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It is Veteran's Day

post #1 of 16
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Please take a moment to thank all of our veterans for the freedom we enjoy.

Thank you, you are all hero's.

And a special thank you to my father, a WWII Veteran.

Cindy
post #2 of 16
A true veteran needs not to be thanked...but we still like to hear them! LOL

A special salute to all my family that has been in every branch of the military since the Revolutionary War.

Happy Veterans Day to all those that have served and are currently serving!
post #3 of 16
My dad is also a WWII vet.

Oops, I just remembered my flag is still out and it's after sunset......gotta go take it in.
post #4 of 16
B is a vet from Desert Storm
post #5 of 16
I wore my poppy with pride from october until today

" The red poppy symbolises the blood that has been spilt in all wars - but particularly World War 1.
The fact that the flower springs up every year, is thought to give us hope for the future. "


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I wore my poppy with pride from october until today
" The red poppy symbolises the blood that has been spilt in all wars - but particularly World War 1.
The fact that the flower springs up every year, is thought to give us hope for the future. "

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Harry Smith, CBS news commentator, was wearing his poppy on the morning show today and two young New York City news anchors were talking to him and they said they saw poppies on people all weekend and didn't know what they were all about. They report news and have no idea of history, how very sad.
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Harry Smith, CBS news commentator, was wearing his poppy on the morning show today and two young New York City news anchors were talking to him and they said they saw poppies on people all weekend and didn't know what they were all about.
Really? Did it just start off as a British thing i wonder?.

This is what happens every November 11th here in most towns and cities where theres a war memorial, they lay down poppy wreaths. Is it the same where your all from?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6141532.stm
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Really? Did it just start off as a British thing i wonder?.

This is what happens every November 11th here in most towns and cities where theres a war memorial, they lay down poppy wreaths. Is it the same where your all from?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6141532.stm
No, I know the poppy thing has been around for years here. Usually the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) passed out fake poppies to help raise funds for their local chapter.
post #9 of 16
He's getting a plate of cookies, and my Mom is getting flowers.

To any Vet here on TCS, Thank You.

For the Red Poppy, here's a copy of Flanders Feilds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields
post #10 of 16
I find it to be very sad that barely half a handful of people replied in this thread.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
My son was in Desert Storm, my Grandfather in WWI and an ancestor in the Civil War, that is as far back as I know. My brother was in the USAF during peace time.

I wish I had a poppy. I remember them, but don't see them much any more.
Doesn't the VFW give them out?
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My son was in Desert Storm, my Grandfather in WWI and an ancestor in the Civil War, that is as far back as I know. My brother was in the USAF during peace time.

I wish I had a poppy. I remember them, but don't see them much any more.
Doesn't the VFW give them out?
Stop by a local florist. Most likely they'll have some for you.

The VFW will have plastic ones.
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I wish I had a poppy.
I'll send you some next october, so remind me near the time
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I will take you up on that.
post #15 of 16
Just saw this thread now as I don't venture into IMO often at all.

Many thanks to all the soldiers. I always cry when I watch the specials on Remembrance day
post #16 of 16
A very special thanks to all of our veterans- past, present and future.

"Never shall I fail my comrades."
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