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    Default 2O14 All-Server VETERANS DAY Event - TUESDAY NOV 11, 3PM & 9PM EST GHALLANDA HOUSE D


    UPDATE: Check out the videos we created for and played at our event, as well as the transcript (5 consecutive posts) starting here!

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    ALL HANDS ON DECK!
    We hereby invite the DDO community, throughout the world, and from ALL SERVERS of Eberron proper to our Veterans Day Ceremony this year.


    DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

    TIME: 3PM and 9PM EASTERN ---> Click to convert the time into YOUR TIMEZONE - First Event Second Event

    WHERE: Ghallanda House Deneith's Temple of the Sovereign Host


    A few things have remained a constant here in DDO since 2005. The worldwide community of gamers, daytime and nightly D&D adventuring, the camaraderie of young and old, and a commitment to welcome the armed forces community, family, friends into the fold. Turbine may have created this game, but its those of us that have taken this a step further... that come back to play in the world of Dungeons & Dragons time and time again,to share a camaraderie thats more than skin deep, that continue to make DDO a special place.


    The Tyrs Paladium guild, a guild filled with many proud veterans from many nations, once again wishes to welcome all to join us to pay tribute to veterans, and their families from the United States, as well as those from nations around the world, who've risked life and limb to fight for human dignity and freedom. We gather solely to further our cause, of appreciation to those who put their lives on the line each and every day, to allow us to awake yet another day, to hug our families, our kids, our parents, and do whatever it is we want to do.

    This is the longest running, most witnessed event in DDO history, thanks to all who've attended over the years. As long as there is a demand and DDO servers, we'll be there.


    * If you do not already reside on Ghallanda, all you need to do is roll a fresh toon on Ghallanda... contact me privately for precise instruction if necessary.


    This is for our brave soldiers, and their families. I hope to see some of you there!! /Salute


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    We highly recommend that you give a little bit of your time and resources to your local community's veteran's association/organization if you are able. Veterans and their families can benefit directly in various ways.

    One of my favorite organizations I got involved with the past two years is:



    This year we'll be sending a video of our event oversees directly to US and ally troops, as well as to members of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games which is a sports and rehabilitation program for
    military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems.



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    It's so nice that you do this every year. There's a parade song in mind as I read this, but I don't know the name of it. I will try to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tscheuss View Post
    It's so nice that you do this every year. There's a parade song in mind as I read this, but I don't know the name of it. I will try to be there.
    Oooh, is that the one that goes Dat-daa-da-dut-daa... da-da-da-da-dA-DA!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillea View Post
    Oooh, is that the one that goes Dat-daa-da-dut-daa... da-da-da-da-dA-DA!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tscheuss View Post
    Not the one I was thinking of but yours fits better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tscheuss View Post
    It's so nice that you do this every year. There's a parade song in mind as I read this, but I don't know the name of it. I will try to be there.
    That's awesome Tscheuss. Thanks for the effort and will be great seeing you again this year at the event!

    Yeah, there's so many military songs I wouldnt have even tried to guess

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    If i can, i'll check out your guys server and drop by. My girls & some young marines help clean veterans park here in KS today. Everyone in service makes me proud, keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astarii View Post
    If i can, i'll check out your guys server and drop by. My girls & some young marines help clean veterans park here in KS today. Everyone in service makes me proud, keep up the good work
    Oh hey that's really nice of you. Look forward to seeing ya there Astarii!

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    Our event this year is dedicated to this very special human being, who fought in World War II, who earned this Medal of Honor, yet didn't fire a single shot, wouldn't even carry his weapon... Thank you for showing nearly inhuman bravery Corporal Desmond Doss. We're going to tell his incredible story this November 11. Don't miss it!



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    We are going to pay tribute to CPL. Nathan Cirillo, who was cowardly shot while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. Since the terrorist attack in Canada that took his life, there's been such an outpouring of support. One particular showing really is worth detailing, an incredible statement of support by American and Canadian Hero, and 5 time Purple Heart recipient Major Sinke.





    Major Ralph “Fox” Sinke Jr.
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    I will be proud to attend.
    Thank you as always for your unwavering support
    To the brave veterans of all nations.

    /Salute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekki View Post
    I will be proud to attend.
    Thank you as always for your unwavering support
    To the brave veterans of all nations.

