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    Rememberance day

    i know this is probley sill. but i know there a few xservice people use this fourm and i would just like remind people if its ok that rememberance day is not just for the people in world war 1 + 2 but is about all are service men an women who died fighting for this country. I hope people dont mind it just upset me today when somone said to me world war 1 + 2 were two long ago and should be forgot. I know people who have died in Iraq ok they are not fighting to defend us but they are doing what they are told to and risk there live to do it. ( I am sorry if i affend anybody)

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    Re: Rememberance day

    No offence taken - I totally agree.

    We should also remember those that died serving but not necessarily in a conflict. We tend to forget those that are killed training to defend us.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    It is not just those that died that we should remember, but those still alive.

    4,000,000 ex-service people have a long-term inllness or disability.
    180,000 ex-service men and women are never visited by a relative.
    927,000 ex-Service people live on an annual household income of £5,000 or less.
    More than 12,000 British Service men and women have been killed or injured on active service since 1945 in conflicts up to the present day, including Bosnia, the Falklands, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    There has only been one year (1968) since the Second World War when a British Service person has not been killed on active duty.

    The Royal British Legion are one of the most supportive organisations you could ever hope to come across and I am thankful of the help and support they have given to the families of those taken from us in recent and present conflicts. I am also grateful to them for the support they have given several friends who have suffered from PTSD and Gulf War Syndrome.

    If you do not give to any other charity this year I would say a donation to the Poppy Appeal and Children in Need are the best way you can give something back.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    It is not just those that died that we should remember, but those still alive.
    Agreed... totally..

    If you do not give to any other charity this year I would say a donation to the Poppy Appeal and Children in Need are the best way you can give something back.
    Can I just note, hopefully without taking this topic OT, that there's a plethora of 6th formers and children at your schools who get involved in stuff like this so please do support them..

    .. and definitely no offense taken, it needed saying.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    I still one for we should have nov 11th a bank holiday like our american counsins I also think that 27 june (our Veterans Day) should also be bank holiday.

    Russ

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    Re: Rememberance day

    I entirely agree, both with the bank holiday idea and the remembering those living and dead who have put themselves in the firing line.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    I am glade i am not the only one who thinks the same way i do but i know there are some people who dont i got really upset last year as one shop still kept trading during 2 min silince i was so annoyed i refused to buy anything in there. By the way i would just like to say the Royal British Legion are the best having just been medicaly discharged they have been nothing but help also the Vetrains Agency. But even if you are not a Royal British Legion member they will try to help you one of the best i have ever come across.
    Thank You

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    Re: Rememberance day

    We should all remember everyone who fought in war, including the enemy

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    Re: Rememberance day

    I think I should have my own rememberance day just for me. It should be an annual event.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    In vietnam he was nineteen, n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-nineteeeeen! purple heart n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-nineteen!

    Mei Ling once say: Hello GeeAye me love you long time!

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    Re: Rememberance day

    This is one of the few times I would ask that this thread stays relatively serious ...

    As someone who has family and friends who have benefitted from the Poppy appeal I cannot stress how important it is.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    This is one of the few times I would ask that this thread stays relatively serious ...

    As someone who has family and friends who have benefitted from the Poppy appeal I cannot stress how important it is.
    Quite right Tony - no place for trying to be funny...

    Respect for those who died or were injured defending our country or even those training to defend it should be given without hesitation and with gratitude for their sacrifices on our behalf.

    Wear your poppy with pride...

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    Re: Rememberance day

    For the Fallen
    by Laurenc Binon

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England's foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

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    Re: Rememberance day

    very nice i like it its all there

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    Re: Rememberance day

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook

    4,000,000 ex-service people have a long-term inllness or disability.
    You sure about that GD? I find it hard to believe that 10% of adults in the UK have been affected in this way??



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