Just back from the local war memorial...

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by msr, Nov 11, 2010.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Passing woman: "Something 'appen today?"
    Me: "Yes, the end of World War One"
    Her: "You mean 'Itler?"
    Me: "No love, World War One, 1918"
  2. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

    I heard somebody at our memorial say "oh God, is it Sunday"

    It lashed it down with rain
  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. I hope you slapped her?
  6. Couple of years ago a lad I work with asked why the silence, was it something to do with 9/11!
  7. Tipped down with rain, local mayor and so called dignatries couldn't move fast enough when it was over.
  8. I went outside for 2 minutes. I saw one other person stood still, others milling around. Just made me Sad really.
  9. I also stood outside and watched the world go by as if nothing was happening. Such is life I guess...
  10. 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?
  11. Good turn out at mine, plenty of school kids as well, horrible weather
  12. 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.
  13. I was walkingb the dog when I stopped and could see an old couple (who stopped) and an woman of about 40 (who didnt). The Traffic just kept moving.
  14. wedge_cadman

    wedge_cadman War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    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.