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November 11 was aptly chosen as a day to honor those who served in our armed forces, adding more significance to what was previously Armistice Day, when the guns finally went silent after the Great War or World War One.
These days, it has become a moment of intense patriotic fervor and a curious - to John Phipps, at least - new custom: thanking veterans for their service.
On John’s World, Phipps talks about his time in the Navy and how time in the military isn’t a one-way transaction.
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