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#1 MuseumWorker



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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:57 AM

Watch the video, it's pretty interesting.The next time you see a person in our arm forces or a Veteran Give them the sign:Click on the url below to watch the video:
The Gratitude Campaign

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:16 AM

this is great, i have sent the link to everyone i know!

thanks MW!
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:12 AM

Nice initiative. Thread pinned.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 08:01 AM

It's a nice initiative. These positive gestures can do a lot of good and don't cost anything.


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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:30 PM

Nice! Watched the video, hope it get all full attention which does deserve it.





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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:43 PM

Agreed. Great video and thanks for posting it as well.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:46 PM

I received this via email. Very nice.


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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:42 PM

A nice gesture, litterally.

Here in Canada we do it a bit differently, using the " thumbs up " gesture, made famous by Hockey Night in Canada's " commentator, Don Cherry . That signal goes back to WW2 military use, to indicate that " every thing is OK ".

We also have had a series of events here, where Canadian National Hockey League teams have encouraged their season ticket holders to "give up your seat for a soldier " , so that CF members who are about to go to Afghanistan were given free tickets to attend the games. The Toronto Maple Leafs fans gave up over 7,000 sats in a 19,000 seat arena for the soldiers.

Via rail ( our national passenger rail service), is offering FREE travel for all CF members , AND their families, this summer. It is very common for CF members to have their meals bought for them, in cafes and resturants, by citizens. At Tim Horton's a national chain of coffee and donut shops, CF members in uniform are : " first in line " for take out service, and many TH managers will say "your money is no good here today " or someone else in line will buy for them.

When we do loose a man/woman in the Sandbox, it is front page news all across Canada, and the media covers it live when the casket arrives back at CFB Trenton. The 401 highway, from Trenton to Toronto, all 110 kilometres of it, is lined with Canadians, paying their respects. There are 50 overpasses along the funeral route, and ALL of them are lined with people , standing silently, as the procession passes by with it's 6 Ontario Provincial Police escort cars. The OPP also closes each on ramp on the 401, as the funeral procession comes along, so there are no cars near the funeral group .

When the funeral gets to Toronto, to go to the Coroner's building, where an official autopsy will be conducted, the Toronto Police service closes all the intersections along the city route, with a officer standing at attention in the intersection , as the procession pases thru . The public stop and stand at attention, sllently.

That is how we "say thank you" to our dead.

Jim Bunting. Toronto.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:37 PM

Looks to me a dignified way to say Thank You.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:13 PM

really nice
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:54 PM

Cant see the video here, using Safari. Is the video still up?

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:11 PM

A nice gesture, litterally.

Here in Canada we do it a bit differently, using the " thumbs up " gesture, made famous by Hockey Night in Canada's " commentator, Don Cherry . That signal goes back to WW2 military use, to indicate that " every thing is OK ".

Jim Bunting. Toronto.

Grapes has gotten me choked up more than once the last few years during Coaches Corner. I wish more people in the media whom have a platform would take the opportunity to do what he does. Those who watch HNIC know that its a very short 1st intermission program thats fast paced with alot of the weeks hockey highlights crammed in a few minutes, but Don always takes the time to give his respects for his fellow countrymen.

Not trying to change the topics subject, i do enjoy thanking veterans & active service members when i get a chance. At 1st it may feel awkward to some, but afterwards you'll be glad you did, and you may take with you a great piece of history or better yet a friend.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:12 AM

This video is so touching...
I think the guy's that do this came to my school, called themselved the "Grata-dude's" ( Messed up). They told us about this...
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:15 PM

Here where I live there are quite a few WW2 veterans and I have seen several wearing "Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941" hats. I make it a point to throw those men and women a salute. I don't give a good Godd**n that I am not in uniform; they simply deserve it of me and every soul they meet.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:22 PM

Great idea

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:35 PM

Perhaps it's because I am Canadian but I have never heard of this campaign before. Great initiative though!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:51 PM


Sine I there on sixth June 1944 I will try to explain what my men want. I told my Grandaughter this. We want not your treasure or your glory; we just you to never forget.

Thank you and God Bless,

As Ever,

Walter L. Marlowe
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

They shall not be forgotten neither by my generations, nor by my kids and if they educate their kids correctly they will pass on the Sacrifice of the Greatest Generation to their future kids too. :poppy:


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:44 AM

To never to forget..That is what my grandpa said when at a family get together and the conversation was about his time during the war in 1943..all he would really say is that sacrifices were made and many families lost their loved ones and that is something that we can never forget..we did our duty...God Bless you and thank you..we will not ever forget..
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:08 AM

I forwarded this link to my friends.
This soldiers are the living heroes of our generation.
I know how it feel to be far away from the family,
but they still choose to serve the country and there
fellow men.

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#21 James Cox

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

THis is great.
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:46 AM

what are the borders line for vichy?

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:53 AM

google with "ligne de démarcation" and you"ll get your answer.


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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:20 AM

I do try and say thank you to those that I see. At the post office the other day this WWII vet and I were kinda standing at the door insisting that the other go first lol. I think he should've gone :) but I guess ladies first still works for him.
I also wanted to say thanks to all of you on here, for bringing me more information about the war, but especially to all of those who are/were members of the armed forces.
Really. Thank you so much.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:13 PM

thats great man. i havent been on for months but that was something good to come back to
James says hello to you today!!!

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