The best place to be on Remberance Day?

#1
Although it is a solemn day, it can also be enjoyable and I am sure that many of those who are not there with us would not want us to be dismal, but to Reme,ber them with a smile on our face.

So where is the best place to be on the 11th hour of the 11th Day?

The Menin gate in Ypres?
 
#2
theipval memorial ( excuse spelling ) outside with the mist all around u as last post played. Was there a couple of years ago and even the birds stopped chirping for the silence
 

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#3
It doesn't matter where you are.

The fact that you are here at all, and free, is good enough.
 
#4
i have a friend that works in an office and they suggested to their bosses to switch off the phones - answer they got was no. so their answer , and all the peeps they work with is that they will all being going to the loo at the same time
 
#5
Standing Proud with Poppy in Lapel, medals polished and gleaming, suit pressed to knife edge precision, crying my bl**dy eyes out, tears streaming unashamedly down my face in the cold and wet at my local war Memorial while the Legion do their stuff.

Then back to raise a glass and blow the froth off a few...

B*gger, filling up already, does this count as a rehearsal? :(
 
#6
Last year at an unknown Grid Ref in the Libyan desert. This year in the Commonwealth cemetery in Khartoum, if the people in the British Embassy there get off their air conditioned arrses and let me know what's going on....
 
#8
I would recommend attending a remembrance service in a small village or town in your locality as these are often very intimate and moving services. Also it helps to keep the tradition alive in small villages where the number of veterans on parade in a lot of villages is dwindling year by year.
 
#9
Sunday, City of London Memorial, Royal Exchange. Tuesday 1100hrs stood by the side of my car wherever I happen to be and bollox to any Parking Warden.
 
#10
This year will be the same as last year for me, suited up and in the Regimental tie at the cenotaph in George Square, Glasgow.
 
#13
Outstanding said:
I like the idea of stopping your dar - but could you do it anywhere - M6??
Well you could always claim a misfire and that as a good citizen you left your vehicle to move to a safe position.
 
#14
This'll be my first year living in London full-time so I'm planning to head up to the Cenotaph but, as mentioned above, I'll be there in my knife-edge ironed suit, with medal (singular), Corps tie and more than one or two tears in my eyes watching the RBL doing their thing.
 
#15
The BDF/RBL club in Belize City has got to be one of the best. If you can cope with the previous day's celebration and the 90+ humidity. Cracking guys who have supported us in just about all our fights. Stick to Belikin!
 
#16
The BDF/RBL club in Belize City has got to be one of the best. If you can cope with the previous day's celebration and the 90+ humidity. Cracking guys who have supported us in just about all our fights. Stick to Belikin!
 
#20
I shall be stood in my local church watching my 6 year old grandson on his first Church parade with Beavers, he is very excited, I've tried explaining it to him but don't think he is ready for the concept at the moment. Mixed with the sadness of the occasion I shall be as proud as punch though.
 

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