A Day of Remembrance and Thanks
By Torleif Sorenson on 11/11/14
November 11 is celebrated in nations around the world as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and/or Veterans Day. On this date in 1918, World War I came to an end with the signing of the First Armistice at Compiègne.
Ever since then, the free and civilized nations of the world have set aside November 11 as a day of remembrance of fallen military men and women, as well as to honor men and women currently serving in the armed forces of these countries.
We especially remember Canadian Army Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Canadian Army Reserve Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who were murdered just weeks ago, on October 20 and October 22, respectively, in two Islamic terrorist attacks.
To you men and women who have served the cause of liberty, freedom, and justice around the world, we gratefully thank you and salute you!
One last related Veterans Day golf-related note:
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Image via Royal Canadian Legion
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joe jones says:
Every year at this time most of the restaurants in our area give away free meals, apertizer's etc to active and retired military personell. No questions asked. No proof required. Around the senior communities in my area the lines are long but people are very patient. Two things struck me on this day. We have veterans in line from most all of the wars, military actions and what ever other occasions that forced us to send young men to battle.They are all ages from the 20's to the 80's. Everyone stands around comparing notes, talking about their branch of service ,where they served and all other things military. It got me to thinking about those that never came home and how lame some of the excuses that were used when we put men in harms way. . Some how, some way we have to start thinking about stressing peace instead of war.Perhaps we could start by setting aside one day for a "We want peace" day. Who knows , it might grow into a national movement . Just maybe. One can only hope.
The un designated 9/21 as international peace day.
joe jones says:
Jason. Somehow nobody seemed to pay attention.30 years is a long time to do nothing.
Its the un ding nothing is kind of their thing.
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