On 10 Nov 2013 at 10:54pm dizzydi wrote:
Was in London today, at Spitafields market, appalled by the lack of respect shown at 11am by visitors. Wherever you are tomorrow at eleven o'clock am, please pause and think about why you are able to have the life that you enjoy now.
On 10 Nov 2013 at 11:23pm Border control wrote:
Full of foreigners London !
On 11 Nov 2013 at 1:07am Hyena wrote:
Full of Londoners Lewes , supposedly.
On 11 Nov 2013 at 9:24am Sweet Pea wrote:
One of my granddads fought in World War I and the other in WWII. I shall certainly be remembering at 11 am.
On 11 Nov 2013 at 10:14am GhostBike wrote:
"Full of foreigners London !"
Of course there were no sikhs, west indians, africans etc involved in WW1 or WW2. It was an entirely white british affair.
On 11 Nov 2013 at 3:17pm dizzydi wrote:
I was in M&S Eastbourne today when they asked for a two minute silence. The majority of customers stood still, but a few, mostly youngsters, carried on, with bemused looks on their faces. All soldiers from all wars should be remembered.
On 11 Nov 2013 at 7:37pm Border Control wrote:
I noticed Waitrose did the same with ceasing trading for 2 minutes, this is now catching on. Shame it's only taken 70 years !! Will it be throughout Europe, or will they try and ban it ?
On 12 Nov 2013 at 9:19am Oh Really wrote:
They'll ban it BC for fear of upsetting the Eastern Europeans that fought for Nazi Germany. The keep digging up Polak war criminals after all
On 12 Nov 2013 at 7:55pm diligent wrote:
corporate money cashing in on Remembrance.. is nothing sacred
I shall not wear a poppy again.
I hate that the remembrance of conscripts is being used by big business.
I also hate that present government is jumping on the band wagon to justify more
recent illegal warfare; government that did not heed the then mass reaction to that
warfare. These more recent wars were fought by professional soldiers - not
conscripts - in a war arena that has become increasingly privatized .
On 12 Nov 2013 at 9:33pm What is diligent on about? wrote:
How is Waitrose not selling anything for two minutes "cashing in"? I didn't see McDonalds sponsoring the Cenotaph or the Lewes War memorial.
I also do not consider 18 year old boys dying in Afghanistan the wicked professional army that you refer to.
Just dead kids.
Politicians and the Royal Family have always commemorated Rememberence Sunday rather than be " be jumping on the bandwagon".
It isn't about which wars are just or which ones are illegal.
It's about them having fought and died, so that we didn't.
You can't pick and choose. Just like they couldn't.
This is about my dead father.
This is about my daughter who never met him.
This is about a box of medals that is the only physical link she has with him.
Save your conspiracy theories for somewhere more appropriate.
Keep your disrespect private.
Lest we forget.
On 12 Nov 2013 at 9:38pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Nowadays recruits are fully warned they could be seriously injured, maimed or even killed in action. They make the decision and take responsibility. Whereas, previously we had national service and conscripts, who had no choices.
On 13 Nov 2013 at 12:50am Metatron wrote:
Old mayor... Because they arenít conscripts does that make their lives less valuable or their families morn them less?
On 13 Nov 2013 at 7:21am cabbage wrote:
How many young men join because they are attracted by the violence and guns? Are they joining to defend our freedom?