Top Ten Things Not to Do on Veterans Day

 

This week marks the 102nd anniversary of the end of World War One. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the hostilities ended with the Armistice Agreement’s signing. Since that time, nations around the world observe the day with remembrance. Until June 1, 1954, November 11th was designated Armistice Day in the US. Armistice Day primarily honored those who participated in WWI. Since WWII and Korea had occurred, legislation was passed to rename Armistice Day Veterans Day, which then became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

So the Top Ten Things Not to Do on Veterans Day all remain the same.

Do not forget to honor our veterans, both the living and those who are no longer with us. It is they who gave selfishly of themselves so that we may have the freedom we enjoy today.

This week, I honor, Major John Fremole Orlando Howell M.D, Lieutenant John Allen Howell, Lieutenant Thomas Wreesman, Warrant Officer James Sharp, and Gunnery Sergeant Bob Sharp. Each served their country in a time of war.

60 comments

  1. Always nice to see this post again.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Thank you for posting this remembrance, John. Veterans are plentiful in our area, and during Veterans week, thousands upon thousands visit Branson. The parade always brings me to tears. These men and women served at the cost of their personal wellbeing. They followed their officers’ directives and endured the cost of that faithfulness. To all veterans — thank you for your service.

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    1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

      P.S. I love your photo! πŸ’œ

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      1. Our flag is placed by the high school symphony. It is a fund raiser for them. Thanks. 😊

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    2. Well said, Gwen. Thank you. 😊

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  3. Excellent Top-10, John. A heartfelt thanks goes out to all who have served.

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful reminder, John. xo

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  5. We must neveer forget or take their sacrifice for granted

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    1. I agree, Liz. Thank you.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  6. We will remember.

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    1. You and I will. Let’s hope a few of those throwing rocks and creating meyhem remember those who gave them the opportunity to do so. Thanks, Pam.

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  7. A fantastic post for the veterans, John!!

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    1. Thank you, GP.

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  8. Excellent post!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  9. We call it Remembrance Day in Canada. No matter what it is called, we must remember and honour the few remaining who are still amongst us and those who have since perished who served.

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    1. Thanks, Dale. I agree.

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  10. I have the utmost respect for those who served (and serve) our country. Great reminder, John.

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    1. Thank you, Joan.

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  11. I totally agree with you, John, and as I’ve said on different occasions many times before: I, as a German born shortly after WWII, am deeply grateful for those who fought and especially those who gave their lives so that I could go up in freedom.

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    1. Yes we all owe them a debt. Thanks, Pit.

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  12. I’m a big vet advocate, always wondering why I’ll see one homeless on the street.

    My dad was a veteran who never spoke of it and it took me years, to realize, it was just too painful for him.

    I’m reading a book on Eleanor Roosevelt, and just finished the part about World War I, how some men came home without faces. Juliet Nicolson wrote a chilling book called, The Great Silence, about it that almost told me more than I wanted to know, though, should know since, I can write to you this way, because men fought for my freedom to do so. I just can’t imagine what it was like, from Gettysburg to Normandy, from sea to shining sea. Thanks. A most poignant essay.

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    1. I think those men and women who went off and did their duty should always be remembered. You are right. they served so you can write whatever you want. 😊

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      1. Isn’t it that simple John? People forget how lucky we are to have our freedom.

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      2. I’m amazed at how many take what we have for granted as if it is something they have earned. Then there are those that want our freedom defined and closely regulated. Both groups bare watching.

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      3. I will take nothing for granted again. NOTHING!!!

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      4. Hahahaha. πŸ˜‚

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      5. The smallest thing has been magnified, like having to make an online reservation before you can go to the Met. No more, I think I’ll pop over to visit Monet and George Surratt for a little eye candy. Everything needs to be planned like Patton is your superior. To tap into my well known eloquence…IT BLOWS!!!

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      6. It does blow for sure. I used to love visiting the expressionists. Freedom to come and go is one thing I’m looking forward to when this pandemic is over. 😊

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      7. Me too. Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      8. I know. We must keep looking forward. πŸ•Ί

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      9. That’s right…look at the past but don’t stare.

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      10. Love this. 😊

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      11. It’s a 12 Step term. πŸ™‚

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      12. It is a good one.

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  13. A most excellent post John! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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    1. Thank you , Robbie.

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Great reminder, John. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  15. Very appropriate, John — thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie

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  16. Thanks for this post, John. I always post about my fellow vets on Veterans Day and wind up lamenting that I probably can no longer fit into my U.S. Army uniform which I am seen wearing in my post. Sigh. Time marches on.

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    1. Yes andwe thank you for your service for sure.If you are called up again someone will get you another uniform.

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  17. Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Marc

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      1. Thank you John

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    2. Thank you, Marc.

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  18. This is a fine post, and I’m glad to have it as a reminder of the day’s importance. I noticed this year that our town put up our traditional flags earlier than usual, and there are more flags than usual being displayed at homes. I suspect recent events have sensitized people to the importance of what we have, and the importance of honoring those who ensured it for us.

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    1. I believe you are right, Linda. Our freedom is precious for sure. Too many times we tend to take it for granted.

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    1. Thanks for the story and song.

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  19. Wonderful post, John. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks to your husband for his service. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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      1. Much appreciated, John.

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