    /Salute.
    Great, look forward to seeing you again Bekki! Thank you for your service, and of course for the help and support you've given to our little gathering each year. /Salute.

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    ** Please excuse my typo in the thread title. We are meeting on Veterans Day, which falls on a TUESDAY this year, not Monday as originally posted...

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    Default St. Dunstan's - The House of Miracles

    A great charity in the UK for blind Veterans.



    St Dunstan's, the world famous organization for blind servicemen, was founded in early 1915, "when few people thought it possible that a blind person could lead a happy and useful life." Its founder Sir Arthur Pearson, himself blind, was a remarkable man, and "although no one then realized it, the blind man's world would never be the same, after the formation of St Dunstan's" said lan Fraser, who was Pearson's second in command and had lost his sight on the Somme.

    On Christmas Day 1915, The Illustrated London News informed its readers that, "in a corner of London's most beautiful park is a house where miracles are worked." It was to this house that soldiers and sailors were brought who had suffered the cruelest injury that war could inflict, they had been blinded. The house was in Regent's Park and it was St Dunstan's Hostel.

    The world famous organization housed in the park issued a number of fund-raising picture postcards during the Great War. This post is to honor St Dunstan's work, and attempt to describe the establishment of St Dunstan's and its activities through the postcards it published during that time.



    A Victoria Cross hero - Captain Angus Buchanan

    One of the residents at St Dunstan's was Victoria Crossholder Captain Angus Buchanan, who received the decoration after he rescued "under heavy machine?gun fire" two wounded soldiers trapped in No?Man's Land.Buchanan was the only V.C. holder to be blinded in the Great War and St Dunstan'ssaluted him by issuing a postcard featuring this brave man.



    This card was the first in a set of three and was dedicated to Captain Angus Buchanan V.C., who studied braille and typewriting at St Dunstan's. He was a student at Oxford university when the war broke out and in 1919 went back there to study law. He became articled to a firm of solicitors in Gloucestershire. In 1942, he told Ian Frazer, "I am still very fit and have plenty to do." He died two years later.

    As terrible and bloody battles raged on the Somme in thesummer and autumn of 1916, more battle?blinded soldiers came under the care ofSt Dunstan's. It was probably in the late summer of 1916 that the organizationissued a set of five postcards.






    "BLINDED FOR YOU" A splendid and moving picture by R.Caton Woodville, which brings to life the noise and confusion of battle and theunseen danger lying in wait for a blinded soldier. Woodville, a painter in oils and watercolors, traveled extensively, often reporting from the battle?front.For instance, he observed the Russo?Turkish War of 1878, the Egyptian War of1882, the Anglo/Boer War and the Great War. His illustrations regularly appeared in The Illustrated London News.



    "PALS." It seems the wholesale use of guide dogs forblind ex?servicemen did not begin until the early 1930s. Apparently, many ofthe men had been reluctant to use them, because of the pre?war image of the blind beggar and his dog. Perhaps this card was meant to change peoples opinion.



    "WHENNIGHT SETS IN THE SUN IS DOWN." This card Caton Woodville's hauntingpainting which depicted a blind soldier being led away in the aftermath ofbattle, while in the background shadowy figures tend to the dead and wounded. Amemorable picture.



    "YOU'VE NOT SAID HOW I'VE GROWED, DADDY!" This was Thomas Henry's impression of a blinded officer returning to his family. The text on the reverse of the card reads, "The ever increasing difficulties experienced by the blind women employees of the National Institute for the Blind in finding suitable lodgings for themselves has led the Council to provide a Hostel for their use at 38 and 40 Langham Street,W."

    In 1961, lan Fraser said, "Men whose sight had been damaged in the early days of the [1914-18) war, who had left hospital then with an adequate amount of vision, and when sight had since deteriorated to the point of blindness, would eventually nearly double our numbers.

    "Up to the present - and the list is still not closed - we have had over 2,900 men who lost their sight through service in the First World War... Some good comes out of evil, and even war itself has produced its highlights of human conduct. Britain, and indeed the whole world, is the better for the existence of St Dunstan's, and its message will go on."

    Sir Arthur Pearson, who died 1921, would have been pleased to know that the idea which inspired "The House of Miracles" is still alive and active today.

