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Old Nov 8th 2007, 6:48 pm
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Old Nov 8th 2007, 6:51 pm
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Now you can download Poppy wallpaper to your mobile! Text 'Poppy' to 85552 and donate £1.50 to the Poppy Appeal. Suitable for WAP phones only.

£1.50 well spent


http://www.poppy.org.uk/content/Show...ort-1104.shtml
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Can we keep this thread at the top of the list until Sunday 11/11 at 1100?
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Can we keep this thread at the top of the list until Sunday 11/11 at 1100?
Isnt Poppy day to do with WW2....???? if so, is it not time to move on,,?
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Isnt Poppy day to do with WW2....???? if so, is it not time to move on,,?
Erm, no. On both counts.


And its not funny either.

Maybe you should go and educate yourself about some of the sacrifices and horrors of the past that it took to make the freedoms we take for granted today.

I and my kids will be at the war memorial on Sunday.

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Isnt Poppy day to do with WW2....???? if so, is it not time to move on,,?
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Erm, no.


And its not funny either.

Maybe you should go and educate yourself about some of the sacrifices and horrors of the past that it took to make the freedoms we take for granted today.
Then please educate me,what is poppy day about. And i did not imply that it was funny, oh sarcastic one..
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Then please educate me,what is poppy day about. And i did not imply that it was funny, oh sarcastic one..

Find a war memorial on sunday. Talk to the old guys with the medals, some of them will be glad to educate you.

As soon as we forget the lessons and sacrifices of history, we run the danger of repeating them again. Never Forget.


Sorry, hard to believe there is a british adult alive who does not understand the significance. I mistook your ignorance for being a smartarse.

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What an idiot!
I asked a civil Q, maybe you and the author of " TIT" could reply in the same manner.
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Then please educate me,what is poppy day about. And i did not imply that it was funny, oh sarcastic one..
Please read this link:-

http://www.show.me.uk/site/news/STO521.html

I hope this will help to answer your questions.
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I asked a civil Q, maybe you and the author of " TIT" could reply in the same manner.
sorry , i was gonna use a longer word but wasn't sure if you would understand .
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Find a war memorial on sunday. Talk to the old guys with the medals.
OK but which war,is it we are refering to with poppy day. Ive driven past the Poppy fields many a time in Flanders,but which war do we commerate ???
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OK but which war,is it we are refering to with poppy day. Ive driven past the Poppy fields many a time in Flanders,but which war do we commerate ???
Primarily the first war, it was rigged to end at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month at who knows what cost in lives. Beyond that, wars in general.
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OK but which war,is it we are refering to with poppy day. Ive driven past the Poppy fields many a time in Flanders,but which war do we commerate ???
All of them you idiot!

The poppies arent there as a memorial, they are just there. They were there before the war turned them into muddy bogs where men drowned in the shell holes if they slipped off the duckboards, and they are there after...its symbolic, see

I look at pictures and I simply cannot imagine being placed in that position, let alone signing up voluntarily. My elderly neighbour lost two of her brothers in WW1. There are increasingly few people alive with first hand experience of the horror, and that makes it increasingly important that the younger generations dont ever "move on" and forget about it.


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