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Veterans' Day
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 10, 2023 07:27AM
Seems almost inappropriate to say 'Happy Veterans' Day, so I'll just say "Thanks" to all the veterans on this forum. And remember those who have left us.

-- oops. And as I was just reminded by an older brother, it's also Happy Birthday to the USMC!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/2023 07:45AM by wurm.
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: DP
Date: November 10, 2023 07:38AM
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 10, 2023 08:00AM
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wurm
Seems almost inappropriate to say 'Happy Veterans' Day, so I'll just say "Thanks" to all the veterans on this forum. And remember those who have left us.

-- oops. And as I was just reminded by an older brother, it's also Happy Birthday to the USMC!


Why inappropriate?

Now "Happy Memorial Day" is kind of an oxymoron...
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 10, 2023 08:23AM
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freeradical
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wurm
Seems almost inappropriate to say 'Happy Veterans' Day, so I'll just say "Thanks" to all the veterans on this forum. And remember those who have left us.

-- oops. And as I was just reminded by an older brother, it's also Happy Birthday to the USMC!


Why inappropriate?

Now "Happy Memorial Day" is kind of an oxymoron...

Veterans Day is to honor those that served. Memorial Day honors those that made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: TLB
Date: November 10, 2023 08:28AM
Is it today or tomorrow? Today is just the Federal day off, Veteran's Day is always November 11th.
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 10, 2023 08:38AM
Actually, Veterans Day is tomorrow, November 11th, but some may have the day off today as it falls on a Saturday this year.

"Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and many students have Veterans Day off from work or school. When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday then either Saturday or the preceding Friday may be designated as the holiday, whereas if it falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on the following Monday. When it falls on the weekend many private companies offer it as a floating holiday where employees can choose some other day. A Society for Human Resource Management poll in 2010 found that 21 percent of employers planned to observe the holiday in 2011."
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 10, 2023 09:07AM
What he actually said was 'almost inappropriate.

For a lot of vets, it's just another day, and there's nothing happy about it.

For a lot of vets, the focus recalls memories that aren't happy.

For a lot of vets and others, it is a cause for celebrating survival and appreciation.

Though Veteran's Day and Memorial Day are not the same thing, it's not easy for some vets to make that distinction.

That someone might recognize the dichotomy of 'Happy Veteran's Day' is no doubt appreciated by some of those Vets and families of those beyond celebration.

I'm not one to rain on a parade, and don't believe anybody should feel guilty or awkward about 'happy', as that's what Veteran's Day is about — celebrating the appreciation of answering the call of duty.

Celebrating what we have, and not what we've lost — that's a good thing.

That someone recognizes it's possibly still a day of mixed emotions for others is appreciated.

Giving a nod to the underlying solemness on Veterans Day is appreciated, though certainly not a requirement.

I have mixed emotions about celebrating Veterans Day on any day other than 11 Nov because to me, that trivializes it to having a three-day weekend, which has been done in the past.

That's no cause for celebration, for me.






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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 10, 2023 09:20AM
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RAMd®d
What he actually said was 'almost inappropriate.

For a lot of vets, it's just another day, and there's nothing happy about it.

For a lot of vets, the focus recalls memories that aren't happy.

For a lot of vets and others, it is a cause for celebrating survival and appreciation.

Though Veteran's Day and Memorial Day are not the same thing, it's not easy for some vets to make that distinction.

That someone might recognize the dichotomy of 'Happy Veteran's Day' is no doubt appreciated by some of those Vets and families of those beyond celebration.

I'm not one to rain on a parade, and don't believe anybody should feel guilty or awkward about 'happy', as that's what Veteran's Day is about — celebrating the appreciation of answering the call of duty.

Celebrating what we have, and not what we've lost — that's a good thing.

That someone recognizes it's possibly still a day of mixed emotions for others is appreciated.

Giving a nod to the underlying solemness on Veterans Day is appreciated, though certainly not a requirement.

I have mixed emotions about celebrating Veterans Day on any day other than 11 Nov because to me, that trivializes it to having a three-day weekend, which has been done in the past.

That's no cause for celebration, for me.

No surprise that it's mixed for many Vets, especially those that lost brothers along the way. I never served but have friends and family who did. I see and hear about some of the challenges.
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 10, 2023 09:33AM
You are of course, correct about the date. I saw it on the calendar and missed the "Observed". Happy or otherwise, I'll just go with "Thank you".
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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: davemchine
Date: November 10, 2023 11:18AM
This isn’t mine but I thought it was a good haiku

Waving flags
Separating patriots
From patriots



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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: Bernie
Date: November 10, 2023 01:42PM
Birthday!
Marine Corp Birthday!

Happy Happy Birthday Marines!






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Re: Veterans' Day
Posted by: Smote
Date: November 10, 2023 06:07PM
Absolutely!!!!!! patriot smiley



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