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Re: OT: Remembrance Day

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2001, 18:09
Tristan Alexander McLeay scripsit:

> As far as I can tell, it's supposed to be 11.00 a.m. local time. That's > when it's always been done at school and such.
Ah. I was asking out of mere ignorance, since the silence is not observed in the U.S., where the day has been for many years called Veteran's Day, thus commemorating the living rather than the dead. (Note that "veteran" in the U.S. means any ex-serviceperson, not only one having long service.) 30 May is Memorial Day, on which the military dead are commemorated. Graves are decorated with flowers, typically by the families. -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan