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Old November 10th, 2005, 22:44   #16
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I don't see why we only have one day of rememberance.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 22:55   #17
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I agree, but it's more like a wedding anniversary for some. I think about the sacrifice made on a regular basis, and I'm always grateful, this is just one day to culminate that thankfulness into a show of appreciation for the sacrifices made.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 09:07   #18
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Thanks for the video, Larry. I played the video at school as part of our Rememberance Day ceremony and both the vets and some teary-eyed parents/students complimented us on it.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 13:12   #19
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That video brought a tears to my eyes. That rarely happens. The anger I had at the rude individual, the faces of the vets stirring emotions, and the words sang, all really made me reflect upon something. Thank you for posting the link for this video, it made me think about today, instead of blissfully ignoring it...

Least we forget...

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Old November 11th, 2005, 14:25   #20
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I heard this this morning on Q107 (Toronto classic rock station.) This dude defently has heart.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 21:33   #21
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I wish I could have played this at my school, but didn't see it here until this afternoon when I got back.

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Old November 12th, 2005, 03:26   #22
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The lyrics are powerful (though they could be more eloquent) likewise the imagery. It brought tears to my eyes as well.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 10:50   #23
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I don't see why we only have one day of rememberance.
Those lyrics are very moving. You'd need a peacekeeper in that store cuz I'd have belted the guy...

I spent the entire last weekend involved in weekend long ceremonies and presentations in our local town, and then on Friday as well. There are often legion events for local veterans here in our town and they are well attended and supported. Being about 20 minutes from Borden, a good chunk of the population comes from military families so, these remembrances are taken quite seriously and things related to this day are bracked around November 11th for about a week on each side.

In case you don't visit the Wolfpack site, this is what was posted on the front page for Nov. 11th:

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Old November 12th, 2005, 19:12   #24
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As I stood and listened to the Mayor's speech, the MP's speech and the MPP's speech at our municipal Remembrance Day ceremony, all three speeches paid for by our hard earned tax dollars, it was a 14 year old girls genuine and heartfelt recollection of a school trip to Normandy that pierced both the audience and myself. I'm never saddened by Remembrance Day but feel an overwhelming proudness to be Canadian. Canada is still, by far, the best country in the world, defended by the strongest men and women in the world. Cheers.
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i guess rememberance day holds a different meaning for those of us who had family that fought on the opposing side. My nonno fought in africa and albania, and finally was rewarded with nearly two years in a german concentration camp. My great uncles fought, and some died, in Greece, Yugoslavia and again, in Africa.

our families don't receive the same recognition as Canadian vets, and while vilified, reviled, and labelled as cowards by our Canadian contemporaries, i realize that the vets of Canada don't feel the same way as those students of history and politics, and so i salute those men who fought and died on my home soil (My town is a 5 minute drive from Ortona and the Moro river.) And forever remember the good souls which passed through my homeland and left little trace of their passing, save the smiles and good memories of those who tell of them today.

May god bless those long dead, both axis and allied, and may we educate modern Canadians to not hate those who simply fought for their country, as their progenitors fought for theirs.

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Old November 17th, 2005, 11:57   #26
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Great find... its funny how easily people forget!
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Old November 19th, 2005, 19:03   #27
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Speaking as a person who has helped bury a fellow soldier, the thought that someone would go so far as to dare disrespect those who gave their lives for our freedom makes me physically sick.

Two minutes a year. That's the bare minimum asked to pay respects. It's really not a lot. And by no stretch of the imagination is it enough.

But then, they do have the freedom to be ignorant assholes, don't they?
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Old November 21st, 2005, 20:41   #28
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Pittance of Time

Ya I saw and used this in a school mass way back. It gets you to think.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 17:12   #29
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thanks for sharing that...brings tears to the eyes every time i hear/see something like that bout our good ole boys/gals and recognition for their sacrifices.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 20:18   #30
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no kidding.. my dad listens to that song all the time. And he plays it on the guitar all the time. lol. good song
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