VE Day Celebrations

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  1. jayoldschool

    jayoldschool Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I'm sad. I was supposed to be in the Netherlands this week with students to commemorate the liberation as well as VE day. The students were looking forward to it for a year and a half.
     
  2. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    That sucks man. My bucket list includes visits to Juno Beach, Dieppe and the Netherlands.
     
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  3. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    It still means something to me. My wife and I are too young but our families were directly affected by the war, as were many others'.

    My next door neighbor passed on about 5 years ago. Before he died his company were all awarded the congressional medal.

    I guess to me WW II was the most important war in history, and Im very very thankful to those that fought.
     
  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Same here, my parents both grew up during WWII. Like so many others of their generation, they're gone now and the link to the past is weaker.
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    re you near Brighton?
     
  6. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    If my dad had not gone off to war, I'd probably be 5 or 6 years older than I am...thanks old man!
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I'm about 230 miles to the north, we don't consider that to be close, but you may.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Just a 4 hour drive. 2 if you have the right car. :D
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    I was asking because my daughter went to the university of Brighton for a few semesters. The plan was give her some time to get settled and my wife and I Would take our dream vacation there. But 911 hit and ruined that , my daughter and friends were scared to death with the uncertainty with what happened. Anyway she said the people of England and Ireland watch over and treated these kids great .
     
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    We have lots of overseas students at Sheffield's two universities normally, but it's very quiet in the city at the moment.

    With the roads pretty clear at the moment maybe, under normal circumstances you would need a helicopter to make those times. :). Luckily, I've been to Brighton and will never need to go there again.;)
     
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    When you have a 94 year old Monarch who served in the war and remembers the day with a UK wide speech it's pretty difficult not to remember the occasion.
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Lambretta or Vespa:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    That reminds me, I need a new hairdryer...

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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Didn't think you lot bothered with washingo_O
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    You're claiming to think now? Does it hurt? :p
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Well, to be fair he did say "didn't think".:D
     
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    A timely reminder of the sacrifices our grandparents made to defeat the nazis.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    You're right of course. If he started thinking he could become dangerous. :D
     
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    Even in Germany we're glad the Nazis didn't win in the end.
     
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