberance for veterans.

    Thank you to all who serve in the military, to ensure our peace....and peace of mind. We will never forget.
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    Veterans: my dad: WWII, both my brothers Nam.

    Thanks, dad, Ed and Dewey - without you guys I certainly wouldn't have the life I have now. The bravery is incomperable.

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    Thank you to all the veterans from the past and the present. For all of those who consider their country their family and protect her with dignity, courage and loyalty. Thank you for continuously putting yourselves in harms way and supporting the nation. Thank you for relentlessly doing a job that not all would want or be able to do well. Thank you for all the sacrificies you have made both big and small. Thank you for putting us before yourselves. Thank you for letting us know that we can count on you.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Filangi

    Wearing my poppy on Remembrance Day.

    Lest we forget...
    I bought a few flower poppies from a veteran. What is its significance?

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    The significance of the Poppy began during the Napoleonic wars when the flower would grow from the graves of the dead soldiers. A famous poem was inspired by this called

    "In Flanders Fields"
    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 down, 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.


    It later was taken up by veterans of many wars internationally as a symbol of rememberance. I'll try to find a link for you.


    ETA:Here's a link for you http://www.defence.gov.au/army/tradi...ersField_1.htm
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    Thanks stargazer401, that makes it more meaningful.

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    1 hour to midnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdobolina
    Does everyone know WHY this tribute traditionally comes on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month?? As far as I remember, that is the moment when the cease fire(?) or peace treaties ending WWI were signed.
    The peace treaty was signed at that date and time so as to remind us it's 1 hour to midnight; we have 1 last chance to save humanity.

    Pro-peace Intrepretation: Mankind almost destroyed itself in WWI then in WWII; If we don't learn to settle disputs by peaceful means, WWIII will surely destroy
    humanity.

    Pro-defense Intrepretation: The free world was almost beatened by totalitarianism. We need to be more prepared for future wars.
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