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I chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy at age 18. From the age of 14 I knew that is what I wanted to do.
I didn’t join so I could hurt or bully anyone, I joined because I thought it was how I could best serve my country and my world. I was discharged for medical reasons and eventually found other ways to give back to the place I love.
Today I hold close all veterans out there who understand there is no greater victory than peace. That’s why #VeteransDay is also known as #ArmisticeDay:
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<thread> En ce jour de commémoration de l'#Armistice et d'entrée au #Panthéon de #MauriceGenevoix, quelques ressources non exhaustives, pistes, réflexions "en touffe, sans les mettre en bouquet", comme dirait Cyrano.
(image : @laBnF)
#WW1 #ArmisticeDay #Armistice2020

Constat amusé : la recherche d'images #Google sur le mot #Armistice donne ceci (image ci-dessous). L'occasion de revenir sur certains points en #EMI, notamment la méthode de recherche et ce qui entre en jeu dans les résultats.
Précision : ce tweet n'est pas sponsorisé ! 😏
Ma très modeste collection @pearltrees, bien incomplète, sur la #PremièreGuerreMondiale :

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#November 11th-

#VeteransDay Was Originally #ArmisticeDay

#ArmisticeDay began in 1918 to celebrate The Day World Leaders Came Together To End #WWI- The 'War To End All Wars'- And The Idea Of Ending All #War…
"Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated #peace as a universal principle. #WWI had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all #wars#ArmisticeDay was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause...
... of world #peace and to be thereafter celebrated." After #WorldWarII, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand #November11 as #VeteransDay. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the #military and glorifying #war. #ArmisticeDay was flipped from a day for #peace into...
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So this whole #DonCherry poppy debacle puts my Saturday in perspective. Our decision to get out of the city yesterday for a little drive and some leaf peeping went sideways when we encountered White Canada in Schomberg, Ontario. *thread*
Now, Schomberg is a quaint little place about an hour outside Toronto. There’s a cute pub (@TheSchombergPub) with great pretzels. But just before we’d finished lunch, the conversation next to us between some older white men turned pretty randomly ugly.
One of them launched into a tirade about how #ArmisticeDay is not a provincial holiday in Ontario, and how the immigrants don’t respect how real Canadians died for the freedom and way of life they enjoy here, and how they unfairly get time off work to go into the corner and pray.
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Nov. 11 1918: The last Austro-Hungarian Emperor Charles I signs a proclamation in which he "relinquish(ed) every participation in the administration of the State" marking the end of the 600-year rule of the Habsburgs over #Austria. #TodayInHistory #ArmisticeDay100 #Armistice100
On 13 November, Charles IV issued a similar (Eckartsau) proclamation for #Hungary. In neither declaration did the emperor use the word 'abdication'. Indeed, he tried to reclaim the Hungarian throne twice in 1921. "I did not abdicate, and never will," he wrote to a confidant.
Altogether the losses of Austria-Hungary during #WW1 can be estimated at around 2 million (excluding direct civilian war deaths). #ArmisticeDay100 #ArmisticeDay
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Below is the text of an article I wrote for @thetimes some years ago about #ArmisticeDay and the importance of #remembrance. As we mark the 100th anniversary of #ArmisticeDay and the end of #WW1, it remains as relevant as ever. #ThankYou100 #LestWeForget Image
@thetimes Each year I find myself profoundly moved by the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph. Though it mainly commemorates events that happened before most of us were born, it speaks eloquently of the qualities we will need if we are to build a decent future.
@thetimes Originally known as Armistice Day, it was instituted to mark the moment when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War in 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
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Good morning all on this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and #RemembranceDay2018 , the 100th anniversary of the Great War's Armistice.
(Mass for Allied soldiers in a gully on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Sep 1915)
As today (11 Nov 18) is #RemembranceDay #ArmisticeDay100

Please buy a red poppy & help ADF veterans & families…
Australia's Great War (1914-1919)
- 5m population
- 416,809 men enlisted
- more than 60,000 killed in action
- 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner
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1/ It happened again this week. A ten year old daughter of a friend asked me, the only German she knows, who I wanted to win World War II. As if it was a football match.
2/ Around this time of the year primary schools are teaching years 5 & 6 about the war and the Blitz. Which is a good thing. But getting the question, and not for the first time, who I wanted to win the war raises the question about the quality of the syllabus.
3/ War is not a black and white thing. And neither is the rise of totalitarian regimes. Hitler and his NSDAP during the last free elections in Germany did not reach a majority but 37% of the vote share.
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People don't fight for war; they fight for peace.
They tried peace between 1918-1939. It didn't hold. So 7 years after the end of WW2, they created the European Coal & Steel Community, ensuring economic cooperation, which eventually became the EU. #Armistice100 #ArmisticeDay
That's why I find those who use our war history as a reason FOR Brexit completely unacceptable. #Armistice100 #ArmisticeDay
I strongly suggest you listen to what RAF Veteran Stuart Thomson (@Vets4eu) has to say about Brexit: #Armistice100 #ArmisticeDay
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As part of our coverage of the 100th anniversary of the armistice, I spent some time digging through archives to tell the story of Toronto's first day of peace after four years of war. You can read it here:… #ArmisticeDay #Armistice100
I read the Star and Globe online through the Toronto library, but other newspapers are on microfilm, so I spent an afternoon at the reference library scrolling and scanning the Toronto Telegram's coverage to establish a timeline of the day.
(I'm always distracted by the ads. A man risking his life for a cigarette in no man's land. A local brewery with beer just "as satisfying as this peace declaration." To say nothing of the Liver Pills.) ImageImage
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