Remembrance day...

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Well, it's that time of the year again when we remember those who died for our country in the two world wars...well, any wars really, but it came about because of WW1 I believe....At the 11th minute of the 11th hour this morning, most of the UK atleast will be silent for 2minutes...Oh, it's 10 past now...:ohcrap: :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

We had a Remembrance Day assembly at school yesterday, and some people got to stay home from work, but it's not really that celebrated around here...Hopefully it will be soon.

posted by  chris_knows

friday was also the Marine Corps birthday!! oorah! hapy birthday marines!! :thumbs:

~semper fidelis

posted by  starscream0

I thought Remembrance Day was a Canadian thing only...is it only England as well? Or the Commonwealth?

posted by  Mathew

i suppose it would be the commonwealth, to remember the 4,000,000 ex service men and women!

posted by  True_Brit

Do you guys wear poppies?

posted by  Mathew

here in the US its Veterans day. im not sure about anywhere else

EDIT:

i just found this and thought some people may like it:



In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England 's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America , he said:

"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... And how many want out." Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

posted by  starscream0

I thought it was a UK only thing, lol. I guess it's a commonwealth thing in that case...I wonder if the Aussies 'remember' too...(couldn't really say celebrate, lol).

Yes, I heard yesterday that depending on what side of the body you wear it on, determines if you were ever in service yourself, or if you are/were a female in service...

posted by  Cliffy

have you got one for the bonnet/grille for your car???

posted by  True_Brit

No....I thought that was only red noses, lol

posted by  Cliffy

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