Thank You To All The Wingnut Veterans (November 11, 2012)

Dundradal

Frog Blast the Vent Core!


On this November 11, 2012, the Wing Commander Combat Information Center would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the Wingnut veterans. We are grateful for your service and sacrifices, and wish all of you the best in your tours of duty and hope for your safe return.

At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918, the First World War came to an end when the Armistice between the Allied Powers and Germany went into effect. After four years of the most devastating war in human history to that time, the people of all nations involved tried to comprehend the level of loss that had been inflicted on an entire generation. The British Commonwealth and the United States declared November 11, in 1919, a public holiday to recognize the sacrifices made during the First World War. ?Armistice Day? became a yearly remembrance by both nations and eventually other powers. In 1954, following the Korean War, the United States changed the name of the holiday to ?Veterans Day? and made it a remembrance of all America?s veterans. The British Commonwealth now recognizes November 11 as ?Remembrance Day.? Many people wear a red poppy, a symbol of the day inspired by the red poppies that appeared across battlefields in Flanders.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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Original update published on November 11, 2012
 
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NoRemorse

Rear Admiral
Much thanks for this remembrance.

My country's landscape is still suffering the wounds of this long and terrible war. Your countries fought together, side by side, covered with mud, and that shall be remembered forever.

My thoughts to those you fought and died here, in France...
 

Dundradal

Frog Blast the Vent Core!
Thanks to all of you who serve!

It's always a privilege to write these updates about the many men and women that go into harm's way and are also Wingnuts.

Stay safe and we'll be sure to see you at the Vacuum Breather's!
 

Youngblood

Rear Admiral
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
 
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