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Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:31:08 »
Millennials are leading the stats suggesting more Canadians will attend Remembrance Day ceremonies this year. And CAF speaking programs may be a contributing factor. Good. 

http://torontosun.com/news/national/millennials-most-likely-to-attend-remembrance-day-ceremonies-poll

It seems that some older generations would rather just wear a poppy and not be bothered with attending a ceremony.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 10:11:32 »
Saw that, I wonder if the spike is caused by members of that generation going to Afghanistan and therefore they can relate to those veterans?

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 11:06:11 »
Saw that, I wonder if the spike is caused by members of that generation going to Afghanistan and therefore they can relate to those veterans?

I'd suspect that was part of the case.  When I was in school, the Remembrance Day ceremonies always had a part where they emphasized that the fallen were mostly young men.  Now, they don't need to be reminded of that. 

I think social media has a part to play as well in raising awareness. 
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 17:51:31 »
The Toronto Sun offers an opinion of the Prime Minister being one who will be skipping the Remembrance Day ceremonies. 

http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/1106-bonokoski

I hope/anticipate that the PM does find a way to appropriately mark the occasion at the appropriate local time.  But I can't disagree with the sentiment that 11 Nov is one of those days that the PM should be performing his public duty in Canada.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 17:59:23 »
The Remembrance Day Speaker Programme at schools may well be a large influence. I've been participating in that for many years. Many of the kids who've been beneficiaries of that are now out in the wild.

I'll be at my old high School's service on Thursday, and addressing the Grade Ten History Class on Friday.

I get more out of it than they do, though.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 18:12:32 »
Not surprised he's ditching his responsibilities like this.  Must be some awesome selfie opportunities there.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 17:33:45 »
When I was in school, the Remembrance Day ceremonies always had a part where they emphasized that the fallen were mostly young men.  Now, they don't need to be reminded of that. 

When I was in school ( 1959-1972 ) most of our fathers had been in the war. On one side or the other.

My 21 year old uncle was MIA/KIA over Occupied France, so through my father and grand-parents I remembered.

Toronto back then had a much smaller population than it does now, and the 6,160 Torontonians killed in the World Wars and Korea were still remembered by many during my school years.

When I saw this street map many years later, the impact on the city - and other places across Canada - became more clear,
https://globalnews.ca/news/932833/griefs-geography-mapping-torontonians-killed-three-wars/

They must have been hanging crepe up and down the streets.

I think social media has a part to play as well in raising awareness.

No social media when I went to school. But, my grandmother showed me the Western Union telegrams.


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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 20:40:57 »
Not surprised he's ditching his responsibilities like this.  Must be some awesome selfie opportunities there.

I was going to make a joke about Hanoi being picturesque but in hindsight it's not funny and neither is our PM jetting out of country before November 11th.

Cant help but think it's a calculated move to distance himself from the military.

Hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 21:49:49 »
The Toronto Sun offers an opinion of the Prime Minister being one who will be skipping the Remembrance Day ceremonies. 

http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/1106-bonokoski

I hope/anticipate that the PM does find a way to appropriately mark the occasion at the appropriate local time.  But I can't disagree with the sentiment that 11 Nov is one of those days that the PM should be performing his public duty in Canada.

I agree with your sentiment but I will lay off him if shows up and attends in Hong Kong to pay homage to soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, The Royal Regiment of Canada and the rest of the soldiers from that debacle.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 22:32:40 »
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 11:35:23 »
Going to my old high school to speak.  I've got the canned presentation, but then added picture and info at the end of every person I've known, in whatever form, that has died while in service since I've been in.  Also made a point of highlighting every casualty from my deployment - 18 deaths and 9 ramp ceremonies in 5 months.

The fact that there are still staff at the school that were working there when I was young, I think this current generation still has quite a link to everything that happened in the past 20 years.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 15:25:48 »
The Toronto Sun offers an opinion of the Prime Minister being one who will be skipping the Remembrance Day ceremonies. 

http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/1106-bonokoski

I hope/anticipate that the PM does find a way to appropriately mark the occasion at the appropriate local time.  But I can't disagree with the sentiment that 11 Nov is one of those days that the PM should be performing his public duty in Canada.

I agree with your sentiment but I will lay off him if shows up and attends in Hong Kong to pay homage to soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, The Royal Regiment of Canada and the rest of the soldiers from that debacle.

