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Re: Wearing a Poppy

This is just the day that Britain has as a national Remembrance Day, not the whole world, not even the whole poppy wearing world. NZers and Aussies have them in April on ANZAC day. Incidently, an uncle of mine was born on 11.11.11. Perhaps it was a bad omen as he apparently crashed his RAF 'plane into an Irish cliff during WW2.
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Old 07.11.2010, 21:26
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Old 07.11.2010, 22:24
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No its not, its to remember those who lost their lives.
Incorrect, it's the 'Legion that organises the poppy appeal for soldiers, sailors and airman killed or INJURED and not just during war time. It happens to be commemorated at this time of year with the focal point being remembrance Sunday.
http://www.poppy.org.uk/

So people should wear a poppy or not as their ideology dictates, personally I don't wear a poppy, but always contributed in the collection tins
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This is just the day that Britain has as a national Remembrance Day, not the whole world, not even the whole poppy wearing world. NZers and Aussies have them in April on ANZAC day. Incidently, an uncle of mine was born on 11.11.11. Perhaps it was a bad omen as he apparently crashed his RAF 'plane into an Irish cliff during WW2.
Not just Britain - a lot of the Allies from WWI, including Australia, as originally it was Armistice Day, when hostilities officially ended on the Western Front ( ... at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month ...).
Think it's still a public holiday in a couple of countries ...

Other memorial days, such as ANZAC Day, are observed in addition to Remembrance Day ...
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Incorrect, it's the 'Legion that organises the poppy appeal for soldiers, sailors and airman killed or INJURED and not just during war time. It happens to be commemorated at this time of year with the focal point being remembrance Sunday.
http://www.poppy.org.uk/

So people should wear a poppy or not as their ideology dictates, personally I don't wear a poppy, but always contributed in the collection tins
You are correct and I should maybe have expanded on my post but to say "its also to remind everyone just how futile wars are" is completely wrong. Thats the point I was trying to get to.
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Something for the last hour of Armistice Day tonight:



A reminder that wars are still being fought, many never spoken about in 'Western' society ...
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Old 12.11.2010, 14:38
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just my point of view by the way, this whole thing is getting to much, I think its time for me to face the firing squad...


Maybe we just think different!
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Maybe we just think different!
Google Wootton Bassett

And we don't need the cheesey Sarah Brightman sound track ....

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Re: Wearing a Poppy

The video isn't entirely accurate about what happens in the UK. In fact, it's pretty offensive to the likes of the residents of, for example, Wotton Bassett.
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Re: Wearing a Poppy

Is there an echo in the room?
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The video isn't entirely accurate about what happens in the UK. In fact, it's pretty offensive to the likes of the residents of, for example, Wotton Bassett.
I am happy to be proven wrong!
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Re: Wearing a Poppy

I saw people wearing poppies on Question Time last night so I went to Orel Fussli but they hadn't got any. The two people at the counter also didn't say that they'd be getting any in either.
I think the British guy who used to work there must have left.
Any other suggestions?
Where abouts is this Anglican church that has them? Is it near Kunsthaus?
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Where abouts is this Anglican church that has them? Is it near Kunsthaus?
Just up the road, right here.
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Re: Wearing a Poppy

Hmmm...
That time of year again.
I'll have to find the broadcast over here.
I doubt I'll find poppies.
I guess I'll have to import my sober reflection as well.
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Hmmm...
That time of year again.
I'll have to find the broadcast over here.
I doubt I'll find poppies.
I guess I'll have to import my sober reflection as well.

PM me your address and I'll send you a Poppy.
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I saw people wearing poppies on Question Time last night so I went to Orel Fussli but they hadn't got any. The two people at the counter also didn't say that they'd be getting any in either.
I think the British guy who used to work there must have left.
Any other suggestions?
Where abouts is this Anglican church that has them? Is it near Kunsthaus?
Oh no, I bought two last year and while moving I had that "oh, a poppy, never mind, I'll buy another one" reflex.
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Re: Wearing a Poppy

where can i find a poppy in basel?
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