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Memorial Day Open Thread

| May 25, 2020 | 40 Comments
Memorial Day Open Thread

Happy Memorial Day! This day memorializes those who died in combat, or as a result of combat. Others expand this definition to include other causes of death related to active duty. A unifying theme for these definitions involves dying while in service.

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Weekend Open Thread

| May 22, 2020 | 106 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

May 22 is National Maritime Day. In 1819, the first steam-powered ship embarked on a transatlantic voyage. Both this ship and the first nuclear-powered merchant ship were named Savannah. Today, it celebrates the maritime professions. Enjoy your weekend.

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Random Open Thread

| May 19, 2020 | 75 Comments
Random Open Thread

Stories? Thoughts? Links to stories you recommend for posting? Links to anything in general? Think someone (veteran or nonveteran) is a blue falcon and you want to light their rear end here? Have at it. You guys author this thread.

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Weekend Open Thread

| May 15, 2020 | 115 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

Peace Officers Memorial Day is today, May 15. This day is similar in concept to Memorial Day, but for law enforcement. Federal, state, and local peace officers who died or became disabled in the line of duty are remembered. Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day.  Enjoy your weekend.

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Weekend Open Thread

| May 8, 2020 | 119 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

Victory in Europe Day (1945). Seventy-five years ago today, the Nazis unconditionally surrendered. A few months later, Japan would surrender and World War II would come to an end. Enjoy your weekend.

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Weekend Open Thread

| May 1, 2020 | 111 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

Welcome to the month of May! A third of the year is already behind us. Today is Loyalty Day and May Day. May the fourth be with you on Monday and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekend Open Thread

| April 24, 2020 | 118 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

Today is Arbor Day. One emphasis for this day is tree planting. Don’t want to participate? We always have squirrels and other animals that collect nuts. They do not always remember where they bury these nuts. Or, these nut collectors end up becoming casualties. Result? Some of these nuts sprout. Enjoy your weekend.

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Weekend Open Thread

| April 17, 2020 | 128 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

This Sunday, April 19, is the Octave of Easter, the 8th day of Easter. According to Wikipedia, Pope John Paul II designated the second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. He referenced Maria Faustina Kowalska’s (St. Faustina) diary entry. She claimed that Jesus assured her of remissions of sins and punishments for those who […]

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