Not surprised he's ditching his responsibilities like this.  Must be some awesome selfie opportunities there.

I was going to make a joke about Hanoi being picturesque but in hindsight it's not funny and neither is our PM jetting out of country before November 11th.

Cant help but think it's a calculated move to distance himself from the military.

Hope I'm wrong.

I suppose it starts with the linked article opinion piece by Mark Bonokowski, but then, facts should never get in the way of expressing contrary opinions about those we dislike.  While Mr. Bonokowski seemingly went out of his way to avoid any mention of "why" the Prime Minister would not be attending Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa this year, one would think that at least someone on these means would have previously stated that Mr. Trudeau is attending the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders (read head of state/government) meeting before they insinuated that the current Prime Minister must surely have chosen these dates to be away because of some lack of feeling for the military and veterans.  Maybe we should pop into the time machine and go back to the occasions (two . . maybe more?) that the previous PM was also away attending the same forum over the Nov 11 timeframe.  How many complaints were made about him?

The APEC meetings have always been scheduled in the Sept to Nov time frame.  This year's is scheduled 10-11 Nov; at least one previous used the same dates and there have been a few others when the dates for the conference either began/ended the day before or day after Remembrance Day.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if the other countries in APEC had such affection for the few (minority) countries in the group that recognize Nov 11 as a day of national recognition that they took it into account when scheduling.  Even among that minority a couple have a date that is of greater import in recognizing their war dead (Australia - ANZAC Day, USA - Memorial Day); wonder what reactions are in those countries about their leaders being away on the Eleventh.

I suppose PM Trudeau could just tell his fellow leaders in APEC to "go f*** themselves because he has to attend a ceremony for a couple of hours in Ottawa" and that Canada doesn't really care about trade in the Pacific Rim.  Yeah, that works for me.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 15:28:51 »
I agree with your sentiment but I will lay off him if shows up and attends in Hong Kong to pay homage to soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, The Royal Regiment of Canada and the rest of the soldiers from that debacle.

It was The Royal Rifles of Canada, not The Royal Regiment of Canada. Slip of the fingers, I'm sure.

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2017, 15:48:56 »
I suppose it starts with the linked article opinion piece by Mark Bonokowski, but then, facts should never get in the way of expressing contrary opinions about those we dislike.  While Mr. Bonokowski seemingly went out of his way to avoid any mention of "why" the Prime Minister would not be attending Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa this year, one would think that at least someone on these means would have previously stated that Mr. Trudeau is attending the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders (read head of state/government) meeting before they insinuated that the current Prime Minister must surely have chosen these dates to be away because of some lack of feeling for the military and veterans.  Maybe we should pop into the time machine and go back to the occasions (two . . maybe more?) that the previous PM was also away attending the same forum over the Nov 11 timeframe.  How many complaints were made about him?

The APEC meetings have always been scheduled in the Sept to Nov time frame.  This year's is scheduled 10-11 Nov; at least one previous used the same dates and there have been a few others when the dates for the conference either began/ended the day before or day after Remembrance Day.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if the other countries in APEC had such affection for the few (minority) countries in the group that recognize Nov 11 as a day of national recognition that they took it into account when scheduling.  Even among that minority a couple have a date that is of greater import in recognizing their war dead (Australia - ANZAC Day, USA - Memorial Day); wonder what reactions are in those countries about their leaders being away on the Eleventh.

I suppose PM Trudeau could just tell his fellow leaders in APEC to "go f*** themselves because he has to attend a ceremony for a couple of hours in Ottawa" and that Canada doesn't really care about trade in the Pacific Rim.  Yeah, that works for me.

Well, you're not surprised either.  If l am, its because he has a valid hall pass.  Bet there's still some awesone selfie opportunities to be had nevertheless.   ;)

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 17:23:45 »
Going to my old high school to speak.  I've got the canned presentation, but then added picture and info at the end of every person I've known, in whatever form, that has died while in service since I've been in.  Also made a point of highlighting every casualty from my deployment - 18 deaths and 9 ramp ceremonies in 5 months.

The fact that there are still staff at the school that were working there when I was young, I think this current generation still has quite a link to everything that happened in the past 20 years.


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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2017, 19:03:48 »
I agree with your sentiment but I will lay off him if shows up and attends in Hong Kong to pay homage to soldiers of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, The Royal Regiment of Canada and the rest of the soldiers from that debacle.

