Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
"In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible."
On November 11th, 1918 at 11 AM Paris time, the Armistice with Germany came into effect. World War I was ended on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day to be celebrated on November 11th, 1919. Seven years later, Congress would request that it be made into a national holiday, to be observed every year. In 1953 Al King began a campaign to make Armistice Day a day to celebrate all Veterans. One year later, President Eisenhower would sign in to law, a bill to make this day a national Holiday to celebrate the service of all of our Veterans.
On this day, America celebrates the service of all who have served our country, those living and those who have died. Other nations take this day to remember their fallen brethren in WWI. To those members of this forum who celebrate Remembrance Day, I invite you to join in the discussions. I am asking that we limit the scope of this thread to celebrating those who have served, and remembering those who have fallen. Political discussions would perhaps be better suited to take place in other threads.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On Novemeber 11th, 1921 an unidentified US serviceman from WWI was entombed there.
The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. On November 11th, 1920 an unidentified British serviceman from WWI was entombed in Westminster Abby.
The Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On May 28th, 2000 an unknown Canadian serviceman from WWI was buried here.