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Lest we Forget
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:32:17 AM »
Coming up here on 11am ET on November 11th.  Posted this here last year, and will do so again.

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2 minutes isn't much.

For those that remember, my grandfather passed away 1 year ago today, after a very moving Remembrance Day Ceremony in his honor at the hospice he was staying in.





To every veteran who fought for what we have, I thank you.
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 11:21:20 AM »
J-boy, a moving picture. Yes grandparents are to be treasured. A moment of silence for you and your family, brother.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 11:36:04 AM »
A moment of silence for all veteran's for sure.
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 12:28:23 PM »
great post.  My grandfather served as a cook on a battleship during the Korean War
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 01:31:58 PM »
God bless out veterans! and may your grandfather rest in peace!
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 01:52:22 PM »
Between this thread and George Takei's post.................is it Veteran's Day or something?
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 02:12:39 PM »
:notsureifserious:

Remembrance Day (in case if serious)
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 02:18:19 PM »
:notsureifserious:

Remembrance Day (in case if serious)

I was serious, aside from the obvious ones like Christmas and Halloween, I seriously don't really keep up with american and or christian holidays. Hell, I don't even know exactly when Thanksgiving is.


Never heard of remembrance day, but cheers for telling me. Also props to your gramps, mine was a vet too and died about 15 years ago.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 02:29:04 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day

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Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," in accordance with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

In the US, it is called Veterans Day, and typically Americans place more emphasis on Memorial Day in May, with the distinction that Remembrance/Veteran's Day celebrates the all who served; Memorial Day for those who died while serving.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 02:32:38 PM »
Fascinating. Cheers.
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 02:55:24 PM »
Having a moment. Thanks for sharing again, JB.
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 05:09:41 PM »
I remember you posting about your grandfather and about his passing last year.  May he RIP.

And like I posted on my FB - to all who have served, are serving, and will serve, THANK YOU.

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2012, 05:22:01 PM »
At the Pats game they had many salutes to the people who protect us and I stood up , took off my hat and clapped as hard a I could.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2012, 05:27:07 PM »
I don't know if the teams are doing this throughout the whole month of November, but the pink ribbons were changed to camo ones on November 4th.  I'm sure ALL of the games played today will have some sort of tribute to the troops. :coolio

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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 09:50:00 AM »
My grandfather was in the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII and was part of the invasion of Normandy. 

My dad served in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2012, 01:54:53 PM »
Chad, that pic is epic and very emotional, a true hero, I took a minute on the day myself out of respect.

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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2012, 04:38:00 PM »
Dude... the ceremony they had for him was something else.  Both my wife and I noticed that he was fading in and out during my uncle's speech.  And by fading in and out, he was fading in and out of life.  Several times I had thought he passed during the ceremony.  It was as if he held on to live for that moment.

He was a communications specialist/engineer, and found some techniques to crack some of the enemy communications.
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2012, 04:44:06 PM »
Dude... the ceremony they had for him was something else.  Both my wife and I noticed that he was fading in and out during my uncle's speech.  And by fading in and out, he was fading in and out of life.  Several times I had thought he passed during the ceremony.  It was as if he held on to live for that moment.

He was a communications specialist/engineer, and found some techniques to crack some of the enemy communications.

That is simply incredible.  I mean that in the most sincere powerful way.  Such respect.

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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2012, 04:44:36 PM »
Yeah, Kade expressed that better than I could.

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Re: Lest we Forget
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »
Veterans,

Thank you for everything you have done for our country.

Dad,

Thank you for giving 25 years to the USCG (Ret. Chief Petty Officer). If I end up being half the man you are, I will be happy. I love you, Dad.
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Re: Lest we Forget
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Just came back from my town's Veteran's Day parade, which my son marched in with his school band (pics in the Hard Rock Thread), but I thought I'd put this here:

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