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trumper
11-14-2004, 04:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif LEST WE FORGET,all those that died.

Extreme_One
11-14-2004, 04:10 AM
Amen.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
..and are still dying in the name of freedom and democracy.

We should all be grateful.

JG52Uther
11-14-2004, 05:04 AM
AMEN to that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

DeerHunterUK
11-14-2004, 05:05 AM
Lest we forget.

Maple_Tiger
11-14-2004, 06:27 AM
It wasn't on sunday lol. It was on thursday, Nov 11.

Extreme_One
11-14-2004, 06:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Maple_Tiger:
It wasn't on sunday lol. It was on thursday, Nov 11. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Today (Sunday) in the UK it's Rememberance Sunday.

We used to call it "Poppy Day" when we were kids.

Arm_slinger
11-14-2004, 06:36 AM
For past and present

Viking-S
11-14-2004, 10:46 AM
Battles are lost and won by soldiers! Peace is made and preserved by politicians, elect them and make sure that they respect and carry out the will of the people and the rules of the international comunity.

fluke39
11-14-2004, 05:03 PM
uk: Nov 11th = armistice day
1st sunday after Nov 11th = rememberance day


i shall give my respect to those whom fought and died so that we could have a better life

every year fewer and fewer ww1/ww2 vets march past the cenotaph - when they are all gone i just hope enough people remember not to let history repeat itself..

WTE_DuStA
11-14-2004, 05:12 PM
so does the uk actually celebreate armistice day, which was renamed to rememberance day after the actual date ?

trumper
11-15-2004, 02:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_DuStA:
so does the uk actually celebreate armistice day, which was renamed to rememberance day after the actual date ? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
If Armistice Day Nov 11th is in the week then things tend to carry on pretty much as normal,although they [well some places,not many] will adhere to the 2 minutes silence.
It seems to be up to individual people and companies how they commemorate it.
Veterans,civic leaders and representatives lay the wreaths locally and the general public seem to be left to decide what they do.
I think because of this we use the Sunday after Nov 11 as the Public day for Remembering and parades and the church services.
In the perfect world if i had my way the whole of the country would be brought to a stand on 11th Nov AT 11-00 for 2 minutes.
I seem to remember when i was a child everything stopped but maybe times were different then and i am remembering incorrectly.