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  1. And in Germany this day is all about the beginning of the Karneval season !Kids in costumes were freezing there butts of, 4c and an icy wind.

    We have never been into Karneval …..

    • I think there are a lot of challenges in Germany when looking at those who served in either World War. On the one hand, you want to respect those who fought and died for their country while not likely, agreeing with either the leadership or the reasons for the war in the first place. 

      • and it is all about your government and the people that don’t want to know that most of the soldiers were just soldiers and did what they were told to do ….

  2. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated this. Thank you. And I hope social media and the on-line world is giving George enough to keep him occupied and happy while he’s dealing with everything.

  3. Yes, I have been thinking about the day and will pause in just over an hour to give thanks to all of those, including you, who have sacrificed for our freedoms. I just wish those freedoms did not seem so much in jeopardy today….

  4. Interesting you were taking part in a local ceremony in Esperance on that cruise. We were off doing the Cape Le Grand NP and other natural sights around town. We will be back there in Feb next year, doing just the Bottom End again. I like the sound of the local museum. Will have to give it a go this time around.

  5. I saw a poppy pin with a wonderful slogan. “All gave some. Some gave all.” Really brings it home.

  6. My dad, and presumably my uncles, served in WWII…Navy Seabees for dad. He nearly never spoke of it. My two oldest brothers were both Marines in Vietnam….one never speaks of it, the other, now gone a year plus, was a proud Marine (retired) to the end.

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