Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day 2011

Today is Veterans Day in the US

It is also Armistice Day for our friends in the UK

And Remembrance Day for our friends in Canada

In the US, thousands visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every year, but the Tomb is not a "tourist attraction."  The guards do not speak but the one in this video did. And we thank him for demanding proper respect for those who are buried there and those they represent.. 


If the video doesn't play, click here.

Those resting at the Plaza represent the missing and unknown service members for our military from four wars: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War.. It's a place where friends, family and strangers can go to grieve or pay respect. A picnic or party atmosphere is disrespectful.  Take a moment and read a short history of the Tomb.

Visit the FAQ page of The Society of the Honor Guard,The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for interesting facts  --  not the mix of fact and fiction widely circulated in emails and posted on forums!

And when you see veterans selling poppies this weekend, we hope you will not only give a donation but thank them for their service to our country.

20 comments:

  1. The mom couldn't make out what he said because she's at work and can't turn the volume up very loud, but she's glad he did demand appropriate behaviour.

    Purrs to all who have served and who currently serve, to allow us to live in relative peace and freedom.

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  2. I can't play the clip too as I'm at work but I'm horrified to read that people were laughing ?!?!?! during this most solemn of ceremonies. :-(

    Makes 11 November even more necessary!

    Take care
    x

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  3. Our Mom has visited this place, and it is a very moving experience.
    God bless all of our veterans!
    ~ The Bunch

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  4. My human Dad is a veteran. He took advantage of the day, his reward was sleeping in and we did not disturb him for once. Wasn't that respectful of us?

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  5. I have no idea what those people were laughing about (talk about inappropriate!), but am glad that soldier set them straight. Happy Veterans' Day, all, and thank you to all of the brave men and women who have served, and who continue serving to insure our freedom.

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  6. Peoples forgets that freedom is never free. November 11 reminds us of that. Thanks for your wionderful post!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  7. Good on that soldier and bad on the one laughing. We will remember them and we must teach the yoiunger ones to remember and show respect. Most do. Hugs GJ x

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  8. Thanks to all veterans everywhere. We love you each and every day!

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  9. A very important day! We should all remember our veterans.

    Big nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  10. What a very important day, thanks to all the verterans out there!

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  11. Good for him! Today during the two minutes silence a friend was at the shops and a couple of poppy sellers were chatting through it!!! Unbelieveable! Have a good day!

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  12. Many purrs to our veterans today!

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  13. That was a great video and I am glad to see the soldier saying aomething to the disrespectful person.

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  14. We glad da soldier said sumthin..... too many disrespectful people today.... ::da mom shaking her head:: can't figure when thingz went soooo wrong in dis country :(

    Yes, Freedom is Not Free ~
    Purrz to All who Serve ~

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  15. God bless him! He had every right to speak out!

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  16. That's a sacred place. I can't believe anyone would laugh ...

    Your pal, Pip

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  17. Lest we forget.
    We're sorry Scott's been too busy to help us visit lately!

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  18. What a bunch of jerks. Probably Wall Street bankers or something. They should be lucky that soldier didn't beat 'am ell up.

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  19. Our respect to all veterns...

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