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27 May 18 at 15:42

MILNEWS.ca: Inbox Highlights, 26 May 2018

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26 May 18 at 19:36

A worthy idea …

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… from a smart guy:

“Every year, in early November I get angry at society at large but especially at good-willed but unfailingly ignorant politicians and the media and, especially, at the Royal Canadian Legion because they all want to transform a simple Act of Remembrance into a tribute to veterans. “It’s not about the bloody vets, you blithering bloody idiots,” I rant every November, “it’s about the tens of thousands of (mostly) young (mostly) men who were killed before they could even become veterans.” Veterans and kings organized Remembrance Day for one simple reason: to remember, solemnly, those who were left behind on “some corner of a foreign field” or who have no known grave at all ~ perhaps blown to bits, perhaps lost at sea.

But we want to “celebrate” veterans. Of course politicians do, veterans vote; of course the media does, they consume the media’s products; of course the Legion does, it’s all about veterans. So I understand why they all want to celebrate veterans … and so they should, just not on Remembrance Day.

Our American neighbours have two holidays, their Veterans’ Day coincides with our Remembrance Day; and they also have a Memorial Day …”

More from Colonel Ted via Let’s have our own Veterans’ Day


 

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26 May 18 at 11:19

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