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Lest We Forget
#1
I'm thinking today that we're about a week away from 'Remembrance Day', which here in Canada (I believe the USA also?>) we pause to reflect on Nov 11th, wearing a poppy where possible, to remind people around you as well.

(I haven't come across anyone selling poppies this year yet... Sad if you've had the same problem, call/contact your local Legion / War Vets group tp find out where, or maybe volunteer...)

Here in Canada, we are releasing a new $2 coin marking the remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the 'Battle of Vimy Ridge' in France, which was mostly fought by Canadians and took out a very important and highly fortified German section of the then WW I German front.

Vimy Ridge was widely considered "impenetrable" by Allies and Germany alike. It used intense and precision planning, plus innovative battlefield tactics to achieve success, and, along with a great many British soldiers of the British Third Army on the southern flank, was essential to beginning a great swath of Allied victories that culminated in what was known in 1918 as the "advance to victory" in WW I.

Of the 10600 Canadians who embarked on the Battle of Vimy Ridge, nearly 3600 of them came back in coffins.

Prepare yourselves, remember the international sacrifices that were made, in the name of freedom of all people, and in the time leading up to Nov 11th, I hope you'll contribute stories you find might be important.

In 1918, the World achieved a great victory over evil.

Lest We Forget....
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Make it worth the price we pay!
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Special Skin for tribute 


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Yes. Us British have that day as well. We should organize 2 min silence in Agma
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(11-06-2017, 03:20 PM)Breakfast Wrote: Yes. Us British have that day as well. We should organize 2 min silence in Agma

HAH! As if... Teamers couldn't possibly sit there for 2 mins doin' nuttin'!

But I love Eqa's Remembrance Day skin. I think I'll be using that. Smile
Fight the Good Fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PigupJKlOk
Make it worth the price we pay!
(Lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/fight-the-goo...iumph.html)
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An interesting little addendum to my previous story shows how countries recognize each other, and help.

On France's part, they gave a sizeable tract of land near the battlefield, and labelled it 'fpr Canadian use, everlasting' or something similar.

During the battle most of the oak trees on the ridge were completely destroyed.

One Canadian soldier took home a few acorns he found, and back here in Canada, planted them and started cultivating a forest of oak trees. He wanted to send saplings back to France to replenish the forest, but due to fears of possible contamination by 'invasive species' (as most countries do), France declined.

Not one to give up the Canadian spoke to French officials, who accepted the acorns of the oak trees here in Canada that were direct descendants from the Vimy Ridge trees.

I believe that the planting is now underway. Smile
Fight the Good Fight
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Make it worth the price we pay!
(Lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/fight-the-goo...iumph.html)
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Don't let us Scots have silence, we'll take ya over! lolol


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This year, on November 11th, 2018, we celebrate the centennial of the original 'Armistice Day', now more commonly known as 'Remembrance Day'.

The Germans on this day admitted defeat in WW I, and signed a ceasefire agreement.

In Canada, the memory of this day is being made a bit more poignant by the release of another $2 coin, the 'Armistice Day' toonie, which I thought I would share with you.

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If you have the opportunity, I hope that you'll also join in, clamouring "We Remember" by wearing a poppy through to Nov 11th!
Fight the Good Fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PigupJKlOk
Make it worth the price we pay!
(Lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/fight-the-goo...iumph.html)
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Certainly, this coin will eventually find its way into my collection. I happen to have a considerable collection of coins I would not miss this beautiful work of art.
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(10-27-2018, 05:22 AM)Doigt Wrote: Certainly, this coin will eventually find its way into my collection. I happen to have a considerable collection of coins I would not miss this beautiful work of art.

I already have a few "agents" looking for the coin for me. (lol)
Fight the Good Fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PigupJKlOk
Make it worth the price we pay!
(Lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/fight-the-goo...iumph.html)
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