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The Eternal Flame

By deepsand ·
This discussion is dedicated to, and endowed with the spirit of, TI99a and all those of like mind, who seem to enjoy flame wars.

Go to it, boys and girls; this is your space.


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by Jaqui In reply to The Eternal Flame

this would work better if you gave them something to fight over.
like the US being **** on earth.

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I think you give them too little credit.

by deepsand In reply to Sandy,

I've no doubt but that they'll find more than ample pretexts for getting stupid, without our encouragement.

However, if you hold otherwise, far be it from me to stand in your way of offering suggestion topics.

Happy Decoration Day.

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Decoration day?

by Jaqui In reply to I think you give them too ...

what's that?

it's just a monday here.

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Now known as Memorial Day here, Victoria Day in Canada.

by deepsand In reply to Decoration day?

The original name was based on the old tradition of laying flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers.

Down here, it's also the unofficial start of Summer, so that the offical day of observance is now always scheduled for a Monday, so as to create a 3-day weekend.

This is the weekend that many Canadians begin streaming into southern New Jersey for their vacations.

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wasn't that last week?

by jdclyde In reply to Now known as Memorial Day ...
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May 25th, I believe.

by deepsand In reply to wasn't that last week?

Here, it's officially May 31st, but the Day of Observance floats, per previous post.

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Victoria Day

by Jaqui In reply to May 25th, I believe.

May 21st.
or the Monday following

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Victoria Day Day......

by JamesRL In reply to May 25th, I believe.

Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. The day is celebrated on the Monday in May prior to the 25th of May. Before Victoria Day, Empire day was celebrated in May. (In Ontario we used to call it the May two four weekend - a two four being a 24 pack of beer.)

Our version of Veteran's day is celebrated on November 11, the day the first World War ended. Canada really grew from a former colony to an independant nation during that conflict.


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Veteran's Day, originally Armistice Day, ...

by deepsand In reply to May 25th, I believe.

is fixed everywhere that it's observed, by the 11NOV1**8 signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany, thus marking the official end of World War I.

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And, owing to a serendipitous coincidence, ...

by deepsand In reply to Now known as Memorial Day ...

it seemed an appropriate day to begin a thread so named.

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