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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, '14, 8:11 pm 
Zio_Falz wrote:However thats all in the past, so now its a grand holiday to buy flags on sale.
I wouldn't be so pessimistic. Considering my husband and I were thanked many times for our service on Veteran's Day, and considering the news was filled with Veteran's Day ceremonies, it's far from another "sale" holiday.


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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, '14, 8:54 pm 
We call it Remembrance Day here. Not sales based at all either. We use it as a day to remember everyone who has died, not just the first world war. We also have remembrance sunday on the sunday before the above, where a two minute silence is held at 11am. Though earlier in the year, we also have armed forces day too. It's pretty much the same, having attended ceremonies on both days myself. Though you get more free stuff on armed forces day, if you're in uniform. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, '14, 1:53 am 
Tanith wrote:
Zio_Falz wrote:However thats all in the past, so now its a grand holiday to buy flags on sale.
I wouldn't be so pessimistic. Considering my husband and I were thanked many times for our service on Veteran's Day, and considering the news was filled with Veteran's Day ceremonies, it's far from another "sale" holiday.


thank you for your service, sincerely.
yes it is nice to be thanked for doing a job, and it is nice that businesses even offer thanks to us now as compared to the cold reception that Vietnam veterans received 40 years ago. so the reception after these past wars is much warmer.

I'm a veteran of several years. as are my parents. i've had family die in wars, and friends too. the friends I know in the military are my family. I have been out for several years now, and I still meet up with these guys several times a year even if we are thousands of miles apart.
I am 100 percent with all veterans. however there are people who try to capitalize on such holidays and forget the true reason behind such holidays. and there are businesses and politicians who hide under the cloak of patriotism too. veterans are not hiding, we are the patriots. I am not fond when I see a day to honor veterans being taken advantage of or used as a marketing or sales event. I cannot tell the massive amount of sales emails i received this weekend, muchless the television commercials.

and yes, a thank you is nice, however there should be more, especially from one's own government. you mentioned that you and your husband are both veterans, so surely you must have been in a veterans hospital at least once, or in very least have read in the paper regarding the substandard care. and that is not localized only to Phoenix, that actually is a standard of care at veterans hospitals across the country. those who sacrificed for our country who are now suffering in hospitals deserve more than just a thank you from a government. It took over 50 years for PTSD to be considered a disability to veterans looking to get treatment for it.
or perhaps you know about the backlogs and blatant denials by the VA of disabled veterans applications to claim disability benefits despite those vets incurring a medical disability while in service.

however from the average hard-working American or anyone at all who thanks any veteran of any armed service, a thank you is nice to receive when you have returned from a questionable war.


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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, '14, 3:46 am 
Oops, I forgot to thank you for your service, Zio. Thank you for all you have done for our country. If I could salute you in person, I would. Just imagine I'm saluting your avatar right now. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, '15, 1:55 am 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 is Veteran's Day here in the USA! :usa:

In some other Countries and places the day is being celebrated as Rememberance Day!

Thank you to all Veterans (past, present, future) wherever you may be! We salute you! :salute:

A huge "thank you" to all the Veteran's who are also members or visitors here on our Fringes Of Algo site. Some of them have been named in previous posts above. If there are any others, please post here and let us know.

Also remember that many places of business may be offering special deals on many products such as food, etc., for Veteran's on Veteran's Day in honor of their service.

Happy Veteran's Day or Rememberance Day to all, and Thank You for your service!


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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, '15, 7:06 pm 
a day late but thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Veteran's Day
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, '16, 12:28 am 
Friday, November 11, 2016 is Veteran's Day here in the USA! :usa:

And as mentioned above in a previous post, some other places celebrate it as Rememberance Day!

Thank you To All Veterans (past, present, and future) for your service to your country!


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