Remember, Remember the 11th of November

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It's also Veterans Day, a federal holiday enacted to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans.
As a 24-year veteran I should have known that! However, I've been too obsessed with comets. ;)

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I'll remember the 5th of November and now the 11th.
It may be on the 12th, depending on your time/date zone.

Pay attention, people!
 

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I'll remember the 5th of November and now the 11th.
It confuddled my brain for a moment there too......

The 5th of november...... the day that potentially the best thing to happen to british government in britains histroy, failed to happen :(
 

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It confuddled my brain for a moment there too......

The 5th of november...... the day that potentially the best thing to happen to british government in britains histroy, failed to happen :(
The Gunpowder Plot led to Guy Fawke's Night which some believe inspired (or influenced) Halloween.
 

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Just for some fun... Sorry to blanks some words as I don't want to offend anyone

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament
Three score barrels of powder below
Poor old England to overthrow
By God's providence he was catched
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holloa boys, holloa boys
God save the King!
Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!

A penny loaf to feed ol' Pope
A farthing cheese to choke him
A pint of beer to rinse it down
A ****** of sticks to burn him
Burn him in a tub of tar
Burn him like a blazing star
Burn his body from his head
Then we'll say ol' **** is dead.
Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!
 

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It's also Veterans Day, a federal holiday enacted to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans.
It started as Armistice Day, to remember the end of "The Great War" (WW I): ending at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month.
 

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It confuddled my brain for a moment there too......

The 5th of november...... the day that potentially the best thing to happen to british government in britains histroy, failed to happen :(
Catholic spain destroy our governance and leave us open for invasion:rolleyes:

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Halloween is American, but perhaps influenced by British settlers.
i think halloween was influenced by all that ***** up **** around salem
 
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