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    Hundreds at WWI veteran's funeral

    Noted To Mods. I know this might not fall under Breaking News but could you leave this here for at least 24 Hours and then move it. Thanks

    BBC NEWS | UK | Hundreds at WWI veteran's funeral

    Hundreds of people have lined the streets to watch the funeral of one of Britain's last World War I veterans.

    Henry Allingham, who was in the Royal Naval Air Service in the war and later with the RAF, was the world's oldest man when he died 12 days ago aged 113.

    Since his death, the last WWI veteran in Britain, Harry Patch, has also died.

    Mr Allingham's funeral was followed by a flypast of five replica WWI aircraft. The veteran was being buried with full military honours.

    Guests included the Duchess of Gloucester, the veterans minister Kevan Jones and senior figures from the Royal Navy and the Air Force.

    A few years ago I had the chance to hear Mr. Patch speak at the Duxford Airshow, his colorfull stories and energy was incredable a true Gentelman and one of the last of his great generation that answer the call when ask. May he rest in peace and thank you for a service well done sir.

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    Fly-past to honour Britain's last Great War survivor Henry Allingham | Mail Online









    Iconic WW1 fighters. A fitting send off.

    God Bless Henry, his story was wonderful and he always did have a passion to ensure that the lessons of the great wars was never forgotten nor the sacrifices given in vain.



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    One of the coolest things I ever got to do was help work on a book about surviving WWI veterans. The guy who was writing it went around and videotaped interviews with the last living veterans. The stories were just amazing.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Hundreds at WWI veteran's funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    One of the coolest things I ever got to do was help work on a book about surviving WWI veterans. The guy who was writing it went around and videotaped interviews with the last living veterans. The stories were just amazing.
    Has it been published yet if so could youlet me know th title or ISBN #

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Has it been published yet if so could youlet me know th title or ISBN #
    He's still working on it, as far as I can tell:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/12/op...in&oref=slogin

    I still have the videos of the interviews of each of these guys:

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Pierro]Antonio Pierro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Ramsey]Howard Ramsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Pa Freemason May 04 Oldest Mason Homer Anderson

    https://www.votesmart.org/speech_det...rase=&contain=

    Oldest Marine Found Living in Syracuse, NY [Archive] - Marine Corps Community for USMC Marine Veterans

    I'm saving them in the event that this guy doesn't end up making them public after he finishes the book. It would be a ****ing crime if this stuff doesn't end up here:

    Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    There are only a veterans left in Canada now. Once they are gone I'm afraid of what it will mean for our knowledge of that era. People have a tendency to forget...

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    113 years old. May he RIP. He's earned it.

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    Re: Hundreds at WWI veteran's funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Once they are gone I'm afraid of what it will mean for our knowledge of that era. People have a tendency to forget...
    I worry about that too.
    These veterans are a living reminder but once they are gone, it falls on those who never experienced the war to try and honour and remember them


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