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On Veterans Day I will be thinking of ALL of you who have been in the  
military!  Thank you!
Barbara in the USA  


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Is Vetarans Day the 11th of Nov the day we know as Armistice? Just curious.

It's a Bank holiday here but I have to work as the markets are on  
whatever the day, so I am quite cross about that. I shan't be able to  
get to the cenotaph until after the ceremony to lay my poppy and cornflower.


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:59:12 +0100, Claire in France


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  We call it  Remembrance Day  in  Canada.  

It's a holiday in some provinces,  a quasi-holiday in others.
It isn't crassly commercialized like it can be the USA ..  
   ie:  Veterans Day Sales   Ugghh .  
https://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-sales-online/

You wouldn't hear a  Happy Remembrance Day  wish  -
it's a more somber event  - definitely not a celebration.
Bone-chilled, poppy-wearing crowds huddled at the cenotaphs ;
   ..  The Last Post ;   In Flanders Fields ;  
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/in-flanders-fields/

Respectful businesses will withhold their Christmas decorations
until after Nov. 11.  .. but many jump-the-gun.

Je me souviens    Lest we forget

   John T.



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Yes in the Uk it's Remembrance day although they have the bad habit of  
celebrating on the nearest Sunday so this year on the 12th .

Here in France it's on the 11th whatever that day turns out to be so  
when it's a weekday, I can attend but on a Sat or Sunday I have to work  
which is a shame.
There is also a separate bank holiday on May 8th for VE day.


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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There may be some certain lead-up events held prior to Nov. 11,  
but our cenotaph ceremonies are  11:00  Nov. 11.  
The big one in Ottawa is televised.  Many businesses will halt
operations just prior to 11:00  to recognize the 2 minutes of silence
and broadcast the Last Post  over the public address.
You might even see some cars pulled over on the highways at 11:00.
  
  One argument for not having it a school holiday  -  the schools will
often have a significant ceremony  -  whereas if it was a school
holiday,  there might be far less recognition among the school kids
who would be happily enjoying a day off school.  
  The USA has their Memorial Day holiday  in May  :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_DayMay
    John T.



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:> On Veterans Day I will be thinking of ALL of you who have been in the  

:> Barbara in the USA

:Is Vetarans Day the 11th of Nov the day we know as Armistice? Just curious.

It was aristice day in the US until some WWII veterns decided they
needed a holiday, too.



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:> On Veterans Day I will be thinking of ALL of you who have been in the
:> military!  Thank you!
:> Barbara in the USA

:Is Vetarans Day the 11th of Nov the day we know as Armistice? Just curious.

It was aristice day in the US until some WWII veterns decided they
needed a holiday, too.



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On my Calendar Saturday, November 11 is marked as Veterans Day, and it is  
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