Exactly what I was thinking, if his PR people were smart they work this in as a "surprise visit" to honour those troops. We will see if they are that smart.

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 09:45:39 »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/apec-trans-pacific-summit-leaders-1.4396312

I suppose PM Trudeau could just tell his fellow leaders in APEC to "go f*** themselves because he has to attend a ceremony for a couple of hours in Ottawa" and that Canada doesn't really care about trade in the Pacific Rim.  Yeah, that works for me.

It appears he cannot show to these important meetings either.  So much for his "needing to be there" argument, he doesn't seem to think he needs to be.  Guess he did indeed tell them to go f*** themselves.     :turkey:
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 10:01:02 »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/apec-trans-pacific-summit-leaders-1.4396312

It appears he cannot show to these important meetings either.  So much for his "needing to be there" argument, he doesn't seem to think he needs to be.   :turkey:
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 10:22:25 »
I'm going to my first Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial.
I am glad that the current PM will not be there.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 11:00:16 »
I didn't realize it was the PM's duty to be at the War Memorial downtown Ottawa on Remembrance Day every year without exception. I don't think the organizers of the APEC summit factored in the ceremonies at the war memorial into their planning cycle.

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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:01 »
I didn't realize it was the PM's duty to be at the War Memorial downtown Ottawa on Remembrance Day every year without exception. I don't think the organizers of the APEC summit factored in the ceremonies at the war memorial into their planning cycle.
I'm personally not concerned if he's there or not;  the ceremonies aren't about him (also I have several, more significant reasons to be unhappy with his governance).  I thought that the Sun opinion piece that started all this was a pretty pathetic effort, more appropriate to the Fox network.

My bashing in this thread is entirely because he's supposed  to be representing Canada at some high-stakes (for Canadian economy and employment) trade meetings;  given his previous lack of significant employment and his proclivity for selfies, I'm not remotely surprised that he considered the Facebook COO a more worthy use of his time.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 11:56:04 »
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I suppose PM Trudeau could just tell his fellow leaders in APEC to "go f*** themselves because he has to attend a ceremony for a couple of hours in Ottawa" and that Canada doesn't really care about trade in the Pacific Rim.  Yeah, that works for me.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/apec-trans-pacific-summit-leaders-1.4396312

ooops.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 12:01:46 »
I'm personally not concerned if he's there or not;  the ceremonies aren't about him (also I have several, more significant reasons to be unhappy with his governance).  I thought that the Sun opinion piece that started all this was a pretty pathetic effort, more appropriate to the Fox network.

My bashing in this thread is entirely because he's supposed  to be representing Canada at some high-stakes (for Canadian economy and employment) trade meetings;  given his previous lack of significant employment and his proclivity for selfies, I'm not remotely surprised that he considered the Facebook COO a more worthy use of his time.

I'm not sure what the 'previous lack of significant employment' means.  Is this an example of fake news?

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 12:11:01 »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/apec-trans-pacific-summit-leaders-1.4396312

It appears he cannot show to these important meetings either.  So much for his "needing to be there" argument, he doesn't seem to think he needs to be.  Guess he did indeed tell them to go f*** themselves.     :turkey:

Perhaps he's self medicating
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 12:38:59 »
My bashing in this thread is entirely because he's supposed  to be representing Canada at some high-stakes (for Canadian economy and employment) trade meetings;  given his previous lack of significant employment and his proclivity for selfies, I'm not remotely surprised that he considered the Facebook COO a more worthy use of his time.

Well, if you think teaching isn't significant employment... at least he's not a career politician like the leaders of the other two political parties.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 13:28:27 »
Well, if you think teaching isn't significant employment... at least he's not a career politician like the leaders of the other two political parties.

Personally, I'm still a die-hard Rhino supporter...

