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.
     
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    I'll remember the 5th of November and now the 11th.
     
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    As a 24-year veteran I should have known that! However, I've been too obsessed with comets. ;)

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    It may be on the 12th, depending on your time/date zone.

    Pay attention, people!
     
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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 :(
     
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    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 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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    I always thought Halloween was a American thing

    I live guy Fawkes (bonfire) niggt
     
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    Halloween is American, but perhaps influenced by British settlers.
     
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    Remembrance Day here in Canada. Red Poppies, Flander's Field, Final Post. I always head down to cenotaph to pay my respects.
     
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    Catholic spain destroy our governance and leave us open for invasion:rolleyes:

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    i think halloween was influenced by all that ***** up **** around salem
     

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