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They shall not grow old....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ukjason, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. ukjason

    ukjason sexist pig

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    They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them...

    Today in the uk its rememberance weekend, the sunday before the 11th novemebr at which on the 11th month on the 11th day and at the 11th minuite past the 11th hour a one minute silence is hold to rememeber them who have fallen in past and present conflicts,

    i was just wondering how other countries and people remember them.
     
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  2. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Flag at half staff, and a thank you when I see a soldier.
     
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  3. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    A family BBQ and a 3-day weekend to kick off the summer.

    Sad but true...
     
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  4. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Are you thinking 4th of July? Wed. is Veteran's Day 11/11
     
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  5. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    I was specifically thinking Memorial Day... Veteran's Day is usually thought of as the day to thank all Veterans, while Memorial Day is specifically for remembering those who have died serving our country.
     
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  6. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Good point.
     
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  7. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    I call my Dad and my Grandpa Austin and thank them for their service.
     
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  8. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Huh huh, half staff.
     
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  9. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I wish I got the day off. I try to thank the vets I know.