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Remembrance; Veteran’s Day is complicated…*

November 9, 2014 0 Comments

November. Conscious of and indebted to the efforts of veterans worldwide – I remember. An American expat living in Ireland, in matters of politics I have pacifist leanings. I am, however, untroubled by a passion for honouring the military and sacrifices made on my behalf. Generations of sacrifices. American veterans, British veterans, Canadian, German, Irish, […]

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Dear Geraldine, about Remembrance Day

November 29, 2010 1 Comment

While we’ve never met I felt compelled to write. I read your letter in the Irish News and I am sorry it was a problem for you to have your children participate in Remembrance Day activities at school. First let me offer that what I say is coloured by a the fact that while Irish […]

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Community…On Remembrance, Poppies & Homelands

November 2, 2010 1 Comment

November. Conscious of and indebted to the efforts of veterans worldwide – I remember. An American expat living in Ireland, in matters of politics I have pacifist leanings. I am, however, untroubled by my passion for honouring the military and sacrifices made on my behalf. Generations of sacrifices. American veterans, British veterans, Canadian, German, Italian, […]

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