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the short answer is 883.246  young kids died for our freedom in WW1 ,

our UK  remembrance date is 11/11 .annually

I will be there , ( (ex Royal Air Force Air Sea rescue) “RAF”,

Our UK  remembrance wll include the quote “

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

they mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.”

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain”

 

That always reduces me to tears ,

BTW, our UK service also includes our USA & allied friends

Indeed we were one back then ,but now thankfully still kissing cousins,

 

Best regards to all on TMN,

Roco

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Veterans Day is always observed officially on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. The Veterans Day National Ceremony, like most ceremonies around the nation, is held on Veterans Day itself. However, when Veterans Day falls on a weekday, many communities choose to hold Veterans Day parades or other celebrations on the weekend before or after November 11 so that more people can participate.

 

http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetday_faq.asp

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Well I guess I had my holidays mixed up

I just wanted to come in and say hi. To see if you all were on your toes

yeh that's it... that's why I asked that question really that's the truth lol

On Roco... on Richard ...on Tommy...

to the top of the porch to the top of the wall

Dash away dash away dash away all

Mary happy holidays to all of you

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