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Nuggets

11/8/2011 12:49:02 PM
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11-11-11

Are you going to do something special for this day?  
 
I think I will try to sleep for 11 hours.

 
 
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I_justwanna_say

11/8/2011 12:58:17 PM
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I think

I'll pay my respects at a Rememberance Day service, spend some time at the Legion and thank some verterans for making my life so good.

bryon

11/8/2011 1:11:33 PM
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I justwanna say

 
Amen...

Spaghetti Monster

11/8/2011 1:24:30 PM
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Probably .....

.......string some holiday lights . Shopping if I can. Visit with friends.

bailes

11/8/2011 2:01:04 PM
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Edited by bailes, 2011-11-08 14:03:15

Connected2News

11/8/2011 2:07:12 PM
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Skyrim.

Cory KIBILAE

11/8/2011 2:54:29 PM
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IMMORTALS!!!!

sokolovic

11/8/2011 3:14:56 PM
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Connected2News said "Skyrim. "

and the 12th and 13th...lol  

acurrie22

11/8/2011 3:44:08 PM
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I_justwanna_say said "I'll pay my respects at a Rememberance Day service, spend some time at the Legion and thank some verterans for making my life so good. "

Where is a Remembrance Day service in Brandon? It will be my first one here in the city, and I would like to go. Thanks for any help!

Rebeldawn

11/8/2011 3:46:24 PM
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I will pay my respects with a moment of silence at home, my facebook is covered in Rememberance Day stuff. Other than that, hubby made plans for us for a date night

somethingtosay

11/8/2011 3:47:55 PM
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.

 
 
Edited by somethingtosay, 2011-11-08 15:49:09

somethingtosay

11/8/2011 3:48:40 PM
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Like!

  
I_justwanna_say said "I'll pay my respects at a Rememberance Day service, spend some time at the Legion and thank some verterans for making my life so good. "

Great idea.  
For our family November 11 is always first and foremost Remembrance Day.  
 
I always wish more people would remember the purpose of the "holiday".  
 
I understand that everyone has the right to participate or not, but to me if you live in Canada this day applies to you no matter what your belief system, culture or religion is. If you live in Canada you enjoy the rights and freedoms that our veterans have fought for.  
 
I think that everyone should take the time to remember. Then feel free to shop your heart out! :-)  
 
 
Edited by somethingtosay, 2011-11-08 15:49:22

Rebeldawn

11/8/2011 3:57:00 PM
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somethingtosay

yup I agree, growing up my mom used to take us to a Rememberance Day wreath laying ceremony. I remember those so vividly. My children also have been to them when they were small and their schools always had an assembley to do something for it the school day prior. To many have no respect anymore. Its sad.

Big Mamma

11/8/2011 4:10:14 PM
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.....

  
acurrie22 said "
  
I_justwanna_say said "I'll pay my respects at a Rememberance Day service, spend some time at the Legion and thank some verterans for making my life so good. "

Where is a Remembrance Day service in Brandon? It will be my first one here in the city, and I would like to go. Thanks for any help! "

Westman Place.  
Remembrance Day Service Doors Open at 9:30. O Canada to commence at 10:40 am.  
Moment of Silence at 11:00 am Sharp

Cruella

11/8/2011 4:24:19 PM
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Wow Really?

  
Ntsh said "Are you going to do something special for this day?  
 
I think I will try to sleep for 11 hours."

Why wouldn't you show some respect to our veteran's? I'm sorry but this makes me sick! It also makes me sick to see the Keystone centre half full at the Remeberance Day service but a couple hours later it's packed with cars and people there to watch the Wheat Kings play! I will be showing the Veteran's I care by attending the service and then meeting them at the Legion to listen to their stories!

Polaris rules

11/8/2011 4:32:18 PM
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Remembrance Day

Im assuming most businesses are open Remembrance Day. Are the hours going to be similar to Sunday Shopping hours? I'm not a big fan of this but thats the way it is.

AMAH

11/8/2011 5:03:50 PM
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I will

be attending Remembrance Day Service as I have done all my life. RIP to all the fallen soldiers.  

Tracey4Real

11/8/2011 5:55:10 PM
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It is Remembrance Day !

and that's all that should happen, is give back one day to remember, and how we got where we are as Canadians, from history to our troops just down the road.  
 
RIP to all the fallen soldiers. I will Remember !  
 
Its not a day off, it Remembrance Day, it saddens me to hear ppl talk about going shopping and what stores are open or for that matter what to do.  
 
Go have a coke and listen to a veterans story !  

Nuggets

11/8/2011 6:00:26 PM
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ok

So we will celebrate and honour our soldiers at the ceremony as we do every year. we are big into reading at our house, so the kids usually pick out a historic war time book at library.  
 
I guess I thought people might have some superstitions, etc given that it is 11-11-11 more so than Rememberance Day.

$entropy$

11/8/2011 6:22:11 PM
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Opening day

for "The Immortals" - can't wait!