To be honest 3 years as part substitute teacher is not what I call good prep for leading the people of Canada, although perhaps it is.....especially in regards to his drama experience.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2017, 13:35:59 »

It appears he cannot show to these important meetings either.  So much for his "needing to be there" argument, he doesn't seem to think he needs to be.  Guess he did indeed tell them to go f*** themselves.     :turkey:

There was more than the TPP going on at APEC.  After all, only eleven of the twenty-one APEC nations (my numbers may be off one or two, but I'm too lazy at the moment to do the research) are still in TPP negotiations.  That being said, sometimes one has to be in location to tell others to go f*** themselves.  It can be a good negotiating tactic.  While there is probably more to the story, at first glance it appears that instead of the TPP negotiations collapsing because of Trudeau not showing up at the meeting, consensus on "core elements" (in public at least) has now been reached.  The intransigence of a few countries to accept these core elements as previously agreed to was supposedly one of the reason that he skipped the meeting.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tpp-apec-summit-talks-1.4396984
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TPP partners reach agreement on 'core elements' of Pacific trade deal, Canada says
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News  Posted: Nov 10, 2017 12:14 PM ET| Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017 1:27 PM ET

The 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries have reached an agreement on "core elements" of the trade pact, namely that all countries will adhere to strict labour and environment standards, a development Canada is championing as a major breakthrough after talks broke down earlier Friday.

A final agreement in principle is still in the works because the countries have not settled on all aspects of the deal.

The original TPP, which is currently under renegotiation after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled America out of the deal, included strong provisions that demanded all member countries eliminate child and forced labour, adopt and maintain laws and practices governing "acceptable conditions of work," and uphold the right to collective bargaining.

But some countries, including Malaysia and Vietnam, sought to opt out of such provisions during the talks, something Canada felt was untenable.

Those countries have now come back onside, International Trade Minister Philippe-Francois Champagne said, and have agreed to the terms of the original TPP.

"We got a better deal for Canada, we were also able to enhance the progressive elements — as the prime minister says you don't do trade in the 21st century like you did before," he said.

All countries have agreed now to implement regulations around minimum wages, hours of work and occupational safety and health, for example, something the original TPP called for.

Champagne said if a country does not adhere to these requirements as called for in the agreement, any country could haul another offending partner in front of a trade tribunal, and they would be subject to the dispute resolution process.

The 11 partner countries have now put "four specific items" aside to allow for further negotiations, notably chapters relating to rules of origin, which includes automotive parts, before a deal is signed.

The chapter relating to intellectual property has been "suspended," which means, in plain terms, that it will no longer be part of a renegotiated TPP, a victory for Canada as many companies — notably Blackberry's former CEO Jim Balsillie — were worried about that chapter.

Canada is also pushing partners to change provisions relating to culture. Canada said the other 10 countries did "affirm the right of each party to preserve, develop and implement its cultural policies," but specifics have yet to be finalized.

Some observers have warned the text of the original TPP, negotiated by the former Conservative government and ultimately signed by the Liberals shortly after they took office, would undermine the federal government's promotion of Canadian culture through funding for artists and financial support for film production, periodicals and public broadcasting.

The original TPP deal included weaker protections for cultural industries than in other trade treaties, including NAFTA and CETA, the Canada-EU free trade deal.

The preamble to TPP recognized the rights of countries to regulate certain sectors — public health, safety, the environment — but notably left cultural industries off the list, a departure for Canada, which, under governments of all political stripes, has pushed for a lot of leeway for federal and provincial governments alike to support cultural industries without fear of reprisal at a trade tribunal.

Canada blamed for delay

Earlier Friday, a planned meeting of TPP countries was unexpectedly cancelled after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau skipped the event when bilateral talks with his Japanese counterpart ended in disagreement.

Liberal government officials refuted international reports — notably from Australian and New Zealand news outlets — that suggested Canada alone was to blame for delayed TPP talks.

At the time, a spokesperson for the prime minister said there was no consensus between the 11 member countries.

Now, we just have to wait and see if the deal holds, or if the Canadian version of unfolding events is correct.  If so, then "well played".  However, I'm still not a total fan of the TPP as it is currently written.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2017, 14:15:18 »
Well, if you think teaching isn't significant employment...
Are you referring to his occasional stint as a substitute math teacher when a full-time teacher called in sick, or his time as a snowboarding and white-water rafting instructor?
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2017, 14:31:27 »
And to temporarily suspend the time honoured sport of Trudeau insulting, a brief return to what he will be doing on Remembrance Day in terms of ceremony attendance.

https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/11/09/update-itinerary-november-10-and-11-2017

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 14:52:39 »
Are you referring to his occasional stint as a substitute math teacher when a full-time teacher called in sick, or his time as a snowboarding and white-water rafting instructor?

He was a teacher.  I get it, you have an issue with the PM. If you have a problem with him being a teacher as well, that's your own personal issue.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2017, 15:08:10 »
He was a teacher.  I get it, you have an issue with the PM. If you have a problem with him being a teacher as well, that's your own personal issue.
Well gosh, that's pretty magnanimous of you. Thank you for allowing me my opinion.

