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I know they call it Veterans Day in the U.S. and the rest of us call
it Remeberance Day or Armistice Day, but whatever you call it, many
people in this group sacrificed a lot or lost a friend or are close to
someone who did, so that we all can sit here and be entertained and
informed by the wealth of information that passes between us everyday.
There is nothing that this group does not know! It means a lot to me.
When I go home to my wife and kids tonight, I will reflect on the
meaning of this special day for us. My wife is Dutch and I am Canadian
so we have a very special debt of gratitude. My two boys can laugh and
cry and play and eat and sleep safe at night all because someone
somewhere fell for our freedom. It means a lot to me.
When I pick up the paper or, God forbid, turn on the television - and
am subjected to the incessant whining of those who gave up nothing so
that they could ridicule those that gave up everything - It means a
lot to me.
To the boys an girls who are away from home today and for those over
the years that never came back - It means a lot to me - Thank you.