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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-11 06:27
Subject: [personal] Veterans’ Day
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Tags:personal, politics

If you are a veteran, I thank you.

If you are an American, thank a veteran.

And do not forget the original remembrance of this date, Armistice Day,

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2008-11-11 16:23 (UTC)
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You don't have to be an American to be thankful for the sacrifices made by veterans.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-11 16:44 (UTC)
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Indeed, not at all. My reflection was on the fact that this is Veteran's Day here in the US.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2008-11-11 16:49 (UTC)
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For me it is always Remembrance Day.
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russ: wysokie napięcie
User: goulo
Date: 2008-11-12 10:51 (UTC)
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Keyword:wysokie napięcie
Ah, I see the Armistice Day article mentions "Called Armistice Day in many countries, it was known as National Day in Poland (also a public holiday) called Polish Independence Day." Indeed it was a holiday here (I saw Polish flags on display more prominently, which is unusual here, unlike the US where one seems to see national flags everywhere all the time) commemorating Polish statehood again after many years of having been partitioned by other countries.

For Poles it was a long weekend. A friend invited a couple dozen of us for a weekend boardgaming retreat at a mountain lodge from Saturday to Tuesday, which was quite nice!
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