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In Remembrance November 11, 2011

Filed under: Cheroes,Current Affairs,Uncategorized — Life Without Baby @ 11:11 am
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I’d planned to write a witty, scathing rant about the Duggars today. Or maybe a criticism about the women deliberately scheduling C-sections to have their babies born on 11-11-11. Both are such easy targets.

But driving to a doctor’s appointment this morning, I pulled up behind a car with a Purple Heart license plate. (Purple Hearts are awarded to military personnel wounded or killed in combat.) And I thought, “Really, who cares about the Duggars?”

Today is Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada and the U.K.. In my homeland, Remembrance Day (or Armistice Day, as it used to be called) commemorates the end of World War I, and is marked at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

So in honor of all those who have served and continue to serve their countries, I’m posting this post (and some trivial whine about the Duggars) at 11:11:11 on 11-11-11.


3 Responses to “In Remembrance”

  1. Iris D Says:

    Here!! Here!! Good choice. I for one have not wasted a single thought on the Duggars.

  2. Mali Says:

    Nicely done (and perfectly timed).

  3. stinkb0mb Says:

    ah don’t forget Australia and New Zealand, it’s Remembrance Day down here as well!!

    i was saying to Guv yesterday, just after the minutes silence at 11am, even after both world wars and how bad they were, it feels like we, as in the world in general, seem to have learnt nothing about war, we still declare it, actively participate in it and weep when our soldiers are killed while fighting in them – so sad.

    i wonder if there will ever be a day, when there is NO war anywhere in the world? i doubt it in my lifetime, which i find incredibly sad.

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