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‘Lest We Forget’ …Forever

Today is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada. Cruise lines often recognize it with bargains, promotions or just reverence.

Not long ago…

There was a generation of people who thought that remembering the soldiers who died or were injured or fought in the battles of World War I and World War II would die a death of its own.

Not long ago…

There was a generation of people who would certainly never know of Lt.-Col. John McCrae Flanders Fieldsand his moving poem, In Flanders Fields, unless they were history majors.

Not long ago…

There was a generation of people who thought poppies would only be found growing on the sides of roads in Europe, notably Italy, and not pinned to the lapels of people whose descendants were victims.

Not long ago…

There was a generation of people who never imagined we would still be hearing powerful remembrance essays, like this one from the former hockey great Ken Dryden.

Not long ago…

There was a generation of people who never imagined this day would be perpetuated by Vietnam…and then Iraq…and then Afghanistan…and now ISIS.

Not long ago…

There was reason to think that November 11 would just be November 11.

Sadly, it seems that will never be the case. Sadly, it is destined to be called “11-11”…a sister to 9-11.

In the news…

• Norwegian to refurbush every ship but the Jewel over next two years
• Genting's premium Dream Cruises to launch first ship November 2016
• Princess produces web video with Cat Greenleaf for first-time cruisers

Today at portsandbows.com: Porthole Magazine Awards


Costa Favolosa
7 nights
March 7, 2016
La Romana (return): Catalina Island, St. Kitts, Antigua, Fort-de-France, Guadeloupe, St. Maarten
Inside: $649
Cost per day: $92
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Still Time to Remember the Vets

Friday was Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada. If you didn’t make it out to one of the services, take a couple of minutes (1:47 actually) to listen to a tribute on Viking River Cruises website.

Click here.

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