Veterans Day. Thank you to all veterans.

Posted November 11th, 2010 by Jim Ettwein

The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.  Please observe a minute of silence, and thank a veteran.  (Thank you, ironmike)

In many countries of the world this is a very memorable day.  In the US it used to be known (as it’s still known in most other places that celebrate it) as Armistice Day.  The end of WWI.

The following is from IsleOfMan.com and demonstrates how seriously many other places take this day.  It’s not just about discount prices at the local car dealer.  rr

WWI Veteran

THERE will be a two minute silence at 11am this morning (Thursday) to mark Armistice Day.

 The public are asked to fully co-operate with the silence and motorists are requested to stop driving between 11am and 11.02am and to turn off their engines.

 The silence is held to mark the ending of World War 1 – at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

 Veterans’ groups will parade to the memorial for the Armistice Day commemoration which will be attended by Lieutenant Governor Sir Paul Haddacks and the Mayor of Douglas Ritchie McNicholl.

 Ex-service personnel should assemble at the Gaiety Theatre at 10.30 for the parade to the war memorial.

 Meanwhile the Battle of Britain is the focus of this evening’s annual remembrance lecture organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society Isle of Man.

 The son of World War II Spitfire pilot Ted ‘Shippy’ Shipman will recount his father’s experiences during one of the most dangerous times in British history.

 The stories are drawn from John Shipman’s book ‘One of the Few’. The lecture is at the Strathallan Suite, at the northern end of Douglas promenade, at 7.30pm.

2 Responses to “Veterans Day. Thank you to all veterans.”

  1. Reaganite Republican

    Good stuff, we do need to keep our priorities in the era of an insolent, ingrateful White House…

    “Let us continue to stand for the ideals
    for which they lived… and died”
    Ronald Reagan Speech: Veterans Day 2010

  2. Iron Mike

    To all my countrymen and women who have taken up arms and stood against evil and tyranny, Thank You! To my buddies and friends living and dead, sick and well – Thank You! To those on two continents who stood by us and supported us – Thank You!

    To those who railed against us, who cursed us, spat upon us, wished us harm, told lies about us, made money making false movies about us, – well…maybe today ask yourselves how come you were able to do so in English!

    Thank You God, for keeping so many of us safe, and for taking the rest of us into Heaven, even the ones among us who just barely squeaked in. Thank you too God for the privilege you granted me to march, run, jump, and fight alongside some real heroes and wonderfully noble human beings.

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