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I read to much History.

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JerryD

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I'm guessing it has to do with the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Remembrance Day in Canada, Veterans Day in the US) and Flanders Field:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By Lt Col John McCrae
 

Anybodyhome

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I spent 20 years in the military and I retired almost 27 years ago on December 1, 1993. As much crap as I got involved in, as much time as I spent at sea, you'd think I'd been through it all.
But, this past Veteran's Day, November 11, 2020, after COVID had been kicking my ass for the better part of 10 days, EMS showed up and took me to the hospital, where I spent the day getting IVs, steroid treatments, poked and prodded and breathing treatments.
Here I am almost a week later and I finally made it back to work, although on a somewhat limited schedule while I try to regain my strength.
This is no joke- please stay home and stay safe.