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On 11 Nov 2010 at 11:43am Burn em! wrote:
Cannon just went off before and after the silence - well done lads...
On 11 Nov 2010 at 12:19pm Lewes Lawyer wrote:
This year was my first Rememberance Day as a Civvy after leaving the Army at the end of the year. It was moving to see how many people were at the war memorial today and the absolute silence.
Thoughts returned to mates and colleagues who have not come home and those who have been severly injured.
It really means alot when you are on tour to know that the support is at home.
Regardless of your views about the rights and wrongs of conflict we should alwayss supportour committed servicemen and women.
Lewes Lawyer

On 11 Nov 2010 at 1:04pm Mutts Nuts wrote:
I don't get firing a cannon at the beginning and end of the silence. surely we're remembering the lives lost in war. Not really very bright in the area of respect to be firing cannons, perhaps a few rifle shots or a whiff of mustard gas?
I think the last post is good.
On 11 Nov 2010 at 5:20pm Perplexed of Lewes wrote:
@Mutts Nuts - It's a maroon, not a cannon. It's a signal charge. You might think that academic or pedantic, but we're not firing cannons - simply marking the event over the town so that all are aware. If marking the event in this way reminds you of war, is that really an inappropriate way of marking Remembrance Day?
On 11 Nov 2010 at 5:35pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
While we're not being pedantic, may I point out that the plural of cannon is cannon?
On 11 Nov 2010 at 9:18pm Bonfire is over wrote:
Look, today was about remembering, not bloody maroons! Can't anything in Lewes happen any more without bloody bonfire getting involved??
And "Well done lads" ? ..... You say it like they did the Rememberance Day Service a favour or something! Did you order the maroons to go off or something? Leave the bangs for the 5th where they belong.
On 11 Nov 2010 at 9:25pm Treacle wrote:
To the two female morons outside waitrose today (one being the big issue seller, the other in short trousers) who decided to talk and laugh loudly throughout the entire 2 minute silence, learn some respect ! either you're extremly stupid or complete ingrates !!!
On 11 Nov 2010 at 10:00pm Deelite wrote:
Or both
On 11 Nov 2010 at 10:24pm Pedant wrote:
I assumed one of the freedoms that were fought for was the freedom not to have to conform to every official ceremony.
On 11 Nov 2010 at 10:25pm Mutts Nuts wrote:
Terribly sorry old chap, I was responding to the original Poster who called it 'Cannon'
Macaroon it is then.
On 12 Nov 2010 at 1:18am IMEYOU wrote:
Lewes do things the Lewes way, that is Lewes, And the end result . . Respect And Remembrance . . Lest We Forget
On 12 Nov 2010 at 7:39am Blooming bangs wrote:
I blame the Cliffe.
On 12 Nov 2010 at 8:16am 'ere be monsters wrote:
@bonfire is over. Had you attended any Remembrance ceremonies then you would have noticed that it is quite usual to use a maroon to signal the silence. If you're against the use of explosives for that purpose then best you have a word with the Royal Artillery before Sunday.
On 12 Nov 2010 at 9:41am 'ere be monsters wrote:
@ACT you can have 2 cannons it's lots of cannon.

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