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Yep. Mom, Dad, oldest brother, all Navy. (All checked out now too) :(
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
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Sorry. My dad rescued the damn brits in the big one.
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If you happen to travel in France you'll see that every village has a monument with the names of the inhabitants killed during WWI. (You can follow the ups and downs by the dates. And their ages, oh my! :| )

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Under the names plaque: "Damn war".

And the people paying their respects here are free thinkers. Last line of their banner: "No god nor master, down with the calotte, long live the social security". (Difficult to translate, very idiomatic. "Calotte" = catholic skullcap, so down with the clergy. And "vive la sociale" is not so much about the SS as a rallying cry about workers' rights.")