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    Harry Patch - RIP

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    This man should be given a state funeral in my opinion.

    I've read a couple of books on him and both have reduced me to tears.

    The debt of gratitude we owe to people like him can never really be put into words.

    This is a very sad day for Britain.

    RIP Harry

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    Original Poster

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    It's sad but I don't think he needs a state funeral.

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    very sad, not sure why you think he needs a state funeral though, was it because he lived to a ripe old age or because he fought in the war

    Original Poster

    As the last of his generation, I just think that he deserves to be recognised, not just him personally to be honest, but as a tribute to the millions of men and women who died in that war.

    It is the end of an era.

    "We will remember them"

    Wouldn't a state-funeral kind of belittle all those others who died in the past 90 years, or indeed those who died during the war though?

    It is, as you say though, the end of an era.... It won't be too long till those who fought or lived through WW2 will be few in their numbers.

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    BlasterLad;5845748

    As the last of his generation, I just think that he deserves to be … As the last of his generation, I just think that he deserves to be recognised, not just him personally to be honest, but as a tribute to the millions of men and women who died in that war.It is the end of an era."We will remember them"



    yes it is very sad and the end of an era, but what about all the others, what about those who died in the war let alone those who survived it

    WoW I thought this was a DVDrip of the new Harry Potter. Oh well.

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    ok we have got over the fact that he shouldn't get a state funeral.

    now move on and just appreciate what he did for this country

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    111 years old....wow

    would of loved to of chatted with him.....the stories he would have after all those years!!

    Rip

    Original Poster

    sassie;5845772

    yes it is very sad and the end of an era, but what about all the others, … yes it is very sad and the end of an era, but what about all the others, what about those who died in the war let alone those who survived it



    I just said that it would be in respect of those too :?

    Thought this was a thread saying Harry Potter had died.

    bykergrove;5845781

    ok we have got over the fact that he shouldn't get a state funeral.now … ok we have got over the fact that he shouldn't get a state funeral.now move on and just appreciate what he did for this country



    The man never wanted any recognition, as far as he was concerned he was a lucky one and it was the ones who never came back should be honoured. If the man gets any honours whatever it would be to remember all who died and suffered, including their families, in that horrendous war....

    +1 op. All too easy to forget what others have gone through for us

    DarkKnight;5845917

    Thought this was a thread saying Harry Potter had died.



    you are too late... we have had that sick joke already...

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    mosskeeto;5845930

    you are too late... we have had that sick joke already...



    Technically, it's not a sick joke. It's a joke about his name being similar to Harry Potter's.

    FilthAndFurry;5845935

    Technically, it's not a sick joke. It's a joke about his name being … Technically, it's not a sick joke. It's a joke about his name being similar to Harry Potter's.



    its trolling as you know...

    mosskeeto;5845940

    its trolling as you know...



    Huh?

    wind your neck in

    It is very sad, and if not a state funeral to mark the significance of this moment in time, then what? Should it just pass us by, brief comments on forums and pub chats, to be forgotten in a week or so? There should be something more significant to mark this end of an era.

    roadrunner1;5845950

    Huh?wind your neck in



    I think what he was hoping was we could keep this thread respectful:thumbsup:

    He became Britain's oldest man when another veteran of the war, Henry … He became Britain's oldest man when another veteran of the war, Henry Allingham, died exactly one week ago on July 18 aged 113



    Nice that he lived to achieve that, lets hope he is at peace now

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    jonb2412;5845974

    It is very sad, and if not a state funeral to mark the significance of … It is very sad, and if not a state funeral to mark the significance of this moment in time, then what? Should it just pass us by, brief comments on forums and pub chats, to be forgotten in a week or so? There should be something more significant to mark this end of an era.



    We could stop letting old men send young men to die. That would be a fitting tribute.

    very sad. a true gentleman. rip harry

    mosskeeto;5845930

    you are too late... we have had that sick joke already...



    :? It wasn't a joke. I was just scrolling down and it looked like Harry Potter, and i was thinking "wow thats young to die" but then i looked closer
    So neh

    Hairy Patch? Someone needs to buy a razor.

    roadrunner1;5845776

    WoW I thought this was a DVDrip of the new Harry Potter. Oh well.



    DarkKnight;5845917

    Thought this was a thread saying Harry Potter had died.



    FilthAndFurry;5845935

    Technically, it's not a sick joke. It's a joke about his name being … Technically, it's not a sick joke. It's a joke about his name being similar to Harry Potter's.



    roadrunner1;5845950

    Huh?wind your neck in



    peodude;5846645

    Hairy Patch? Someone needs to buy a razor.



    :?

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    skusey;5846806

    :?



    You seem confused.

    FilthAndFurry;5846818

    You seem confused.



    No, it all makes sense.:thumbsup:
    (Thanks for your input)
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