BUY YOUR POPPY!

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  1. ndicki

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    Do not forget to buy your Poppy if you are in one of the countries where these are used during the Remembrance period! It is a small gesture, but one which means a great deal, both symbolically, and in real terms.

    It is too easy to forget that our Armed Forces continue to serve whether in peacetime or wartime, and that this does not just concern the World Wars.
     

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    I handed one of our great veterans two pounds for two poppies (one for my g/f too)
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    I got mine last week (donated a pound as well).
     
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    My VFW post gives them away on post. Ofcourse we accept donations as well when we are doing it. It all goes toa good cause.
     
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    Already got mine! Trying to convince my girlfriend to buy one but she doesnt want to...tight :rolleyes: Nah she isnt really, she gives to lots of charities, just not this tome for some reason.
     
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    if you have had the privelage of knowing any veterans then write/call them

    here in the states I'll be sending out many emails on the early morning saying THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY !, plus thanking my dad and father-in law and my brother in law whose body is still riddled with shrapnel from Nam
     
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    My wife wears hers with pride - and she's German!
     
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    i wear mine with pride too, and always watch the rememberance events on TV...........
     
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    Last year I was part of the rememberance - Will probably watch it on TV this year though.
     
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    in a few minutes, I have to get my kit together and drive off to Paris Notre Dame Cathedral for the annual British Remembrance Ceremony - Ambassadors, Military Attach├ęs, etc, etc, and me.

    I'm flag-bearer for the Paris Branch of the Aircrews Association, in memory of my late Father, an ex-Bomber pilot, and more to the point, those others who did not come back. Then tomorrow, I have to organize "accessories" for the Anglican Church in Fontainebleau; we have an ammo box full of sand in front of the altar, and those who wish to come up and plant poppy crosses in the sand. Standing behind the box, is a reversed Lee Enfield NoI MkIII, as you imagine on a grave, with its bayonet planted in the ground. Rarely ever done in reality, but the symbolism is high.
     
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    Britain's oldest man, a battle of Jutland survivor at 110 was in France for the ceremonies today.........
     
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    Age shall not weary them or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morn.
    We will remember them.
    Lest We Forget
     
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    The legend continues in this country lanc of the brave ANZAC's who stormed the shores of Gallipoli and to go from there to The Middle East and fields of France and Flanders. Our last World War One veteran pased away 2 years ago he will be sadly missed and the ranks of our World War 2 veterans is thinning each ANZAC Day. But the spirit of ANZAC still survives today. With veterans who served in Korea Malaya Borneo Vietnam Gulf Wars Afghanistan and peacekeepers who served in Somalia Bouganville East Timor Rwanda and many other places taking the place to march for their ANZAC forefathers. Yes i do buy the POPPY just to give my respect to those who served including my own Father and several other members of my family who have served in the Australian Military. The money here goes to Legacy and Legacy is a charity organisztion set up for war widows and family who have lost a relative in war or in peace keeping duties overseas. The Last Post was played at 1100 hours on the 11th November 2006 yet again for all who have served
     
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