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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:25 
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I'm confused about your 2 minutes silence being at the office

In NL it's on may 4th at 20.00 so most people are in their own home and can hold the 2 mins silence any way they want, though there are 2 special ceremonies that are broadcasted on tv so we usually choose either the Dam in Amsterdam or the Waalsdorpervlakte.
I was once having dinner and the restaurant announced it and cut the music for the 2 mins, some ppl didnt care or didnt know what was going on but most people halted conversation.
There are also always many people that pull over on the motorway for the 2 mins, and many who do not.

I'm so glad we don't have a symbol to buy/wear etc
except of course masses of orange crap the next day as 4/5 is rememberance/liberation so the 5th has loads of bands/music/alcohol/orange


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 Post subject: Re: What is the white poppy...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 
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It's all the elevens. 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month.

And then again on the closest Sunday.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 16:21 
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I love David Squires (football cartoonist at The Guardian), and this piece from 2015 remains awesome.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/pi ... brance-day

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 17:52 
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Curiosity wrote:
I love David Squires (football cartoonist at The Guardian), and this piece from 2015 remains awesome.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/pi ... brance-day


He is brilliant, as is that, which I'd somehow missed.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the white poppy...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 0:52 
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Every time I see those absurd comparisons and poppy cult stuff, I immediately think, “Never even done a war” :DD

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