Although we celebrate Veteran's Day here in the United States, it seems that it has lost some of its meaning. Whenever I have traveled to Canada or England prior to November 11th, the entire country seems to be awash in poppies with everyone wearing the symbol from World War One as a reminder of the sacrifices veterans have made for their respective countries. There is nothing like that here in the United States and every year I ask why. This year, in England, in addition to the poppies, veterans groups are trying to push the sale of a two minute record. The record is two minutes of silence and it has a very good chance of going to #1 on the charts because of the passion people have in England for recognizing the service veterans made for their country. I think it is amazing that people are willing to spend almost $2 on two minutes of silence in support of such a great cause.
The two minutes is because typically at 11 a.m. local time there is two minutes of silence. World War One officially ended at 11:11 on 11/11 hence where we get the date of our Veteran's Day and what Canada and the UK call Remembrance Day. Countless stars have made an appearance in the "music" video for the two minute silent song. Below is the preview of the video. If you know of any similar tributes or actions for Veteran's Day here in the US, I would love to know about them and share them with everyone on Thursday.