However, my "issue" is not remotely with teachers -- I actually know a few --it's believing that governing the country requires more skill-sets than are acquired as a snowboard instructor.

"He's just not ready"... still.  Obviously.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2017, 17:42:48 »
In retrospect (and apology) I shouldn't have suggested he planned to miss remembrance day on purpose or that it was calculated.
I firmly believe his PR team (I'm not sure the polite word or term for handlers?) are very good at what they do, that's all. If he's out of the country for 11 November I'm confident his team planned something clever.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2017, 19:38:17 »
And to temporarily suspend the time honoured sport of Trudeau insulting, a brief return to what he will be doing on Remembrance Day in terms of ceremony attendance.

https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/11/09/update-itinerary-november-10-and-11-2017

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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2017, 19:55:38 »
 :rofl:  the weapons of mass destruction can't be found...... Loved that search result back in the Bush leagues too

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2017, 20:41:00 »
Link comes up as

Well, you could have continued reading the next line which said "◾Return to the home page" and then opened "Itinerary for Saturday, November 11, 2017", or . . .

Try   https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/itineraries  and open 11 November.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2017, 10:35:22 »
You're right, I could have. Thanks for the help.  I was reading some interesting stuff about the dealing going on over there but I'll save it for a more appropriate thread.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 17:41:39 »
As mentioned a quick trip to Hong Kong to remember our losses there would have hit the right tone and be worth a lot of brownie points with wavering voters, his staff decided to let a opportunity slide on by. These meetings are planned months in advance, telling others that you won't be available for 2 days to take part in a national ceremony would be accepted and accommodated.   

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« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 18:23:02 »
I think the Apple didn't fall far from the tree with his views on the military.  Like father, like son.

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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2017, 05:52:29 »
On a more positive note, it is warming to see an increase in Millennials (or indeed anyone) attending Remembrance day ceremonies, and it certainly goes against a lot of decades worth of anti-war and anti military "narrative", so the fact people are slowly rejecting the narrative is good to know.

I always like to go back to my namesake on Remembrance day, and think on the meaning of the "Funeral Oration", especially this part:

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Lets hope that they are perhaps becoming those men and women with "a spirit of adventure" as well.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2017, 16:17:23 »

I gave a 40min presentation to about 100 7/8 graders at the local school......As I was setting up, the teacher admits to me 'You know, when I tell them about Afghanistan I tell them about how it was peacekeeping'......me, thinking about the helmet cam video of a .50 firing from our rooftop OP during a TIC.." Yeah it wasn't really peacekeeping, you have to make peace (through superior firepower I thought to myself) in order to keep it....."

I gave a 40-minute talk to 150 kids (not sure of the age range, but probably 15 to 18) and didn't once mention peacekeeping other than to say that today Remembrance Day is to honour the fallen of WWI, WWII and all subsequent wars and peacekeeping operations. I made no bones about what goes on overseas and included a video of my callsign almost being blown up.

What really impacted these kids was when I mentioned that not all those killed on my deployment were career army; especially noting that one was a high school teacher and one was barely out of high school (I actually had one of the teachers thank me for mentioning Zach McCormack as she knew the family). I think that got to them more than some 70-year old from the Legion telling them a lot of the dead in WWII were not much older than them.

This year it seemed that more of the kids (and teachers) thanked me than when I did this two years ago...but it was a significantly bigger school.
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Re: Millennials leading increased Remembrance Day attendance
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2018, 20:18:39 »
On a more positive note, it is warming to see an increase in Millennials (or indeed anyone) attending Remembrance day ceremonies, and it certainly goes against a lot of decades worth of anti-war and anti military "narrative", so the fact people are slowly rejecting the narrative is good to know.

Excellent quote from your namesake, but I have a bit of a different view on how young Canadians view Nov 11. I don't think the current interest is completely new. When I was still in uniform, at least as far back as the late 90's, Remembrance Day speakers were in big demand at schools wherever I was posted.  For example, in the 416-905 (that shocking hive of unpatriotic, multiculturalist, urban latte-sipping elites and whiny self-absorbed suburbanites), I never spoke at a single school where we were not treated with respect and attentiveness by students and staff alike. It was always a great spirit refresher.
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