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Cindi
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Thank you and Salute to All member War Veterans on this day!

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We tend to sadly forget!
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Today is the day set aside for them and myself. Thank you Cindi for starting the thread. Let's try to remeber them everyday they are out there fighting for us.

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I hate war and the thought of it,

but I still take my hat off to those braver than I who put their life on the line to defend my way of life.

My thanks to all of you...
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Today they had a poll on the BBC asking if we should still recognize Rememberance Day and it came back 100% that we should.

I always go out of my way to donate as my mother was engaged to a man who fought and died in WWII. She then went on to marry my father. I do it to remember that man because if he had not given his life for his country then I would not be here today.

Long live the memory of Arthur Smith!!!!
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Salute!

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Freedom isn't Free! Thanks to all for making freedom possible.
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My father drove me nuts with this story, and this seems the best thread to mention it in.
He claims that during the First world War, a Canadian soldier was taken prisoner by the Germans.
When a group were being transported to a camp, this soldier was a magician in peace time and knew escapes, and used his knowledge to escape from the handcuffs used by the guards, get back in line, be put in another pair of handcuffs, escape from them, get back in line again, and soon the guards were flustered by the shortage of handcuffs.
My father had a strong interest in the Canadian army and read everything he could get his hands on, as well as speaking directly to many vetereans thruought his life. He never told me where this story had come from so I can't verify it.
If anyone else has heard of this or something similar please let me know.
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Salute!
Honor!
Respect for our veterans.
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For those who have served and fought, Freedom has as flavor the rest will never know. While I served let it be known that my service was modest to say the least.

Also while war is a nasty thing I believe Plato said "only the dead have seen the end of war" You may feel free to corect the source if you know.
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We will remember them.

I've played the Last Post for about 20 years, I'm 34 now. We cannot forget.

Those who gave their lives deserve our respect, as do those who came back.
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You want to remember, why we are free, why we serve, then be prepared to understand...

Support Those Who Serve
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Well said Dennis! Sorry I am late on this, but here is my salute!

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Each Remembrance Day, I always remember both the soilders who died for something important and those who died for no reason except the whim of politicians and war mongers.
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On 2005-11-17 16:06, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
Each Remembrance Day, I always remember both the soilders who died for something important and those who died for no reason except the whim of politicians and war mongers.


Do you feel better about yourself when you do that? I'm sure the Soldiers appreciate that. It is a great comfort to Soldiers who lost friends, and families that lost loved ones that YOU have decided that their sacrifice was worthless, or that they died for no reason. You may wish to remember that most Soldiers in battle aren't worried about what YOU have deemed important and what YOU have deemed to be worthless. If I said the invasion at Normandy was useless and those men died for nothing, it wouldn't matter. After all, the Politicans surely could have avoided WWII in some way or another.

Men in Battle sometime fight for a cause, but in the larger sense they don't care about the cause. When they are in battle or in a war zone, they fight for thier own lives and they fight for the lives of their fellow Soldiers. that's what THEY care about. Why try to make yourself feel good by diminishing the actions and the situations that these men find themselves in? That's not support, it's a slap in the face. I don't care what history shows in the end, don't insult these men and their families for some sort of superiority trip. Even some unknown Soldier that fought what may be seen historically as a fight that had no impact on a war that had no real conclusion or positive impact deserves upmost respect, without qualifiers or astersiks.
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In Australia we celebrate, as well as remembrance day, a day called Anzac Day. The Anzacs are the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp. On 25th April 1915 they landed on what is now known as Anzac Cove in Turkey during WW1. Due to poor intelligence and other factors, they found themselves at the bottom of an unscalable cliff. The men were slaughtered while the generals sat on battleships off the coast or back in England.

So for many people Anzac Day and Remembrance day becomes about grieving for those who died needlessly as well as those who died heroically or for a just cause. It reminds us that war is horrific and that people die who do not have to die. By remembering them and the circumstances of their deaths we learn not to make the same mistakes again. I'm sure individuals will decide for themselves what conflicts were 'worthy' and which were not.

Nums - http://plato-dialogues.org/faq/faq008.htm has info on the quote you mention. I remember getting a rap of the knuckles at university for his quoting plato!
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