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Title: Remembrance
Post by: Honest Lee on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 15:51:20
Have you been through Queens Park recently?
There are posters displayed on trees there of young men from Swindon that served in the Great War.
Worth a visit to read of the fate of many of these men and boys.
Kind of puts life into perspective.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: normy on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:04:58
My father served in the Great War, but survived, or I wouldn't be here now.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:07:18
The first person to say that poppies are banned gets an idiot badge on their profile.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:21:01
The first person to say that poppies are banned gets an idiot badge on their profile.

I notice that even the RBL have come out this year and publicly said they are not aware of it ever being banned. Linked to this I am getting thoroughly sick of the politicisation of the poppy and it being plastered all over social media, in my case mainly by people whose normal stock posts are EDL and UKIP based.

Also been rather intriguing to see that shite thrown at James McClean yet Matic got a very easy ride?

Its getting frankly absurd that there is now this underlying pressure to be seen to remember, which rather flies in the fave of the whole fact of the freedoms our forefathers were bravely fighting to protect.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:38:59
I notice that even the RBL have come out this year and publicly said they are not aware of it ever being banned. Linked to this I am getting thoroughly sick of the politicisation of the poppy and it being plastered all over social media, in my case mainly by people whose normal stock posts are EDL and UKIP based.

Also been rather intriguing to see that shite thrown at James McClean yet Matic got a very easy ride?

Its getting frankly absurd that there is now this underlying pressure to be seen to remember, which rather flies in the fave of the whole fact of the freedoms our forefathers were bravely fighting to protect.

The James Mclean thing is tedious as hell, wearing a poppy isn't mandatory, its a CHOICE and as you rightly say, exactly what the many people that lost their lives in both the first and second world wars died for.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:41:03
McLean is a bit of a dick though, but not for not wearing a poppy.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:50:13
I had dog called Poppy once


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:51:55
I had dog called Poppy once
So did we....


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 16:56:14
So did we....
I still have .....


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 17:00:05
McLean is a bit of a dick though, but not for not wearing a poppy.


I'm sure McClean isn't the Irishman to play football in England and be passionately against Remembrance Sunday... but then football clubs decided that iron-on poppies on shirts was the way forward...

 ::)


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 17:11:03
https://twitter.com/giantpoppywatch


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 17:25:46
horrendous, Horlock

Can't stand the my grief and/or respect is deeper than your's twattery. 

I wear my poppy this week and this week only.  Why are all the cunts on tv so eager to start weeks ago?

Why do we seem to need two minutes silence these days.  Weren't people respectful enough in the past with just the one minute?

I'm sure none/very few of the war dead were heart on sleeve, look at me types anyway.  Just respect them.  Quietly.


Title: Re: Remembrance
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 18:05:46
Remember for one day a year, then make sure "great wars" don't happen again for the rest of the year.

Find it strange that people who choose to wear white ones can get stick for doing so.