Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you is not enough...

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                      Today is November 11th.

It is Veterans Day in the United States.

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Remembrance Day in Canada, Bermuda, and England.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederati...Image via Wikipedia

In France and Belgium it is Armistice Day.

In Flanders fields it is known as the day of peace.

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   In many parts of the world a full 2 minute silence is observed at 11 o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month.  All of these observances are to honor and pay tribute to our fellow men and women, past and present, who had the courage to give themselves for us.

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  Some gave their time, and some gave their lives to the service of their countries.  Their love and courage for family and country was given to provide us all with our continued freedoms and way of life.

   So everyone please take a moment today to honor and say Thank You to all the veterans' in all the uniforms of all the wars.  They sacrificed themselves to keep us safe.
   Sometimes even though Thank You is just not enough... it is the only thing we have to give.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen!! I think you said it all. Or, all we can say.

Canadianbloggergirl said...

Thank you for supporting this day with me!


Al said...

It's remembrance day down here in Oz too.

It stops our country for a couple of minutes every 11/11.

Our most important memorial day is ANZAC day on the 25th Of April.

The Words Crafter said...

Wonderfully said!

Theres just life said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. No matter were you live remembering the past and those in it, should always be important.