    Check out http://www.blindveterans.org.uk
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    Default CT Fletcher Tribute to Veterans

    Just three more days. Hope to see ya'll there!

    Today we have a tribute dedicated to Veterans and their families. This project is comprised completely of legendary bodybuilder and motivational speaker CT Fletcher's Fans that are Veterans or currently enlisted in the military.

    All branches of the military are represented from all parts of the world. CT Fletcher being a veteran himself, has a special place in his heart for military members.

    All branches, all soldiers around the world who fight for freedom and human dignity, all members throughout all time, WE SALUTE YOU!




    "Honor To The Soldier And Sailor Everywhere, Who Bravely Bears His Country’s Cause, Honor, Also, To The Citizens Who Cares For His Brother In The Field And Serves, As He Best Can, The Same Cause." - Abraham Lincoln


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    My Step Dad sent this to me without stating what day it aired so I hope I am not breaking any rules by posting this without the exat date it was shown on T.V.

    ARLINGTON CEMETERY

    Jeopardy
    Question:

    On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was

    "How many steps does the guard take during his
    walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?"
    All three contestants missed it!

    This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance .
    Fascinating. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


    1.
    How many steps does the guard take during his
    walk across the tomb of the Unknowns
    and why?



    21
    steps:
    It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which
    is the highest honor given any military or foreign
    dignitary.



    2.
    How long does he hesitate after his about face
    to begin his return
    walk and why?



    21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1


    3.
    Why are his gloves wet?


    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his
    grip on the rifle.



    4.
    Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and, if not, why not?

    He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.


    5.
    How often are the guards changed?


    Guards
    are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.



    6.
    What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

    For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he
    must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.


    They
    must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb,
    live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot
    drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of
    their lives. They cannot swear in public for the
    rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the
    uniform or the tomb in any way.


    After
    two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that
    is worn on
    their lapel signifying they
    served as guard of the tomb. There are only
    400 presently worn. The guard must obey
    these rules for the rest of their
    lives or
    give up the wreath pin.


    The
    shoes are specially made with very thick soles
    to keep the heat and cold from their feet.
    There are metal heel plates that extend to
    the top
    of the shoe in order to make the loud click as
    they come

    to a halt.

    There are no
    wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards
    dress for duty
    in front of a full-length
    mirror.

    The first six months of duty a
    guard cannot talk to anyone nor
    watch TV.
    All off duty time is spent studying the 175
    notable people laid
    to rest in
    Arlington National Cemetery .
    A guard must memorize who they are and where
    they are interred. Among the notables are:

    President Taft,
    Joe Lewis {the boxer}
    Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most
    decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.
    Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty..
    ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

    In
    2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was
    approaching Washington ,
    DC , our
    US Senate/House took 2 days
    off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC
    evening news, it was reported that because of
    the dangers from the
    hurricane, the military
    members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb
    of
    the Unknown Soldier were given permission
    to suspend the assignment. They

    respectfully declined the offer, "No way,
    Sir!" Soaked to the skin,
    marching in the
    pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that
    guarding
    the Tomb was not just an assignment,


    it was the highest honor that can be
    afforded
    to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled
    continuously,
    24/7, since 1930.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesis View Post
    My Step Dad sent this to me without stating what day it aired so I hope I am not breaking any rules by posting this without the exat date it was shown on T.V.

    ARLINGTON CEMETERY..
    Awesome Nesis, thanks for sharing!!!

    Will you be able to make it to the event on Ghallanda tomorrow?

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    Default Let Your Guildies Know! 11/11/14 3PM & 9PM EST. Ghallanda's House Deneith. TotSH.

    The Tyrs Paladium Guild will be there tomorrow, to pay tribute to our Veterans. We ask for your company, for about 45 minutes. Have YOUR BROWSER OPEN TO YOUTUBE, as we'll have prepared a few custom-made videos.

    I'll be finishing up production of our video presentations all night tonight until tomorrow morning. I'm hoping to see some new faces this year!


    God bless those who fought, and still fight for freedom and human dignity all around the world, as well as their families. We will not forget. We will remember. Thank you.




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    Our Canadian friends will be in our hearts and prayers tomorrow as well (as it has been for every day since this tragic event). We will be paying tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, as well as a decorated retired American Marine who risked his life (and sadly still is) to pay his tribute to Nathan the best way he could realize.

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