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A belated Remembrance Day comment

#1
To all my ARRSE friends (and those few detractors), I offer my belated but sincere condolences and respects on the occasion of your Remembrance Day. I regret to say that at least from my perspective last week on our Veterans Day (November 11 as well) I was quite underwhelmed by the degree to which my countrymen even knew of the event much less recognized it in any appropriate way.
 
#3
Jar, the poor response is not confined to the US. As referred to previously, when I asked for volunteers from Regular officers at my police station, to march on the parade, precisely ZERO officers offered their services. I somehow think if the same thing had happened in the US, the volunteers would have been queueing out of the door!!
 
#4
Jar, the poor response is not confined to the US. As referred to previously, when I asked for volunteers from Regular officers at my police station, to march on the parade, precisely ZERO officers offered their services. I somehow think if the same thing had happened in the US, the volunteers would have been queueing out of the door!!
I would think so if you are referring to most of our police but regrettably our "people" in general seem not to give a fig anymore and are much more interested in the newest electronic gizmo or who is "dancing with the stars."
 
#7
I would think so if you are referring to most of our police but regrettably our "people" in general seem not to give a fig anymore and are much more interested in the newest electronic gizmo or who is "dancing with the stars."
It seems to be only those who have served, who give a damn about it from what I have seen.
On the other side of the coin, I did not give a damn about the Hippies being evicted from Wall Street either!

P.S. Hope all is good with JJH and his kin. An early Happy Thanksgiving to you!
 
#8
MP which force are you ? I have to say I have noticed that very few police officers seem to participate on Remembrance Sunday.
Usually a wreath layer and thats it.
 
#10
The Police never could march properly in a parade anyway, so they may be concerned that they look "bimbling" if they do go on a parade.

(Yes Officer, I have NO outstanding parking tickets.)
 

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