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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:04 PM

Armistice Day

On November 11 Monday, I observe 'Armistice Day'- the original intent of that day is to celebrate peace.

So, I celebrate the striving for peace.

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RicROC Nov 10 OP
CanonRay Nov 10 #1
lastlib Nov 10 #2
mopinko Nov 10 #3
roamer65 Nov 10 #4
thecrow Nov 10 #5
roamer65 Nov 10 #6

Response to RicROC (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. I do as well.

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Response to RicROC (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:55 PM

2. I will be with you on that.

Personally, I think the soldier-worship in our culture is overdone.

I don't mean to denigrate veterans, or the service they've given--I just think the rest of us go overboard in glorifying the participation in fighting, and the destruction and killing that goes with it. Let's observe tomorrow for what it originally was--a cessation of killing solely because the other guys wore a different shirt than our guys wore.

(I'd better add another one of these )

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Response to lastlib (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:04 PM

3. medals are just cogs in the war machine. parades, too.

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Response to RicROC (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:52 PM

4. I call it Armistice or Remembrance Day.

France and Britain name it more appropriately.

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Response to RicROC (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:05 PM

5. I celebrate my son's birthday!

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Response to RicROC (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:15 PM

6. The United States renaming and rebranding of the holiday is a perversion of it original intent.

Armistice Day was intended to celebrate peace, not a wargasm type hero worship holiday.

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