Daphne

11/8/2011 6:32:52 PM
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Am I the only one?

who would like to see stores remain closed on Remembrance Day. Years ago you could only buy milk and bread. It is one day a year that families could maybe do things together and celebrate the freedoms that we have been granted by the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces. It seems so disrespectful to rush to the stores to go shopping.

on-second-thought

11/8/2011 6:48:36 PM
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Not alone

  
Daphne said "who would like to see stores remain closed on Remembrance Day. Years ago you could only buy milk and bread. It is one day a year that families could maybe do things together and celebrate the freedoms that we have been granted by the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces. It seems so disrespectful to rush to the stores to go shopping. "

I would like to see it go back to the day when all that could be sold was essentials (bread and milk days). It saddens me that people just think it's a day off to shop, or sleep.

Spaghetti Monster

11/8/2011 6:56:56 PM
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Daphne....

.....I doubt you are the only one but many would oppose going back to those archaic times.  
 
I for one never understood how the shutting down of commerce became a symbol of respect. Or for that matter how any forced action can be considered a genuine show of respect. Respect and displays of it, as far as I am concerned, must be voluntary if they are to be considered genuine.  
 
If I show respect to the veterans I will do so at a time and in a fashion of my choosing.

Mr.MEH

11/8/2011 7:26:52 PM
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I agree..

I highly doubt that the brave soldiers who died, and those who continue to serve with their lives today, do it all just so stores can make a quick buck on a day that should be forever remembered as a day to pay respect. It is sad that the concept of Rememberance Day is becoming a watered down event to children these days. And this is what scares me most about the next generation: they are becoming lazy, inconsiderate, and have no grasp on the severity of what Rememberance day is. To some of them, it is just another day off where they can sit around playing video games, or going out to a movie.  
For those of you who do choose to remember, I thank you. For those who abuse this day, shame on you.  
 
 
Edited by Brianathome, 2011-11-08 19:30:46

Grammie

11/8/2011 7:32:11 PM
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poppies

I hope to be attending the service at Westman Place. Has anyone else noticed the number of people (of all ages) not wearing a poppy? I bought ten extra poppies and handed them out to random strangers, all of them were appreciative. Kind of sad that I had to do that but at least there's more people wearing poppies now!

Momma Cat

11/8/2011 7:32:25 PM
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Why

should there even need to be shopping for milk and bread. For goodness sake, get organized and get your necessities ahead of time. There should be NO SHOPPING on Remembrance Day.  
 
Edited by Momma Cat, 2011-11-08 19:32:50

Daphne

11/8/2011 7:36:39 PM
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Thank You

  
Brianathome said "I highly doubt that the brave soldiers who died, and those who continue to serve with their lives today, do it all just so stores can make a quick buck on a day that should be forever remembered as a day to pay respect. It is sad that the concept of Rememberance Day is becoming a watered down event to children these days. And this is what scares me most about the next generation: they are becoming lazy, inconsiderate, and have no grasp on the severity of what Rememberance day is. To some of them, it is just another day off where they can sit around playing video games, or going out to a movie.  
For those of you who do choose to remember, I thank you. For those who abuse this day, shame on you.  
 
 
Edited by Brianathome, 2011-11-08 19:30:46"

I find it hard to come to terms with the fact people now a days do not realize what this day is supposed to mean. We lost how many soldiers in Afganistan trying to give people the basic human rights we enjoy here. The same human rights WW2 vets ensured for us. All I am trying to say is stay at home and spend time with your family and enjoy the fact you can. Soldiers didn't give up their lives so you can show your respect by shopping.

Daphne

11/8/2011 8:05:47 PM
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Archaic Times???

  
Spaghetti Monster said ".....I doubt you are the only one but many would oppose going back to those archaic times.  
 
I for one never understood how the shutting down of commerce became a symbol of respect. Or for that matter how any forced action can be considered a genuine show of respect. Respect and displays of it, as far as I am concerned, must be voluntary if they are to be considered genuine.  
 
If I show respect to the veterans I will do so at a time and in a fashion of my choosing. "

I guess they were archaic because the willingness to show respect is long gone. RESPECT for the fallen for one day is not too much to ask for. Todays society has no idea or respect for the military and what they endured for our well being. I do and to show my respect I will not buy into stores taking advantage of another "holiday".

Spaghetti Monster

11/8/2011 8:06:01 PM
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I see......

.......I get it now.  
 
It's not showing respect that matters. It's showing respect the same way as you that is important you. In your little minds if commerce is shut down completely then all those people not shopping are showing respect.  
 
Well I say shame on you. Shame on you for deciding arbitrarily that the freedom to choose should be taken away because you can't imagine that others are paying their respects in a different , more genuine fashion. Shame in you for trying to push your petty efforts on all because you can't open your mind to what it means to have freedom. Shame on you all for thinking that freedom means "Do it my way or it dosn't count!"  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Daphne

11/8/2011 8:11:46 PM
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Nope

  
Spaghetti Monster said ".......I get it now.  
 
It's not showing respect that matters. It's showing respect the same way as you that is important you. In your little minds if commerce is shut down completely then all those people not shopping are showing respect.  
 
Well I say shame on you. Shame on you for deciding arbitrarily that the freedom to choose should be taken away because you can't imagine that others are paying their respects in a different , more genuine fashion. Shame in you for trying to push your petty efforts on all because you can't open your mind to what it means to have freedom. Shame on you all for thinking that freedom means "Do it my way or it dosn't count!"  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"

Shame on you. If we as a society can't sacrifice one day a year of shopping etc. to show our respect for what soldiers have done for us.

 
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