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Post by The Devil, You Know on Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:18 pm

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armistice day is here again and for many they will stop and hold a respectful 2 minutes silence at 11am to be followed the following day this year by remembrance sunday.
It has become fashionable in some circles to ridicule the sacrifice that soldiers have made in all wars and many wish to no longer remember that sacrifice, in fact in newspeak the poppy has become the symbol of the racist and the war monger. It is neither of those things it is a symbol of remembrance for the fallen from all wars. the money raised from the sale of poppies goes towards veterans .the money raised for the white poppies does not, it goes into the pockets of the business's selling them and some goes to further the propaganda of their agenda.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/30/britains-oldest-poppy-seller-survived-auschwitz-says-will-never/

I am not sure if this means anything to americans, but they do have veterans day which I presume is similar.


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Re: armistice day

Post by Angry Andy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:29 pm

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No problem Fred.
Was immensly proud of mum and dad, despite neither really ever wanting to talk about it. Mum was a gunny in London during the blitz. Made sergeant by the age of 22. Drove jeeps around whilst bombs poinded the streets. Such courage.
Weirdly, dad witnessed the famous Trincomalee UFO, along with hundreds of others. Best described as a silver Concorde that hovvered over thw base then flew off at incredible speed. It was reported as a Jap spy plane at the time.
Pa in law was only a stoker, but wore his well earned medals with huge pride.
I took him to the boat show at Earls Court one year, Princess Anne saw his RN blazer and held up her tour for a good 10 mins to chat to him. He was nearly overwhelmed. She was so warm, courteous and kind to him.

Just given you a greenie for that. Now that just has to be a first!
Green reciprocated, Fred.
Hopefully we can put our differences under the carpet, as i have done with Nicko.
As for silences. Had 2 mins at Sainsburys yesterday morning. Another minute at football yesterday afternoon and another 2 mins this morning at our shopping centre.
I feel all silenced out!

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Re: armistice day

Post by Fred Moletrousers on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Angry Andy wrote:
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Just given you a greenie for that. Now that just has to be a first!
Green reciprocated, Fred.
Hopefully we can put our differences under the carpet, as i have done with Nicko.
As for silences. Had 2 mins at Sainsburys yesterday morning. Another minute at football yesterday afternoon and another 2 mins this morning at our shopping centre.
I feel all silenced out!

Fine by me.

I'm still trying to thaw out after a session in a bleak, windy and seriously cold churchyard.

The Scotch is helping....
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Post by Angry Andy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:55 pm

It's getting colder Fred. Climate change might be a reality, but nobody told the weathrman.
Don't let Tom know.

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Re: armistice day

Post by Fred Moletrousers on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:36 pm

Angry Andy wrote:It's getting colder Fred. Climate change might be a reality, but nobody told the weathrman.
Don't let Tom know.

Like me, he might be old enough to remember 1947 when we just blamed such things on "bad winters."
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Post by Angry Andy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Too young for that. But I remember 1963. That WAS cold.

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