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    Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

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    Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by Albuca on 2011-11-12, 03:31

    Lest we forget, never again

    For those of you who are unaware of Remembrance Day, and the significance of this day to Soldiers and Citizens across the world, I share with you a brief background on the day.

    Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
    Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice ("at the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.).

    So I ask you to take a moment out of your lives, at 11 o'clock AM, and share with me and the world; two minutes of silence in honour of our fallen soldiers, and to pay respect to the soldiers currently fighting in war.



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    I would also like to ask that any discussions in this topic, or comments you make are kept respectful.
    War, Death, and times of Remembrance are very touchy subjects for many; and I will not hesitate in editing or deleting your post if it is blatantly disrespectful.
    While I do not normally agree with censorship, disrespect against the dead and those who fought for our freedom is where I draw the line.

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    I have included the story behind this video below.

    Story Behind Video:
    On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

    Terry was impressed with the store’s leadership role in adopting the Legion’s “two minutes of silence” initiative. He felt that the store’s contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.
    When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the “two minutes of silence” to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

    Terry’s anger towards the father for trying to engage the store’s clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, “A Pittance of Time”. Terry later recorded “A Pittance of Time” and included it on his full-length music CD, “The Power of the Dream”.

    In the interest of creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices that have been made and are still being made on our behalf, “A Pittance of Time” has been adapted to the French language and titled “C’est si peu de temps”. Music videos for both audio tracks too were produced in support of the campaign and a musical/theatrical concert production, “Two Minutes of Silence – A Pittance of Time”, was written for the stage.

    “Two Minutes of Silence - A Pittance of Time” combines music and theatre in an emotional production that looks at the folly of war. The inspirational songs and dramatic monologues evoke memories both tinged with sadness and joy that ultimately underscore the need for hope and faith in the goodness of humankind.

    A relationship - set in World War One – unfolds as a young Canadian soldier fighting in the trenches attempts to bring some sanity to his horrific situation by corresponding with his new bride back home.

    Singer/songwriter Terry Kelly features many of his own compositions such as “In My Father’s House”, “Moment To Moment”, “We Can Do Anything”, Safe Home, “A Pittance of Time” (and more) plus a few familiar songs from war times - “Pack Up Your Troubles”, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, “Over There” ….

    This is a self-contained production includes three musicians, two actors, and a technical crew.
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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by nicholsons200 on 2011-11-12, 06:22

    *shouts* "Attention!" *then stamps his foot*

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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by blockybalboa on 2011-11-12, 06:25

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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by PureCraft on 2011-11-12, 06:32

    Yo bitches, when does it start at european masterrace time? (GMT+1)
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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by Orcworm on 2011-11-12, 07:38

    PureCraft wrote:Yo bitches, when does it start at european masterrace time? (GMT+1)

    10 hours ago


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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by PureCraft on 2011-11-12, 07:40

    Im in.

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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by some_ranger1 on 2011-11-20, 22:20

    PureCraft wrote:Yo bitches, when does it start at european masterrace time? (GMT+1)
    always wondered does Germany have a remembrance day for WW1 or WW2?
    assume they would but never heard anything of it
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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by PureCraft on 2011-11-20, 23:00

    Nah, but we have a Tag der Deutsche Einheit.
    We celebrate the fall of the DDR on that day.
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    Re: Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2011

    Post by Baldymoint7 on 2011-11-21, 03:03

    Yea I did Remembrance Day -_-....

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