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    Veterans Day

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    May God Bless All The Men And Women Of Our Armed Forces, Past and Present
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    Thank you Veterans for your service! Thank you to all the veteran's family's who sacrifice as well, as they are often away from their spouses or parents who is out their making the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.




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    Today in Canada is Remembrance Day. This is the day where we remember our fallen heroes as well. Today is a day where pretty much everyone is off work, schools are closed and we go to ceremonies to remember everyone who has sacrificed themselves for our country. I know they don't mean anything to Americans, but November 11th here we wear poppies and we often here the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, a Canadian soldier who wrote it during World War I in Belgium.

    "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 amongst 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 up high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields"

    Regardless of which country you're in, please take a minute today to remember the fallen soldiers from your country.

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    Yes, no matter our residence, it is a such a simple but important thing we do, to recognize those who serve and protect us. Stories of heroism are few compared to the real number of heroes that grace our history. Such brave acts!

    Bless all of you!

    I wear my poppy with pride, and with respect. And it makes me feel a little better when I walk this land and see so many poppies being worn, by young and not so young.


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    Wow, AZ, that first one got to me. Powerful.

    Sophia, thanks for remembering the families. My dad and stepfather retired with 22 years each in the AF. Hubby put in 9 years in the AF. The families have served our country by letting our people go.


    Thanks to all who have served and who are currently serving.

    Respect and gratitude.


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    Never Forget!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerless View Post
    Never Forget!!

    I did not see this originally. What a great image!!! I know it's hard for some folks to visualize seniors being young and productive and courageous and so much alive.....but this graphic tells it exactly like it is. I have soooo much respect for those who have risked their lives for our cause. A perfect cause......freedom and justice and pursuit of happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanDB View Post
    I did not see this originally. What a great image!!! I know it's hard for some folks to visualize seniors being young and productive and courageous and so much alive.....but this graphic tells it exactly like it is. I have soooo much respect for those who have risked their lives for our cause. A perfect cause......freedom and justice and pursuit of happiness.
    They are not known as the greatest generation for nothing. And it isn't just those who fought but includes the many, many who sacrificed in ways considered abhorrent by today's standards.

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    The Wounded Warrior Project is a cause that means a lot to me. I do support them and they send me things in the mail. Recently, I got a bookmark that has "The greatest casualty is being forgotten." on it. It's good to know with people like you all, they won't be forgotten.
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    much appreciate to YOU as the folks that support the veterans.

    we had some of the coalition forces wearing the poppies.

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    Happy Veterans Day tomorrow, to all that have served!

    Thank you for securing and preserving the freedom that enables the rest of us to live the lives that we do.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumiere View Post
    Happy Veterans Day tomorrow, to all that have served!

    Thank you for securing and preserving the freedom that enables the rest of us to live the lives that we do.

    Thank you.
    Yes, tomorrow is the day, I have infinite respect for the men and women who persevered, and made a better life for those of us, whether it be in Canada or The USA, or any other place that democracy was strengthened through the incredible sacrifice of our ancestors.

    These were young people, with so much life ahead. But they chose to risk it for us.

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    to all who have served and sacrificed
    you are never forgotten or alone for your brothers and sisters, your family will always be with you

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    With respect, honor, and gratitude: Thank You to all of the Veterans.

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