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11-03-2011 @ 9:58AM
November 11th is not a good day to hold a sale. People should be pausing to remember all those that sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.
11-03-2011 @ 10:21AM
As an 11 year US Navy veteran, I'm 100% ok with people taking 15 minutes to buy a Blizzcon poster on Nov 11th. The point is to have peole take a period of time to reflect, not for them to devote every waking moment to reflection. Even then, I proudly fought to defend their right to take no time to reflect at all, should they so choose.
Good point, but the sale does go on until the 18th. And how many retail stores do Veteran's Day sales as it is? It is sad that our most somber holidays should be big retail sales days.
11-03-2011 @ 10:45AM
@ OrloWell put. As a veteran myself I fully agree with you. Freedom means just that, freedom. We shouldn't make people feel as though they MUST feel a certain way, or participate in particular activities. Don't want to fly a flag? Then don't. That's what differentiates free and democratic countries from those that aren't. I don't care if my sacrifices are acknowledged. It just makes me happy that we have the right to choose, and that in my own small way I helped to ensure those rights continue to exist.
11-03-2011 @ 3:37PM
Veteran's Day is a day to celebrate the living vets. It shouldn't be bad to buy things on that day.Memorial Day is for the dead.I'd agree more (but still disagree) if it were on Memorial Day. Life goes on. ... . even on 9/11 . . . life is for the living. Can not give up life to commemorate death. It's disrespectful to those who died. Thank you Veterans!
11-03-2011 @ 3:41PM
I'm in Canada. We don't have a memorial day or a veteran's day. We have Remembrance Day, on November 11th. It is the day when we pause for two minutes at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and remember all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms, and we honour all those who served their country and who continue to serve.So here, yes, it is a day of remembrance of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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