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    November Bank Holiday

    Number 10 Downing Street has approved a petition that was launched requesting a new public holiday falling on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday in November each year. To be known as the National Remembrance.

    The holiday has three aims:

    1. To emphasise the remembrance of those servicemen and women who have given, and continue to give, their lives for Britain

    2. To remind people of the importance of protecting our Nation and what it stands for;

    3. To break that 3 month period between the August Public Holiday and Christmas when there are currently no long weekends, especially as the UK has fewer public holidays than most European Countries.

    If you agree to the idea, please sign up to the petition - it doesn't take long - and it would be great if you were to forward the link to other people as well. If you are not interested, just hit the delete key. This is not just about another Bank holiday, but more importantly about having a designated day to remember all those people that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

    THIS IS A NOTEABLE PETITION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAVE ASKED FOR

    PLEASE SIGN IF YOU AGREE WITH AN EXTRA BANK HOLIDAY.

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/remembermonday/

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK

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    Whats the point in petitioning? I dont know why anyone wouldn't want to sign this.

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    Because many people believe in the ideals behind it? Remembrance Sunday is a noble institution but it would be good to go further.

    For many personal reasons, anything that helps with this gets a thumbs up from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Because many people believe in the ideals behind it? Remembrance Sunday is a noble institution but it would be good to go further.

    For many personal reasons, anything that helps with this gets a thumbs up from me.
    You mis-read my last post, I'm all for this - who wouldn't be? Seems daft to petition when we all know what the answer should be ;-)

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    Signed and passed on

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    4. To give people the chance to go out and get pissed on the Sunday night

    Lets be honest, thats all everyone will use it for.
    Im in favour of any extra holidays, but if they think it will be used for rememberance at all they're sadly mistaken

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