Remembrance Day

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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:31 am

I didn't Manage to get a poppy this year. although, I whent to 2 rememberance parades - I'm an air Cadet in A Detached Flight (D/F). Being in a D/f means I have to go to the rememberance Parade on a saturday. I also whent to the Parade that Main squadren Have to go to (which I didn't have to go to). So I was IN two parades. And according to My Head of year (at school) It's to remember those that Died in All Wars (that we Fought in -like Both world Wars)
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Postby parnassus » Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:59 pm

It is for every conflict.

I am glad you paraded. I once had the opportunity to march with the Guides alongside a party of veterans. Even though I couldn't keep time (!) I will never forget that day.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:26 pm

parnassus wrote:I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love:
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.

I love that hymn. Strange that it is no longer considered all right to sing.


I don't think it's very Christian to make vows to one's country )please don't be offended, that is just my opinion.) It implies that one would be more willing to make sacrifices for the good of a person from your country than for the good of a foreigner. If the word "country" in the first God were replaced with the word "God" or "neighbour" I would think it was a beautiful hymn.
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Postby pinkparrot » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:00 pm

I see what you mean, 1337.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:04 am

Another problem with remembrance day is that it allows people to think that it's ok to forget about these things for the rest of the year, provided they remember them on just one day.
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Postby pinkparrot » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:22 pm

True.
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