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Joined: 7/19/2006
Msg: 10
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LOL Hour vikki HOUR not house... Never mind chick ...

I shall be watching my daughter marching on the 11th November.. She will be parading with the Girls Brigade...

It is important to me to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in times of conflict... But not only those who died, I remember those who came home disabled, injured, damaged... I remember those who were shit scared, those who were brave.... And those who just went because they were told to....

“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

We will remember them.

vvvvvv Ummm wow... Very emotive...
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 13
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Rememberance day.. 11th November
Posted: 10/29/2007 11:01:42 AM
I can understand that some people feel this war "invasion" is wrong... but don't the majority still support the troops?

I honestly think a lot of people find it hard to support the troops in the current situation. Granted, they may feel sympathy when something bad happens to them, but at the end of the day anyone who joins the army knows the risks. It's just a job, albeit a very dangerous one for some.

and respect the old veterans that lost their lives in previous wars to protect this country?

I believe that these people are viewed completely differently by a lot of people. The majority were conscripted and didn't have a choice as to whether they fought. They were also legitimately fighting in defence of our country.

These people will always have my respect and gratitude for what they did and I do think that they should be remembered for what they did. Unfortunately as time passes and less of the veterans remain, interest in remembrance for their deeds will inevitably dwindle.
Joined: 11/21/2006
Msg: 28
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Rememberance day.. 11th November
Posted: 10/30/2007 1:14:51 PM
Speaking for myself, the poppy appeal is the only charity that I will always donate to, quite oftern more than once as my poppies tend to get lost. However its a sad reflection on on all post war governments that a charity needed to be created to provide decent care for members of the military and families who where/are unlucky enought to be killed or wounded.

As for cars running, people chatting & wandering around, I think this has nothing to do with people not supporting the current wars, but is more a state of mind. As both Iraq & Afganistan are a long way away people cannot relate to it, either in terms of distance or for that matter what its all about. Out of sight out of mind!

As for "... and respect the old veterans that lost their lives in previous wars to protect this country?..." for most people it was too long ago, and lets be honest the concept of social respect departed a long time ago, being over taken by the consumeristic me me me society.

Personally I will stop what I am doing on the 11th Hour on the 11th day, of the 11th month, to honour those who lost their lives defending the Freedoms that we take for granted.
Joined: 1/9/2007
Msg: 29
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Rememberance day.. 11th November
Posted: 10/30/2007 2:23:45 PM
My son is parading in his uniform along with a lot of other Cub/Scout troops in East and West Sussex. We will all observe the three minute silence and show respect for the men and women who gave their lives so that we could live with the choices we have today.

Remember the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and observe the three minute silence. I know I will be.
Joined: 5/17/2007
Msg: 42
Rememberance day.. 11th November
Posted: 11/11/2007 9:10:37 AM
We had our parade outside the divisional HQ on the COB at Basra. Standing in front of the memorial wall - a three sided brick edifice covered with brass plaques. Each one bore the name of a serviceman or woman who had died in Iraq since 2003. I knew some of the names on there.

There were several hundred of us on parade, mostly army but also Royal Navy, RAF and civilians. The sun seemed unusually hot, even for this place, and it beat down on us mercilessly. We hoped the neighbours would lay off with the rockets - and so they did. I would like to think they were paying us some respect, but it was probably pure coincidence.

And we remembered those who had fallen.
Joined: 10/18/2012
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Rememberance day.. 11th November
Posted: 5/10/2015 2:39:58 PM
Given that its VE day. Have a good read of this. Makes you think about Churchill and the motivations for WW2
Joined: 10/18/2012
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Rememberance day.. 11th November
Posted: 5/20/2015 5:26:39 PM
^^^^ Just a wild guess. Your ideal man is in the forces?
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