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Chris Last




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov, 2005 6:01 am    Post subject: 11/11         Reply with quote

I felt it was appropriate on a forum that talks about weapons and their impact on history to at least have a small reminder of the significance of this day. Another year comes to pass as we mark Armistice Day of 1918. The Great War as it is known to some is most often times forgotten in this busy world of ours, except as stories on great grandparents or the occasional family heirloom in the attic. In 1926 Congress inacted legislation to these words:

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WHEREAS the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most

destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the

resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with

other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and



WHEREAS it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should

be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to

perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between

nations; and



WHEREAS the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already

declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by

the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the President of the

United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to

display the flag of the United States on all Government

buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to

observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with

appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.


In 1954 in honor of those who served in WWII and Korea, President Eisenhower and Congress amended the statue to include veterans of all wars as well as peace time.

So we again say thank you to those who have served, those who do serve, and those who will serve.

" Hang fires are all fun and games untill someone gets their eye poked out... by charging calvary." - J.Shoemaker

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Allan Senefelder
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov, 2005 8:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just got back from my little towns ceremony. Shook the hand of a young Marine with a crutch under one arm from a wound still healing earned in Iraqi and thanked him for his service. To those of you who are or have served I personally thank you for your service.
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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like to thank all of those involved in the current war or any other wars for their sacrifice for our country and the people in it.
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Edward Hitchens




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov, 2005 10:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My devoted thanks as well to those who served before me, with me, and those who serve us now so we can be free to enjoy what we love best! Happy

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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov, 2005 5:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My deepest thanks to all who have served and are serving. My special remembrance this day goes to my two grandfathers, who each served through World War I.
"...dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skilful, and deadly."
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