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Just Baffles I That People Still Do NOT Get ‘Memorial Day’ — & That Includes Trump.

by Anura Guruge

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The above was my post from LAST year. I reminded folks that ‘Memorial Day‘ is NOT a happy holiday. It is a day for commemoration, reflection, respect & humility.

I, as invariably happens each year, have been beside myself with people just NOT getting what ‘Memorial Day’ is all about.

It is ‘Memorial Day’. NOT “Veteran’s Day“. There is a HUGE difference.

But, if Trump is confused ….

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by Anura Guruge

Stock Markets Being Open On Veterans Day Is Insulting — There Should Be Legislation Against It.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and be enraged. From “Investor’s Business Daily”. Google for plenty more.

This is just plain wrong. There is no reason or rationale for this. Schools are closed and it is a Federal holiday. But, the stocks markets are open. That is a travesty.

Yes, I am an frequent, avid and compulsive trader. Yes, I did three four trades today. Fidelity has me ranked and classed as an ‘Active Trader’ in that, per their records, I do more than 150 trades a year. BUT, I would be FINE, just fine if the stock markets were closed on Veterans Day. There is no need for them to be open. The global financial world would NOT crumble if the NYSE & NASDAQ were closed for two days in November — the other, of course, being Thanksgiving.

I am surprised that this has not been dealt with before. Time for this to end.

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by Anura Guruge


Free Entrance To All U.S. National Parks, Including ‘Acadia’, This Veterans Day Weekend, November 11 – 12, 2017.

by Anura Guruge

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It is late in the season, but it should still be quite nice in Acadia — it ALWAYS is, by definition. I just checked the weather for YOU; it will be in the low 40s, BUT no rain! Yes, that will be a bit chilly but pleasant if you are bundled up.

Just a heads up.

I know that many think it is a SPORT to visit Acadia without paying the Entrance Fee. And I understand. But, the Parks can do with the money especially since they are under attack by ‘Agent Orange‘. This way you don’t have to avoid paying the entrance fee. You can explore for FREE — morally and legally. {Smile}

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by Anura Guruge

November 11 Is First & Foremost ‘Armistice Day’ — Remembrance, Poppy & Veterans Days Ensued.

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by Anura Guruge


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World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time

on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.


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Netanyahu Not Staying For Veterans Day — Israel Does Not ‘Mark’ Nov. 11 U.S. Veterans Day / Remembrance Day.

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by Anura Guruge

Not sure whether Netanyahu would be been invited
to Arlington National Cemetery for Veterans Day.

But he is NOT taking any chances. He will NOT be in the U.S.
Leaving Tuesday night. Interesting.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From haaretz.com/israel-news/. Netanyahu is leaving after he speaks at the U.N. on Tuesday.

Israel, as I had found out from my friend, Itzik,
does NOT mark November 11 as Veterans Day or Remembrance Day.

Kind of makes sense when I think about it.
It did NOT exist during WW I or WW II.
So on that score it makes sense.
But I would have thought they would join the
WW II allies who in one form or other mark November 11.

Obviously INDIVIDUAL Israelis can and DO
honor November 11, Veterans Day.


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This is the Israeli equivalent of Veterans Day/Memorial Day.
Yom Hazikaron



From Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Hazikaron. Click to ENLARGE and read here.

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