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Blackdog 
Posted: 09-Nov-2009, 12:02 PM
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To all of you in our Celtic community,I ask will you take some time to remember? My day starts at 7:30 am piping for some early services then joining my band for the 11:00am service at the cenotaph. It discourages me every year to see fewer people actually attending the services. Our freedom was payed for through the sacrifices of others, and a day of reflection is the least we can give.
Even more I find it shameful that many retailers now begin their Christmas sales campaigns before respecting Nov.11th. There used to be an unwritten rule in this country that only after Remembrance Day would the Xmas campaign begin. Shame on those who cannot wait, and show respect!
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Posted: 09-Nov-2009, 12:06 PM
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Here at university in Wisconsin, I am organizing the Canadians on campus. We're having poppies shipped from Canada and I'm setting up a Remembrance Day Dinner/Service.


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Posted: 09-Nov-2009, 12:33 PM
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Yesterday 8 November my Legion Branch held it's Remembrance Day Service. Even though I participate I still feel awkward as I stand in formation with Canadian Veterans of WWII, Korea, Peacekeeping , and Afghanistan. I fought for a country other than Canada in a war that Canada did not participate in although 40,000 of its, sons and daughters did.My service pales when compared to those of the men who fought at Dieppe, Sicily, Italy, Juno Beach (D-Day 1944)
Falaise Gap. The Scheldt, The Netherlands and crossed the Rhine into Germany.Others stood at Kayong and refused to retreat from the hordes of Chinese assaulting them. Still others wear the Blue Beret of Peacekeepers who served in Gaza, Cyprus, Rhwanda, and The Balkans. I feel out of place amongst those who I consider True Canadian Heroes. I stand not so much for myself as for my Father who died in Italy, and my Step-Father who spent 4 years as a P.O.W in Germany and my Uncle Nick who also spent 4 years as a P.O.W after his ship H.M.S.Bedouin was torpedoed in the Med. and for my Uncle Harry, wounded in Normandy 2 weeks after D-Day and now suffers from severe Alzhiemers. I also stand for my Aunt Mary who was a W.A.A.F. in Bomber Command, and for my Aunt Kathy a W.R.E.N in the Royal Navy.These are my families heroes and only Kathy and Harry remain. T o them and to all who have fallen and for those so cowardly murdered at Fort Hood, Texas I offer the following:

"They shall not grow old, as those that 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."
L, Binyon WWI British war poet.



"ALL HONOUR TO THE FALLEN"

"LEST WE FORGET"

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Posted: 09-Nov-2009, 03:44 PM
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You have every right to stand among them. The injuries were the same the death was the same, the bullets were the same and the suffering was the same. In some ways VN may have been worse as the reasons for it were muddied.

All should remember that but for the sacrifices of the veterans of past wars, we might not be speaking English! Unfortunately the younger generations who have not fought, fail to understand this. Watch who shows respect for the flag! It is usually the elderly man or woman who have already sacrificed so much!

Maybe we are approaching the time when we no longer deserve what our predecessors fought for.

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Posted: 09-Nov-2009, 04:34 PM
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As I said I stand not so much for myself but for those who cannot, not only in my family but all over our two Nations. I am not ashamed of my service in the U.S. Army nor my time in Viet Nam. It was a dirty war where honour seemed to have no place. I do not hate the Vietnamese nor do I love them. I fought them and killed some and that is the way of war. We fought in an unwinable war that was for nothing. We were villified when we came home and that most of all hurt. Not just me but all those who served their country, those that paid the supreme price, and those that were horrible scared physically and emotionally. The Americans of that generation who took part in or condoned this villification should hang their heads in shame.


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I welcome anyone who stands with and in support of all veterans whether they served or not. Those who served are a "band of brothers/sisters" and have a bond that can only be forged by where they were and what they did. This bond extends across all wars.

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...........We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile"

To-morrow is Remembrance Day and in Ottawa the annual Ceremony will take place. H.R.H. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be in attendence to participate in the Honouring of our War dead. Thousands will attend. The Ranks of the Veterans will be a little older and thinner but they will Parade as young men full of pride at the accompishments they wrought for they made this Country what it is. Prayer will be said,the Last Post will sound, followed by a Piper playing a Lament, followed by Reveille and the laying of wreathes. The Vets will form and march pass in review to the applause and cheers of the people and at the end of the Ceremony the Tomb of the Unknown will be covered with Hundreds of Red Poppies placed there by the people as they leave. This ceremony will take place in hundreds of towns and cities across our Nation as people pause to Honour those who have gave so much.

Yesterday Canada Presented a new Medal named tthe "Sacrifice Medal" it will be the equivilant of your Purple Heart and is to be awarded to all who die or are injured in Military Service. Up until now we followed the British Tradition of issuing Wound Stripes, now the Medal will be their replacement.


