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A 52 Trend Salute in Honor of Remembrance and Veterans Day

— November 10, 2008 — Social Good
On November 11, while some American will relish in a paid day off on Veterans Day, millions of others will join to honor those in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines who make sacrifices for their country. Canadians have their own way to honor veterans, Remembrance Day, which includes a minute of silence on 11/11 at 11:11.

You don’t have to support war to empathize with those who have left loved ones behind to serve their country. Although some join for patriotic reasons, not all who sign-up for the armed forces are gung-ho about engaging in war. 

However, some young people do join for financial and medical security, or to take advantage of the GI Bill which helps pay for college tuition, an opportunity to see the world, or even because they are under pressure to follow family tradition.  Whatever the reason, military men and women and their families live a hard life.

Tons of military veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder from being maimed, having seen their fellow team member killed or dismembered by a grenade or gunfire, being responsible for stray bombs or bullets that have resulted in the deaths of innocent children, or guilt-ridden over the fact they killed in combat. All of those things not only affect the veteran, but their loved ones too.

That said, it seems fitting to gather all things military, from the latest in weaponry and fun gadgets, to silly songs and even military chic, in honor of America’s Veterans Day and Canada’s Remembrance Day, a 53 trend salute to the Armed Forces, if you will. 

Photo Credits:  World War 2 , Vietnam War Cpl. Dennis Sheppard 1st Bn. 5th Marines 1st Marine Div. 1970, Operation Iraqi Children
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Activity
Freshness
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Voice Transformation
Voice Transformation
Air Force Launches New Program
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51
$15M Animal Rehab Centers
$15M Animal Rehab Centers
Treatment Facilities for Military Working Dogs
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50
Goofy Euro Southern Rock
Goofy Euro Southern Rock
The Red Army Choir & The Leningrad Cowboys
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49
Cloning Cancer Sniffing Dogs
Cloning Cancer Sniffing Dogs
Making More Marines
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48
Personal Foetal Heart Monitor
Personal Foetal Heart Monitor
Online Military Surplus at eSurplus.com
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47
Soldier Chic
Soldier Chic
U.S. Army Lets Sears Use Official Insignias
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46
Luxury Air Travel Capsules
Luxury Air Travel Capsules
US Air Force $16 Million Design
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45
Four-Legged Robot
Four-Legged Robot
BigDog Robot Army
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44
US Navy Railgun (Update)
US Navy Railgun (Update)
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43
Chilly Chilean Army Labs
Chilly Chilean Army Labs
Antarctic Research Housing
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42
Air Force Base Goes Green
Air Force Base Goes Green
Nellis AFB Has Largest Solar Power Plant in North America
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Army-Inspired Decor
Army-Inspired Decor
Tank U Vases
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40
Foam and Balsa Wood Vehicles
Foam and Balsa Wood Vehicles
Army Tests Lighter Composite Humvees
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39
Painting With Bullets
Painting With Bullets
Military Folk Art by Matthew Stromberg
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38
Grenade Oil Lamp
Grenade Oil Lamp
Piet Houtenbos Makes Art from Army Surplus
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37
Trash Ads
Trash Ads
Brazil Salvation Army Campaign (Made From Real Garbage)
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36
US Army gets into Video Gaming
US Army gets into Video Gaming
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35
Govt & Military Confirm UFOs
Govt & Military Confirm UFOs
Project Bluebook to Re-Open?
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34
Electronic Swiss Army Knife
Electronic Swiss Army Knife
Solar Powered MP4 Mobile Power Station
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33
Shoes For Members Only
Shoes For Members Only
Nike Air Force 1 Masterpiece
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32
Military Vehicles for Pets
Military Vehicles for Pets
Fold-It-Yourself Cat Artillery
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31
Military Fantasy Camps
Military Fantasy Camps
Tank Driving School
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30
Remixing Billboards
Remixing Billboards
'Army Wives' Turned into 'Iraq Wives'
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29
Navy Develops 8-Megajoule Railgun
Navy Develops 8-Megajoule Railgun
Video Game Weapons Come to Life
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28
The Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife
The Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife
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27
Accessorizing With Red Flowers
Accessorizing With Red Flowers
Alternatives for Veterans Day
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26
Swiss Army Sun Glasses
Swiss Army Sun Glasses
Uber Shades
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25
Painted Hand Grenades & Bullets
Painted Hand Grenades & Bullets
Army Trash Makes Fashion, Not War
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24
War Fashion
War Fashion
Marc Jacobs Recycled Military Goods
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23
Mini Planes & Submarines
Mini Planes & Submarines
Fighters Gifts By UAE Air Force Pilot
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22
Luxury Swiss Army USBs
Luxury Swiss Army USBs
Diamond-Encrusted Swissmemory
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21
US Army Developing Plasma Shield
US Army Developing Plasma Shield
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20
Shoes As Musical Reflections
Shoes As Musical Reflections
Nike Air Force 1 Project Thompson Trainers
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19
The Vomit Beam
The Vomit Beam
New and Unusual Weapons For Military and Law Enforcement Personnel
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18
Transparent Watch Faces
Transparent Watch Faces
Swiss Army Legacy 2006
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17
MP3 Swiss Army Knife
MP3 Swiss Army Knife
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16
Giant Swiss Army Knives
Giant Swiss Army Knives
10-in-1 Garden Tool
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15
Color Changing Fabric
Color Changing Fabric
Molecular Military Fashion
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14
Arresting Attire
Arresting Attire
TG Military Clothing Makes You Salute
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13
Gold Olympic Sneakers
Gold Olympic Sneakers
The Nike Air Force Ones Closing Ceremony Shoes
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12
USB Knives
USB Knives
Swiss Army's ‘Swissbit' Comes with a 2 GB USB
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11
Political Sneakers
Political Sneakers
Barack Obama Nike Air Force One
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10
Robocop Armour
Robocop Armour
U.S. Military Develops Robocop Armour for Soldiers
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9
High-Tech Army Clothes
High-Tech Army Clothes
Fire Proof UnderArmor
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8
Pretty Pocket Protection
Pretty Pocket Protection
Pimped Swiss Army Knife
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7
Caring Knives
Caring Knives
Swiss Army Peace Knife
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6
DIY Swiss Army Keys
DIY Swiss Army Keys
Fold Up Your Keys, Pretend to Hot Wire Your Car
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5
Military Transformers
Military Transformers
The USMC F-35B STOVL Lands Vertically
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4
Swimming Planes
Swimming Planes
The Navy's Secret Diving and Flying Spy Plane
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3
Military Chic Jackets
Military Chic Jackets
Victoria Beckham in Harper's Bazaar
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2
Very Slender Vessels
Very Slender Vessels
Skinny Military Boats Become Luxury Yachts
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1
Free Boob Jobs For Sailors
Free Boob Jobs For Sailors
Aussie Navy Funds Augmentation
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