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November 11, 2006

take two today
posted by soe 10:56 am

Today is Veteran’s Day. Take two minutes to remember those who died long ago to protect our country and to save our world.

Take two minutes to think about those who are overseas right now. When I see their dead compatriots’ names and ages flash across my tv every Sunday, I am reminded of how young those in the military really are.

In England, every Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., the nation goes silent in honor of Remembrance Day. The whole country. TVs and radios cease broadcasting for two whole minutes. People pause, in silence, for 120 seconds, no matter where they are. Can we do the same thing? Can we take that amount of time out of our busy lives to stop and remember?

When those we need to remember have given so much, how can we not give so little?

I’m setting my cell phone now to remind me at 10:59.

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