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Armistice Day 2 minutes silence

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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Does everyone stop what there doing (where they can), or do peoples offices etc just carry on as normal. I know I'll be downing tools at 1100 tomorrow to remember and thank all those who made the ulitmate sacrifice for our great country.
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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banned#1
On that subject........ the game my youngest played in on Sunday had a minutes silence with all the kids in the center circle observing.


Edited - to remove Celtic reference.... See this thread to discuss further - not in this one please...
#2
I was reading about that yesterday, I just find pathetic to be honest.
#3
guv
On that subject........ the game my youngest played in on Sunday had a minutes silence with all the kids in the center circle observing. Just been listening to "talk Sport" where they have been talking about the events at Parkhead on Saturday. Can't really get my head round it! Why exactly are Celtic Fans who serve in the British Army (are Scottish) seen as outcasts by some fans at the club? Why cant they have a minutes silence? Why did those fans walk out during the minutes applause?

I hear all the time about how great Celtic fans are, but this sounds absolutely crazy.


West of Scotland bigotry, hence why the Rangers fans fly the union jack and the Celtic fans fly the Irish Tricolore.

These fans are idiots and should be ashamed of themselves, of course they aren't intelligent enough to do so.
#4
I work in an office at the moment so probably will be sitting quietly for one minute. My grandfather fought and was gassed in the war. I never met him but I bet he saw some horrors.
#5
My class will be downing their pencils and observing the silence at 11am tomorrow. They might not understand why fully until the assembly at 11.35, but theyre good kids and will know its for a good reason.

I am also in a concert at Royal Concert Hall Nottingham tomorrow where we are all required to wear poppies as a mark of respect.

I know nothing of the above mentioned football game, but I fear this thread may turn negative and judgemental from it rather than thoughtful and reflective as posted. Could we leave the Celtic business behind and reflect on the true meaning of the post?
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#6
I think the site should be silent at 11am tomorrow - no posting
#7
guv
Whilst I can "understand" the pro or against English/British stand point, Irish and Scottish people died in WW1- so have they got something against them as well?


Who knows.... they probably don't know themselves. They're hardly the most mentally balanced people out there.
#8
suze;3424734
I think the site should be silent at 11am tomorrow - no posting

Good, idea but would never happen
banned#9
curvy_chicka

I know nothing of the above mentioned football game, but I fear this thread may turn negative and judgemental from it rather than thoughtful and reflective as posted. Could we leave the Celtic business behind and reflect on the true meaning of the post?
xx


Sorry - that certainly wasnt my intention. I'l create a thread to ask peoples views on what happened.
#10
we always have a minute silence and make our kids do it as well
#11
I will definitely try but work in a hospital so anything could happen, went to church yesterday though.
#12
suze;3424734
I think the site should be silent at 11am tomorrow - no posting


I agree

Paddy_o_furniture;3424747
Good, idea but would never happen


I can't see why not, MSE did it yesterday, why can't HUKD?
#13
bellabonkers;3424673
I work in an office at the moment so probably will be sitting quietly for one minute. My grandfather fought and got gassed in world war one. I never met him but I bet he saw some horrors.

I actually read my first book in about 16 years whilst on my hols (last one being wheres spot, man I love that crazy dog) The Last Fighting Tommy, Harry Patch (The last surviving soldier from the trenches @ 110 years), that man saw some horrors. Read the book if you can, an amazing read.
#14
barneydog;3424767
I agree



I can't see why not, MSE did it yesterday, why can't HUKD?

Fair play to MSE, and I would love to see this site do it. I would happily be proved wrong.
#15
i refuse to do the mintue silence for various reasons
#16
ciarancfc
i refuse to do the mintue silence for various reasons


I would love to know the reasons?
#17
suze
I think the site should be silent at 11am tomorrow - no posting

I agree. What's 2 minutes of respect against our lifetime lived in freedom? I for one will be setting my alarm and walking out to observe the silence
#18
suze
I think the site should be silent at 11am tomorrow - no posting


I think someone said that last year, but there are idiots on the site who will be determined to come on just to post.

I will be doing the silence, and also did it on sunday. These people gave their lives for us, the least we can do is give them 2 minutes of our thoughts once a year
#19
ciarancfc
i refuse to do the mintue silence for various reasons


What reasons? I know some people can't, but I would think many can :)
#20
Alfonse
I would love to know the reasons?


now that the poppy is to remember all the british troops that have died even in illegal wars like iraq and ireland i will not do a minute silence for the people who killed my ancesstors in ireland. If it it where just for the victims of WW1 and WW2 i would have no problem doing the silence but now that the government want us to remwmber all the british troops i cant do it. soory if this upsets anyone
banned#21
ciarancfc
now that the poppy is to remember all the british troops that have died even in illegal wars like iraq and ireland i will not do a minute silence for the people who killed my ancesstors in ireland. If it it where just for the victims of WW1 and WW2 i would have no problem doing the silence but now that the government want us to remwmber all the british troops i cant do it. soory if this upsets anyone


