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Remembrance Sunday

11 Nov

English: Remembrance day poppy icon and slogan



11 Nov
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At eleven o’clock today, the nation will fall silent for two minutes, to honour those who fought in so many wars. 

It will be at 11 on 11.11.11.

This date and time won’t happen for another hundred years.  The heroes of last century’s wars will be long forgotten.  I’m sad but sure there will be many more to take their place.

Laurence Binyon said it best: 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.



More Clearing Out Of The Inbox

22 Jun
Mock the Week
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When was the last time you changed your mind?

Yesterday.   No, the day before.

What war is worth fighting?

The Cold War.

What?  They did that one already?  Who won?  Lemsip or Vicks?
Today’s joke brought to you courtesy of BBC2’s Mock the Week.

Is courage made, grown or found?

Courage makes, grows and can be found in all good pubs (at the bottom of a glass).  But not for long, apparently: Wikipedia says they are ‘haemorrhaging sales’.  Not a good look in a beer.  I hope they’re not bitter.

Do you believe in life on other planets?

Yes, because I saw this great documentary series a few years ago about a spaceship that boldly went where no one had gone before…to split infinitives and beyond.



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