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Remembrance day <3 - November 11th 2011, 08:57 PM

Today I am thinking of all the soldiers who have fought for our freedom, Thank you. I am also remembering people close to me who have died my dad, my grandpa and grandma and my best friend Shy. I love them all and miss them so much <3 So who are you remembering today?


   
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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 11th 2011, 09:07 PM

On the 11th hour on the 11th day I switched my music off and I observed that two minute silence in memory of the fallen.

It appalled me how many people did not stop doing what they were doing. Teenagers were running around in the shop and people were still blabbing away on their phones. It's shocking how little respect people have nowadays. I mean, is it really that hard to stand still, think about those who lost their lives for us and to just shut up for two minutes?! I understand if there is cultural differences/people don't want to observe the silence- that their choice, but at least be quiet and respect the wishes of people around them!
   
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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 11th 2011, 09:11 PM

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It appalled me how many people did not stop doing what they were doing. Teenagers were running around in the shop and people were still blabbing away on their phones. It's shocking how little respect people have nowadays.
I completely agree with you! People should care a little more about the people that die for them and their country.


   
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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 11th 2011, 09:11 PM

I'm remembering my Pepere. He passed away March 9th 2011 due to a heart attack but he's a veteran.
My grandfather who is still alive is also a veteran so I took pride in that too.
I took a moment of silence to remember the fallen even those who I did not know and I will always honor and love them for what they did/do for this country.
   
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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 14th 2011, 09:44 AM

It's a bit late but I did dothe silence and I did wear my poppy with pride.

Today I saw images in the paper of the BL Parade in Westminster, a man lost his legs and was brain damaged in a taliban bombing, he he came to pay his respects to his fallen comrades. He can barely walk, but he got out of his wheel chair with the aid of his prosteric legs for 10 mins.

Things like this make me feel i'm so lucky. What a hero!

Oh yes, and at the time I was on a train journey and the women opposite me wouldn't stop blabbering! I'm obviously deaf but I saw their lips moving. BUT, they did shut up, I think a man on the other table told them it was 11




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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 17th 2011, 04:21 AM

Makes me feel deep contrition for all of the young men that had to witness and die at the hands of the worst of the human condition.
War is goddamn awful as it is, and I can't imagine what kind of hell those men went through.
In that respect, I remember the dead and the living dead, and honour them.


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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 17th 2011, 07:25 AM

I usually stop at 11 each year but this year I was at school at they decided we'd all have a minute of silence while the last post played at 10. Beats me.

I was thinking of my Grandfather who fought in the Korean War and died earlier this year.

RIP Grandpa.


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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 17th 2011, 01:52 PM

The best part of my Veterans (or Remembrance) Day was, I got to roll over and thank my boyfriend for doing what he does. He's not a Vet...but he is currently serving with the Illinois National Guard, and I couldn't be more proud. I also thanked my brother-in-law, who did 3 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, my grandfather who fought during the Korean war, my boyfriend's mother who was also in the National Guard, my boyfriend's great grandmother who served in WWII in the Navy, My uncle Jack who was an Army paratrooper in the Korean war, and all my friends and extended "family" who are also serving or preparing to serve.

Thank you, Vets.











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Re: Remembrance day <3 - November 17th 2011, 04:56 PM

I stopped at 11am on the 11th to remember all those who have been caught up in the conflicts of the last century. In particular, I remembered my grandad who survived the retreat at Dunkirk and the return to Europe, and my other grandad who was sent down the mines to help the war effort. I also remembered all those out there at present, which include some former classmates from school. Mostly, though, I remembered to be grateful for the fact that people were willing to put their lives on the line to safeguard our future and our freedoms, and to hope that we never get to the stage where we take them for granted. If we do, it will be an insult to the memories of those who died.


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