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November  11

If You See an Old Soldier, Salute

It's Veterans Day, the holiday formerly known as Armistace Armistice Day. Montclair has its annual ceremony today at 11 am at Edgemont Park. In Bloomfield, veterans assemble at town hall at 10 am, march to the Veterans Monument at Liberty and Broad at 10:30 and receive commemorative medals at town hall at noon.

November 11, 2005 in Major Dudes | Permalink


And if you do intend to properly note Veterans Day (sure, as if the general run of malinformed louts who spout liberal cant on this site have ever served themselves) then also try to spell the word "armistace" correctly. It's "armistice," and were any of us stuck in the mud of Ypres in 1918 or Panmunjom in 1954, it'd be a word we'd welcome with all our hearts.

PS: This was a one-time emergence from retirement. I'm happy you noted the day this year, expected better re the spelling.

Posted by: cathar | Nov 11, 2005 10:43:12 AM

Look who it is.

Happy Vets day Cathar. Thank you.

Posted by: lc | Nov 11, 2005 10:46:00 AM

A thanks to my Dad and all of his fellow soldiers of the 'greatest generation'.

Cathar, nice to hear from you again. Enjoy retirement.

Posted by: The Iceman | Nov 11, 2005 10:48:02 AM

Happy Armistice Day Cathar-Thank You For Your Service-Miss You- God Bless You!

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 11, 2005 10:54:59 AM

A special thanks to my son who is a Captain in the Air Force. Even though I am a throw back and still believe much of the idealism of the 60's, I respect ALL those who take it upon themselves to bravely put themselves in the forefront for the things they believe in.

Posted by: late | Nov 11, 2005 10:57:42 AM

Happy Veterans' Day. Thanks you vets of all wars.
(This "greatest" generation stuff really has to disappear soon. My dad was in that generation too. And was a vet. But I still don't get it. Or see the point of it. Guys who went over to Nam and lost their lives when their friends from school were back home burning the flag and spitting on it were pretty good too.)

Posted by: montclair_is_crazy | Nov 11, 2005 11:32:43 AM

I agree with montclair_is_crazy...all of the soldiers from any generation deserve the same respect. I especially for bad for the soldiers in 'Nam when I was out protesting in the streets and calling them names. Ah, but then I was young, idealisic and misguided...you're right, I was a Democrat. Ugh.

Posted by: The Iceman | Nov 11, 2005 11:39:58 AM

Vets in the making

Posted by: Chris | Nov 11, 2005 11:48:03 AM

Happy Veteran's Day to ALL the Vets out there, from World War II on down to Panama and Grenada. I defy anyone to tell guys who saw 12 of their buddies die in Panama that they're not veterans and their operation didn't matter.

Mostly, I want to send my love out to Technical Sgt. Edward Skwirut, 102nd Infantry (The Ozarks), 379th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C. More than 60 years ago today, you and your buddies were busting through the Siefried Line and appeared to be barrelling toward Berlin, and possibly home. I don't think any of you could have predicted what the next few months had in store, but you made it back and raised a beautiful family. We may never be able to repay you for that. Rest in peace, big guy.

Posted by: notteham | Nov 11, 2005 12:23:36 PM

Welcome to Jeopardy... And the answer is: It took eight posts.

Thanks to all vets!

Posted by: Appletony | Nov 11, 2005 12:47:54 PM

At lunchtime (I work in NYC) I took a walk and stumbled across the parade going up 5th Avenue. Saw and heard a bunch of people clap and cheer as many veterans rolled by in vehicles, but the best was the simple sign one family held: THANKS.

Posted by: Diane | Nov 11, 2005 3:44:26 PM

At lunchtime (I work in NYC) I took a walk and came across the parade going up 5th Avenue. Saw and heard a bunch of people clap and cheer as many veterans rolled by in vehicles, but the best was the simple sign one family held: THANKS.

Posted by: Diane | Nov 11, 2005 3:44:57 PM

To those that serve and have served, thank you. We remember your sacrifices.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Nov 11, 2005 4:01:00 PM

A little food for thought regarding the "armistice" in armistce day: The armistice is by far the most worthless notion in all of global affairs. What good was the Treaty of Versaille less just 20 years later when Hitler and Company were doing a jig on the very train car it was signed on? What good is the Korean agreement all these years later when the North is still one of the greatest antagonists and threats to democracy in the modern era? If you're going to look at Armistice Day as a celebration of the armistice, it should be a symbol for all nations to adhere to the fundementals of the Powell doctrine and not start a conflict if you're not prepared to finish it. Otherwise you're just sweeping a really big problem under the rug and hoping it doesn't crawl out again.

Posted by: notteham | Nov 11, 2005 4:05:42 PM

I remember when the greatest generation was the one that is just growing up.

What is a Cathar?

Posted by: lasermike026 | Nov 11, 2005 4:12:20 PM

Vets got my lasting respect & gratitude. Always did. Peace everybody.

Posted by: crank | Nov 11, 2005 7:59:07 PM

Cathar comes back from the dead
name calling.
The anger from the nun years still
burns on.
Silence ferments.

Posted by: Mr.Malinformed Loutski | Nov 11, 2005 11:06:02 PM

It's your family name Loutski ? Because it's my family name but i live in france...

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