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Random Topic of the Week (29 May 2016)

Random Topic of the Week (29 May 2016)

Postby HyruleBalverine » Sun May 29, 2016 2:47 pm

Tomorrow is Memorial Day here in the United States. I won't go into a lot about it, but I wanted this week's topic to be about your friends and family that have served. I've had a few. My mother's step-dad was in the Navy as a Signalman; her father retired from the Navy as a Chief Shipfitter (Chief Petty Officer) serving in WWII, Vietnam, and Korea. My uncle who died this week also served in the armed forces. Let's just take a moment to remember those who have served.
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Re: Random Topic of the Week (29 May 2016)

Postby ozbundyboy » Sun May 29, 2016 10:41 pm

My mother once told me that my father almost joined the Dutch Army in 1945, however before he was enlisted and received his uniform he was given permission to not have to enlist due to the fact that four of his brothers were already in the army and that his monther needed him at home to help her look after his younger brother's and sister. My dad came from a family of 9 children. As well as this I have a cousin (on my mother's side) that served in the Air Force.

We celebrated ANZAC Day on the 25th of April. ANZAC Day was originally celebrated to honour the men that fought in the Gallipoli campaign in World War 1 and has since been broadened to celebrate the honour and sacrifice made by all members or the Armed Forces in the past.

We also celebrate Rememberance Day (originally Armistice Day) on the 11th of November by observing a minute's silence at 11 o'clock in the morning in honour of the fact that the treaty ending World War I was signed at 11am on the 11th of November 1918.
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