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At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
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I know we do this every year, but that's because it's worth doing. Please take a moment to remember the veterans - especially the ones who didn't come home.

In Flanders Fields - in Mi'kmaq

A Pittance of Time
https://youtu.be/2kX_3y3u5Uo


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Rob Kelk

"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of the same sovereign, servants of the same law."
- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012


"Don't let anyone think for you; most people can barely think for themselves."
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Rare Earth, ending credits
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RE: At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntt3wy-L8Ok

World War 1 and Ireland are in a complex place. One the one hand, 30,000 Irishmen were lost - potentially more including those in other Commonwealth armies. They signed up, hoping the war would lead to home rule - at the request of John Redmond.

On the other hand, you have 1916 in the middle, and the great national founding myth of the Easter Rising.

The heroes of 1916 were apotheised on the national pantheon. Anyone who left to join the British army were, at best, quietly forgotten about or, at worst, seen as traitors who joined the enemy.

The War Memorial Gardens were finished in 1939 - but then World War II interrupted things before the official dedication and, after a few attempts at commemoration, they were left to decay and ruin throuigh the national adolescence and in the political climate of The Troubles. The situation wasn't helped by Ulster Unionists patently ignoring the rest of the country and turning the commemorations into a Unionists celebration above all else.

The Gardens were only opened in 1988 - and the first official commemoration was held in 2006.

Even today, The Taoiseach's wearing of the Poppy there recently raised eyebrows and generated the usual comments, from 'why bother', to 'how dare he', to 'about time'.

I love the smell of rotaries in the morning. You know one time, I got to work early, before the rush hour. I walked through the empty carpark, I didn't see one bloody Prius or Golf. And that smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole carpark, smelled like.... ....speed.

One day they're going to ban them.
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Hey Rob, where did you get that shot of the window-sticker on my car?
Hear that thunder rolling till it seems to rock the sky?
Thats' every ship in Grayson's Navy taking up the cry!
NO QUARTER!

No Quarter by Echo's Children
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(11-11-2017, 06:23 PM)Star Ranger4 Wrote: Hey Rob, where did you get that shot of the window-sticker on my car?

http://poemsofremembrance.ca/index.html
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Rob Kelk

"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of the same sovereign, servants of the same law."
- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012


"Don't let anyone think for you; most people can barely think for themselves."
-
Rare Earth, ending credits
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