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Originally posted by Yissachar1
reply to post by Ahmose
In the UK on November 11th we remember our veterans.. Armistace day.. The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. It marks the end of the first world war. Poppies are worn because they grew where the soldiers were killed.. All of them from all nationalities. So the poppy and this day has come to signify the rememberance of all of the fallen in every war since.. However ther are those who would rather disrespect the fallen by publicly not wearing a poppy or observing the two minuets silence for them on 11th hour of the 11th day..
Originally posted by andy1033
No thanks, they fought for our right to choose, did they not?
I will not wear one, and op should accept those things.
Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by Yissachar1
Many only think of the military as a combat machine. It is but there are sacrifices that go beyond that. Dad was in the Navy and wasn't home when I was young, not until I was 16. I harbored resentment towards him for that into my 30's. The loss of a close relationship with my father was not only a sacrifice he made but one MY FAMILY made too.