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Armistice Day, and the times we live in.

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posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 02:32 AM
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Firstly, i want to use this thread to remember the millions who have fallen in the name of war.
Originally created after the guns fell silent on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning, on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."

And was changed after the second world war to Veterans Day in the United States and to Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
My point of this thread is although we still hold true to the meaning of this day, various parts of the world have continually waged war, with even more millions of death's from our troops dieing, as well as innocent civilians.

So while i respect the sacrifice of the brave soldiers that died in both world wars, and to our troops in the middle east, war still plagues this planet, and is not the answer.







H.M. King lays the first wreath 11th November 1919

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posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 09:21 AM
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Not too many people will think about Veteran's Day. Too self absorbed.

Me, the US flag and the Marine Corp flag are flying.

Roper



posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 10:16 AM
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Always in our hearts,always remembered,those brave men and women who layed down their lives so that we may live.

We will not forget you.




"They shall not grow 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."
Laurance Binyon 1869-1943



posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 12:31 PM
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As for me and My Family,

We will NEVER FORGET...



Semper



posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 12:40 PM
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My personal Military service dosen't even diserve a mention,

But to my family and friends that made the ultimate sacrifice....

Every day is Veterans Day!



posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 01:21 PM
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Denied--

I agree with you, 100%. No, War is never an answer to anything.

I will say that I am a Disabled Combat Vet of Vietnam. I served the better part of 2 hitches. Needless to say, the War shaped my life, and that of many thousands more who survived it, as well as the kindred of those who did not.

My Flag flies today as it always does, with the addition of the long, black, streamers of the Tobacco Robe at the top; and below it the POW-MIA flag. The Black Robe will fly with this nation's Flag for so long as there is War, and until the day we Humans cease to fight among ourselves.

That, I'm afraid, will happen only whan we have found a way to make Peace more Profitable than War. Maybe that search can start here on ATS, but, who knows?



posted on Nov, 12 2006 @ 02:09 PM
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That, I'm afraid, will happen only when we have found a way to make Peace more Profitable than War.


Why can't we do it just for the advantage of humanity?
Why are we as barbaric as we were century's ago?
We honour the dead for their sacrifice, but send our living to war?



posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by Denied


That, I'm afraid, will happen only when we have found a way to make Peace more Profitable than War.


Why can't we do it just for the advantage of humanity?
Why are we as barbaric as we were century's ago?
We honour the dead for their sacrifice, but send our living to war?


Denied--

Trust me, Man--if I knew the answers to your 3 questions (and also about everyboy else's --the same 3), I'd sure as heck tell you. All I know is that, at my age and in my experience, War has always had to do with Money or gain of some kind for the Few, and a lot of blood, disability, and death for the many.

Yet, it always comes back to this; "What profiteth a Man that he gain the whole world, and looseth his own Soul?"

I think what puzzles me the most is that everybody I know, and myself as well, asks these same questions and ponders them. Not only that, we have all asked them for years; it's nothing new. But, we ask because the questions want answers. We ALL know War is wrong, but, I don't think we have ever really looked everywhere we can to find a way not to fight them. It puzzles me further when I see a Nation --any Nation--speaking of how much they have gained, or, are "winning", while burying their Dead. It would appear that the "winner" of any War is just he who lost the least.

At any rate, just because we have not yet found --(or admitted to finding)-- or implimented answers to these questions, does not mean that we should cease to look. The outcome is too important--at least to me.



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