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Old 10-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Rememberance Day

Just thought I'd let people know that the 11th is the day to take a minute's silence at 11:11am to remember those who died in the war.

Totally up to you of course but I'll be doing it.






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Old 10-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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So indeed will I, akita. And I'll also be watching (while weeping silently) the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall at 9.30 tonight. Of course WW1 and WW2 are both a long time ago now but those were our comparatively recent relatives who died then on our behalf.

We should not forget them, nor those killed in the many later smaller wars (most involving the stabilisation of former Colonial regimes in order to ensure a level playing field as they were granted independence). Nor of course should we forget those still serving - and dying - in Afghanistan on our behalf, despite the differing views about their presence there.

So pause at 11 tomorrow morning and thank God for those who gave their lives for us to be able to be lucky enough to live as we do today ...

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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At the going down of the sun and in the morning,we will remember them.




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Old 10-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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i am at work and if possible will be doing the silence






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Old 10-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Hopefully will remember to do this.



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Old 10-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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We will try and do it but our 11 month year old might not!

I do think its imprtant to do this.




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Old 10-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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My great grandad served in at least one of the world wars. I'm not 100% sure if this is true, or just a family myth, but he lived to be quite old (early nineties) and supposedly he died during the 2 minute silence on 11th nov. He was sitting in his chair and closed his eyes to observe the silence and remember his friends who had fallen. When the silence was over his wife went over to him to wake him up (thinking he had dozed off) but he was dead.

That could all be a total lie told by my nan. But it's a nice story I think.



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Old 10-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
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i just noticed something, the silence is at 11am isn't it not 11:11am?






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Old 10-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #9
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No, it's 11am on the 11th of the 11th month (ie. 11th November!)

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:28 AM   #10
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Well done, reappear, you're surely right. I watched the Festival on TV tonight and, as the Last Post was sounding, I looked to the framed photo we have of great-uncle Harley (together with his medals) and gave thanks for his sacrifice. How many today would give the same - though of course those still serving are at risk of doing so ...

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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Charles and Camilla are here at the mo and I was touched to see that he had hand-written a note giving thanks on the wreath he laid at the memorial. It was nice. And he was wearing his RNZAF uniform. That was also nice.



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Old 11-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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I did a parade with the Beavers and in the church today. We had to lay the flags on the alter and may have made a bit of a hash of it but I think it went okay.

Since I visited the Somme memorial about 5/6 years ago, I've found myself thinking more in the two-minute silence - though I couldn't today because I was with children.

My Uncle used to serve in the RAF until this year and was in Iraq so it hits close to home sometimes.



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Old 11-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #14
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I was asleep during the silence unfortunately but I will still remember those who gave their lives for us.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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I was at a shopping centre on the way to work at the time and the whole shopping centre stopped and was silent.

My grandad was in the second world war, I believe and my nan worked making ammuntion i think it was.


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Old 12-11-2012, 02:33 AM   #16
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This photo was from first Armistice Day in London at 11 AM. I always found it especially haunting among all period photos. If they could talk today...

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^ I've never seen that photo before - that's incredible.



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Old 12-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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i sat down with a few residents in the lounge and did the silence






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Old 12-11-2012, 11:35 AM   #19
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We were just about to open the doors at work. We looked outside and most of the high street had come to a standstill, so when the church bells chimed we joined them. It was really quite eerie, but great to see so many people showing their respect and thanks. I still haven't figured out how to pin a poppy to me without it falling off within a few hours though, it's most irritating


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Old 12-11-2012, 11:55 AM   #20
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We had a really sweet British legion gentleman sat in the shopping centre last year. I kept getting the staff to take him cups of tea.

Then I got into an arguement about the armed forces with someone I work with, but that's neither here nor there.



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