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Posted: 11-Nov-2009, 10:32 AM
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"Canadian Irish Tenor, John McDermott wrote the music and lyrics to "Bringing Buddy Home" dedicated to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and their families.

It is an extremely emotional look at the final journey of the soldiers that have perished in war, as their remains are returned to Canada, from the Ramp Ceremony in Kandahar, the Highway of Heros and to the final resting place for these Canadian Heros."

http://www.cbc.ca/remember/
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Truly, I could not believe it. All the Canadians on campus knew it was Remembrance Day (I can believe that). But not one American I ran into (about 100-150) realized it was Veteran's Day until they asked me what the poppie was and what it is for. Even then I had to spell it out for some of them. I shall never understand how people can neglect where their freedom comes from.

All Honour to the Fallen,
God Bless Canada, (and may He wake up America)

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Posted: 11-Nov-2009, 03:24 PM
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To-day in Ottawa they had the biggest crowd anyone can remember in the past decade for Remembrance Day. For the first time our present G.G. wore full Military Uniform as C.I.C. Canadian Forces. Perhaps it had to do with H.R.H. The Prince of Wales but I think it was more because of the sacrifices (133) that we have made in Afghanistan. Canadians are starting to awaken to our proud Military History and Traditions. Sadly it was announced that of the one million who served in WWII only about 150 thousand remain and we are loosing them at the rate of 400 a week.

ALL HONOUR TO THE FALLEN

LEST WE FORGET.

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Posted: 11-Nov-2009, 10:10 PM
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Weather from Canada of the US you are an American vet. You served with honour. Stand proud.
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Posted: 14-Nov-2009, 02:06 PM
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The services in my area were the best attended in decades. I was proud to play the pipes and contribute to the ceremonies. One of the most impressive services of the day was put together by our local high school. They had choirs sing, the school orchestra play,the school dance company did a moving modern dance to signify conflict then peace, our local vets talked and all the students gave the full service their full attention and respect. You can trash talk youth for alot of things but on this day they were an example to us all.
The day went from school service to cenotaph service, to our local legion,then our A.N.A.F., then to the officers mess at the Armories. A full day lots of fellowship and I hope we did well to honour our vets.
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Blackdog;

The turn out all across Canada was the largest recorded in decades. The message is being heard. WE WILL REMEMBER.


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Posted: 15-Nov-2009, 05:49 PM
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Don't be so hard on the young people of the US for not knowing what Veteran's Day or Rememberence Day is. It isn't their fault. For you see, in our schools they are not taught such things. They are barely taught the Constitution, which is the law of our land, or how our country was founded. This is one of the main reasons or country is in so much trouble today. As a small child, my grandmother taught me of the poppys and In Fladder's Field. She went to Europe and walked in Fladder's field and told me of how as far as eye could see the red poppys grow and white crosses of our fallen dead in the great war. I grew up learning Nov 11th is Poppy Day. We give whatever money we can to the vet's by the stores and on the street corners and receive a beautiful handmade red poppy which we would wear proudly. We had very little yet we saved our pennies so we would have money to put in the jars for the vets. In highschool I volenteered at the VA. We read to the people there, helped them write letters, fed those who needed help and where there to serve however we could. We played games with them and talked. But as poppy day neared, the guys gathered around the tables and taught us to make poppys. As we worked together making poppys the guys told stories. They taught us of the poppys and their importance. I never tired of their stories and never forgot their teachings. It seems no one makes the poppys anymore or says the pledge or sings the patriotic songs here anymore. It is just another day off and a shopping day.
Not in our house! We teach our children the history of our land and of our grandfathers and our brothers. We teach them what should be taught but isn't in the schools or society. We write to our military and send care packages when we can.

All Vets of Canada and US. All of us who know of the sacrifices for our freedoms. It is our duty to stand tall and proud. To teach our children and young people the history of our great land. We teach our children through our own family history. I teach them as I was taught by my grandmother. Half our family came over on the ship a long time ago and the other half where here to meet them. Our grandfathers fought in every war on both sides. They fought for right and truth and freedom. They fought for liberty. I teach them our songs, etc. Don't be upset with the young people for not knowing. Teach them!
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Posted: 16-Nov-2009, 10:20 AM
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RebeccaAnn, I am sorry to hear that it has become removed from the education of your young citizens. As I said, I was moved by how aware and respectful our high school students were.
A country that loses touch with it's past will soon find it's future very uncertain. I applaud you and your family for their own personal tribute and contributions. it would be wonderful to think we could someday create a world where we no longer create veterans, that conflict will cease to take young lives, but since that is not likely for awhile we have to recognize those who have won our security and freedom.
I hope there will be more families such as yours to do their part soon.
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