If this is reference to the Celtic thing - can I ask you to delete and repost in this thread

If it isn't - no problems. I dont agree with your logic, but respect you are entitled to your opinion.
#22
ciarancfc;3424837
now that the poppy is to remember all the british troops that have died even in illegal wars like iraq and ireland i will not do a minute silence for the people who killed my ancesstors in ireland. If it it where just for the victims of WW1 and WW2 i would have no problem doing the silence but now that the government want us to remwmber all the british troops i cant do it. soory if this upsets anyone

Your problem surely lies with the British Government then, and not the brave men and women who have died so that you have the freedom to say that sort of thing.
#23
Is the silence not to pay respect to everyone that has been a victim of war?
#24
electriclinux
Is the silence not to pay respect to everyone that has been a victim of war?


I have no problem. what is 2 minutes out of a whole year. 2 minutes...120 seconds. Just bow your head and remember those that fought for the country.
#25
grex9101
Who knows.... they probably don't know themselves. They're hardly the most mentally balanced people out there.


wow that statment was way out of order btw
#26
electriclinux
Is the silence not to pay respect to everyone that has been a victim of war?


doesnt matter its for ppl that died in an unselfish way....EVERYBODY should show respect no matter where you came from its ridiculous some ppl are so simple minded still

not aimed at you personally
#27
ciarancfc
now that the poppy is to remember all the british troops that have died even in illegal wars like iraq and ireland i will not do a minute silence for the people who killed my ancesstors in ireland. If it it where just for the victims of WW1 and WW2 i would have no problem doing the silence but now that the government want us to remwmber all the british troops i cant do it. soory if this upsets anyone


Fair points, its easy to think that this day of remembrance is just about WWi and WWII because thats how it come about but its still always been a day to remember anyone who died in any war, combatant and civilian alike, German or English, Iraqi or Americain, etc. War is a senseless waste of life and that is the purpose of the moment not to hold hate, anger or prejudice but to know the dead are not forgotten and show respect for those that tried to stand for what they believe, in the face of certain death.
#28
I think it's best to see the 2 minutes silence and the poppy wearing as quite separate.

The silence is for everyone who has been damaged by the senseless waste of war but the poppy appeal provide funds for the Royal British Legion and I have no strong views on that but I can imagine why others would have.

http://www.poppy.org.uk/index.php/how-you-make-a-difference.html
#29
I will be, i did yesterday too-and the kids watched the Cenataph service on BBc2 last night. I am REALLY grateful people both faught and gave their lives for me to live in a country that has relative freedom.

Whatever you think of war-many people had no choice and were conscripted.

Also we need to remember those who were left without partners, dads, sons etc.

And those who came home never to be the same again.

Interestingly, on the news tonight, the man who is the oldest surviving soldier from WW! asked that the German families are remembered too-now that takes real courage-if he can do that-who are we to be petty when we haven't even been near the horrors of it all.
#30
scotland88
wow that statment was way out of order btw


well seeing the only one that has issue with it is the one with Scotland in their username....

Look, if you think bigotry and religious intolerance is ok in this day and age then go back in your cage. I know exactly what goes on on BOTH sides and yes, they are the minority but it spoils it for the rest of us.
#31
ciarancfc
i refuse to do the mintue silence for various reasons


well there is always one:x
#32
me and my family definitely do. we bought poppies for us and our 2 boys and had to explain to our 4 year old exactly what it was for...... he was well impressed- he's quite obsessed with the army already lol
tried explaining to out 2 yr old but he just started acting like a loony and ran away :) think he might be too young to understand yet
#33
lyndsbowes
me and my family definitely do. we bought poppies for us and our 2 boys and had to explain to our 4 year old exactly what it was for...... he was well impressed- he's quite obsessed with the army already lol
tried explaining to out 2 yr old but he just started acting like a loony and ran away :) think he might be too young to understand yet


we do the same with ours ,some people just dont have respect:)
#34
missismop
we do the same with ours ,some people just dont have respect:)


i agree :thumbsup:
it's nothing to do with who didn't do what etc it's about the men and women who died for all of us and just taking 1 min to remember it
#35
ciarancfc
now that the poppy is to remember all the british troops that have died even in illegal wars like iraq and ireland i will not do a minute silence for the people who killed my ancesstors in ireland. If it it where just for the victims of WW1 and WW2 i would have no problem doing the silence but now that the government want us to remwmber all the british troops i cant do it. soory if this upsets anyone



So you dont want to say thank you for people that have died for this country? Dont you feel you should have some pride living in a country that people have given there lives for?

Or you perfectly happy if Mr Hitler for example invavded england, you wouldn't be able to say what you just said if that was the case.

Some people dont know how lucky they are.

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