Just back from the local war memorial...

#1
Passing woman: "Something 'appen today?"
Me: "Yes, the end of World War One"
Her: "You mean 'Itler?"
Me: "No love, World War One, 1918"
 
#3
Best two minutes I've had in ages.
 
#4
It amazes me how many people are still ignorant even though it happens every year.

Saying that last year in glasgow on Remembrance Sunday when the two minute silence was observed at the cenotaph the whole city stood still and you could have heard a pin drop.

Hopefully everyone has taken two minutes out of their day today to remember
 
#5
Passing woman: "Something 'appen today?"
Me: "Yes, the end of World War One"
Her: "You mean 'Itler?"
Me: "No love, World War One, 1918"

I hope you slapped her?
 
#7
Tipped down with rain, local mayor and so called dignatries couldn't move fast enough when it was over.
 
#8
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#11
Tipped down with rain, local mayor and so called dignatries couldn't move fast enough when it was over.
Something to do with the first four words, and the last four words of your post perhaps? Or perhaps, in addition to paying their respects, you believe that they should be doing penance as well?
 
#12
Good turn out at mine, plenty of school kids as well, horrible weather
 
#13
I took advantage of being "between contracts" to help escort 120 10-7 year olds from primary school to village cenotaph. Rain held off just long enough to get them there and back again. RBL committee and members were there plus a smattering of also rans. All the cute wives helping out were wowed by martial display of ribbon and bawbees on Cuddles' chest, as were small boys. TFB properly proud of me as is meet and fitting. Fenianette has huge street (playground) cred with the wee boys in her class.

Traffic stopped by marshals and all good as gold, including two "white van men" who got out and stood respectfully during silence. It isn't cheap to live here but it is worth it when occasions like this come off. I even had to smile as the local estate agent had to move his illegally parked Porsche away from the memorial! The children were all properly respectful, silent at 11 and asked questions about the old boys medals and berets etc. and about some of the WW1 programmes that have been on TV recently.
 

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#15
It's market day here and lashing it down, people stood still in the rain for two mins. Good for them

unfortunately the 2 well to do bitches in my shop refused to wait 2 mins to observe the silence and gave me shit because I wouldn't process ther payment until I was ready.
Their faces were a picture when I then refused to take their payment and sent them packing without their purchases. Best £200 I've not taken in ages.
 
#16
Very well observed and attended in Liverpool, while blowing a gale,,but a small point the vicar/ Padre, said we have some very important people here today meaning the dignitaries, and I hate that, the important people are you and me,,
 
#17
We had the march of honour last week and today the "baton" was of to the Menin gate, Honiton today was howling a gale but good turnout, mayor and local great and good, legion et-al as well as local school kids, local plod stopped the traffic.all in all good drills
 
#18
Only person to attend the war memorial in Central Milton Keynes. The shopping centre had two minutes silence as I could hear the speakers announce it.
Hopefully there will be a better turn out on Sunday.
 
#19
Something to do with the first four words, and the last four words of your post perhaps? Or perhaps, in addition to paying their respects, you believe that they should be doing penance as well?
Not asking for anyone to do any penance or wear the ash cloth, but as everyone was piss wet through and the old boys were chewing the fat, a word or two to them wouldn't have gone amiss.
 
#20
Good turnout in my little corner of South East London with two Association Standards on Parade.

Some traffic stopped some didn't. Some people stopped, some didn't.
 

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