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tv   World War I Memorial Veterans Day Bell Ringing Ceremony  CSPAN  December 25, 2021 3:02pm-3:16pm EST

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♪ [applause] >> it's beautiful to be had the first commemoration of veterans day here in this sacred place to honor the sacrifices of 4.7 million men and women who serve this nation in world war i. i'd be remiss if i did not point out what this day is all about, doctor george a world war ii veteran, 99 years young. [applause] from the commemorate this day, today you will healer the tolling of about 21 times signifying of 1111 and for
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causing all hostilities on the western front. then you will hear taps, taps his plating commemoration of the centennial of the world war i unknown soldier across town in the arlington cemetery only known to god and finally props to be played across america by tabs across america at 1111 to commemorate the centennial of the unknown soldier. i had the privilege today to introduce a man, without him, which this memorial would not exist today who served and led
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with honor and compassion and integrity as a 17 chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. admiral mike molen. [applause] >> thank you. >> still cannot hear. >> is there a way to fix the volume? >> i will try to speak up so everybody can hear me. it is a great honor to be here with you today. i am particular acknowledging george at your service, terry did not say he was someone that went through and fought in the battle of the bulge very special
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american who has given back for decades to our country after his service in world war ii, thank you george. >> i want to say thanks to terry hanby without his vision and his persistence, this would not of been possible, many of us that got involved early days sometimes wondered what it was anyway. there is nobody that persisted and saw a vision and kept at it more stronglyry than terry. we are all grateful for that. i know how important this is to you. >> a few years ago i had the honor of actually participating in a ceremony like this in europe, they had at 1111 since the first day the war ended the great
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war ended that they had taken time on this day, months, days and hours to remember on, obviously allies are part of this as well. it really warms my heart to be with you today to do this in our country here in our capital and to recognize and remember those who sacrificed so much. we should remember we lost 116,000 americans in that war, we went in v very late, 18 monts and in my view turned the tide, what we thought would be the last war, sadly that has not been the case. in the recent wars if there is one message i take away from every family that i deal with that is lost someone, mother, father, brother were sister or a son or daughter, the single
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messages don't ever forget, please do not ever forget the sacrifice of my family member, that is what today is all about, it is remembering those who served, those who were lost, terry said 4.7 million who served in that timeframe and our experience in raising thisth memorial is a reminder of the conductivity and families throughout our country and those families living back to those who served in the timeframe. it's an extraordinary story in and of itself because so many families that we don't know are connected to this memorial. it's been a real privilege it is something that we will do every year i'm sure. it's also special day most of you know and terry mentioned because of the 100 centennial of
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the tomb of the unknown soldier that says abo lot about us as a country and our ability or desire in the privilege we have to remember those who have been lost. thank you to all of you for being out here, i've been asked to read a very special poem written at the end of world war i, a part of a very special poem written at the end of world war i. it is entitled the young dead soldiers do not speak. the world war i veteran. nevertheless they are heard in this little houses, who has not heard them they have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts.
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they say we were young, we have died, remember us. they say we have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done, they say we have given our laws but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gay. they say our deaths are not ours they are yours they will mean what you make them they say whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and we hope were nothing we cannot say. it is you who must say this. we leave you our debts give them
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our meaning, give them and into the war and a true peace. give them a victory the end the war and peace "after words". give them meaning. we were young they say, we have died, remember us. [bells ringing] [bells ringing] [bells ringing] [bells ringing]
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>> thank you. [applause] >> beginning on american history tv a conference on frederick law the founder of american landscape architecture to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth. coming up you hear about his influence on the landscapes of colleges across the country including at stanford and duke. up next landscape architect lori ellen talks about the design of college campuses. >> good morning

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