Veterans Day Remember Me Video

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    This was made by a Lizzie Palmer, who put this YouTube program together, she is only 15 years old. Our Veterans' Day is on Sunday, 11/11/07; however most parades. etc. will take place on Saturday, 11/10/07. (The Holiday is observed on Monday, 11/12/07.)

    I thought she did a good job! :wink:

    President's Veterans' Day Proclamation:
  2. Agreed mate. Amazing vid for someone that young. Brilliant.
  3. Why doesn't America comemorate November 11th? After all they did take part in WW1 and observed the Armistice.
  4. We observe at 11 am on 11 Nov Veterans Day - it used to be Armistice Day.
  5. Trip_Wire

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    Actually, the Federal holiday of 'Veterans' Day,' is observed on Monday,11/12/07!

    A lot of the parades and Veterans' activities take place on Saturday. 11/10/07. Here in our area, the city of Auburn's Veterans' day has it's parade starting at 11 AM Saturday, 11/10/07.
  6. Ah Balls, i mis-interpreted you first post trippy and read 11/12/07 as 11 December 2007 (which is the British (and therefore correct!) way of abreviating the date) :oops:

    However, why not call it Armistice Day? Scrared of having a bit of history in that young nation of yours? :D
  7. Trip_Wire

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    I suppose the way we do dates here in the USA, might confuse, some people in the UK. Sorry, but thats what I'm used to.

    This website might clear up for you why, we Americans changed the Day to Veterans' Day.


    "After World War II, there were many new veterans who had little or no association with World War I. The word, "armistice," means simply a truce; therefore as years passed, the significance of the name of this holiday changed. Leaders of Veterans' groups decided to try to correct this and make November 11 the time to honor all who had fought in various American wars, not just in World War I.

    In Emporia, Kansas, on November 11, 1953, instead of an Armistice Day program, there was a Veterans' Day observance. Ed Rees, of Emporia, was so impressed that he introduced a bill into the House to change the name to Veterans' Day. After this passed, Mr. Rees wrote to all state governors and asked for their approval and cooperation in observing the changed holiday.

    The name was changed to Veterans' Day by Act of Congress on May 24, 1954. In October of that year, President Eisenhower called on all citizens to observe the day by remembering the sacrifices of all those who fought so gallantly, and through rededication to the task of promoting an enduring peace. The President referred to the change of name to Veterans' Day in honor of the servicemen of all America's wars."
  8. Link says: "We're sorry, this video is no longer available".

    Let's hope it's just a temporary thing.
  9. Trip_Wire

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  10. Well we don't call it Armistace day down under either, its known simply as 'Remembrance Day'
  11. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Some more thoughts on Veterans' Day 11 November 2007.:

    "It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

    It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag."

    Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.

    Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg - or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul's alloy forged in the refinery of adversity.

    Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem.

    You can't tell a vet just by looking.

    What is a vet?

    He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and
    aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

    He is the Drill Instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Soldiers, Airman and Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.

    He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.

    He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back AT ALL.

    He is the "parade-riding" Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

    She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

    He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

    He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel.

    He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.

    He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

    He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

    So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say "Thank You".

    That's all most of them need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been or were awarded.

    November 11th is Veterans Day!

    Now you know !!
  12. You b*stard, I am about to shed tears. Its been an emotional 11th day for Old_Gregg. My other half flys to Afghanistan in 2 weeks, most of my mates are out there now and its my turn in 6 months. Im shitting myself that im going to fcuk up out there.
  13. Here's another good video...logrolling champion loses arm in Iraq, is returning to the sport.
  14. What can one say, it's a truth only recognised by those who have been there, don't expect a civilian to understand any of this.