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Is there any doubt who are the real heroes?

Old Jun 29th 2010, 10:22 pm
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Of the many aeroplanes which landed in the UK today, there are two of interest. One aeroplane carried a load of vastly overpaid so-called footballers, the other carried the bodies of 7 British soldiers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...riated-UK.html

Those so-called footballers sneaked out of the airport, quite fittingly, although to be honest nobody seemed to be in the least bit interested in welcoming them back.

How many times have we seen the word 'hero' applied to footballers and other sportsmen/women whose acts aren't exactly heroic, merely noteworthy? The word 'hero' is bandied around far too often in my opinion.

RIP lads.
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 4:53 am
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Of the many aeroplanes which landed in the UK today, there are two of interest. One aeroplane carried a load of vastly overpaid so-called footballers, the other carried the bodies of 7 British soldiers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...riated-UK.html

Those so-called footballers sneaked out of the airport, quite fittingly, although to be honest nobody seemed to be in the least bit interested in welcoming them back.

How many times have we seen the word 'hero' applied to footballers and other sportsmen/women whose acts aren't exactly heroic, merely noteworthy? The word 'hero' is bandied around far too often in my opinion.

RIP lads.
Nicely put.

And you're right.......... there are very few real heroes, but seven of them were brought home yesterday.
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 5:42 am
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Nicely put.

And you're right.......... there are very few real heroes, but seven of them were brought home yesterday.
agree. Another one that annoys me is the use of the word 'brave'. a fireman is brave, not a sportsman.
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 7:41 am
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well said.

does anyone know what happened to Wootton Bassett getting a royal charter or some such thing?
The fact that that town stops everytime the troops come home gives me some hope for the future of the UK
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well said.

does anyone know what happened to Wootton Bassett getting a royal charter or some such thing?
The fact that that town stops everytime the troops come home gives me some hope for the future of the UK
A newspaper started a campaign to have it renamed "Royal Wootton Bassett" but the locals said 'no thanks'.
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Today is also the 96th Anniversary of the day the Accrington Pals went over the top at the Somme. Accrington was the smallest town to send a Pal Regiment and over half of the lads didn't come back. My home town does not have too much to be proud of but this is one day we call all be proud to say we come from Accrington.

These men were true heros. The country said they were needed and they followed the call and made the untimate sacrifice

Lest we forget.

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Of the many aeroplanes which landed in the UK today, there are two of interest. One aeroplane carried a load of vastly overpaid so-called footballers, the other carried the bodies of 7 British soldiers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...riated-UK.html

Those so-called footballers sneaked out of the airport, quite fittingly, although to be honest nobody seemed to be in the least bit interested in welcoming them back.

How many times have we seen the word 'hero' applied to footballers and other sportsmen/women whose acts aren't exactly heroic, merely noteworthy? The word 'hero' is bandied around far too often in my opinion.

RIP lads.
Great post....
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Default Re: Is there any doubt who are the real heroes?

Originally Posted by hnd View Post
Of the many aeroplanes which landed in the UK today, there are two of interest. One aeroplane carried a load of vastly overpaid so-called footballers, the other carried the bodies of 7 British soldiers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...riated-UK.html

Those so-called footballers sneaked out of the airport, quite fittingly, although to be honest nobody seemed to be in the least bit interested in welcoming them back.

How many times have we seen the word 'hero' applied to footballers and other sportsmen/women whose acts aren't exactly heroic, merely noteworthy? The word 'hero' is bandied around far too often in my opinion.

RIP lads.
Totally agree. Moving scenes in the URL you gave.

Same in Australia, far too much wrongly placed emphasis in calling football (i.e., Rugby league or Aussie rules) players "heroes".
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Default Re: Is there any doubt who are the real heroes?

Originally Posted by hnd View Post
Of the many aeroplanes which landed in the UK today, there are two of interest. One aeroplane carried a load of vastly overpaid so-called footballers, the other carried the bodies of 7 British soldiers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...riated-UK.html

Those so-called footballers sneaked out of the airport, quite fittingly, although to be honest nobody seemed to be in the least bit interested in welcoming them back.

How many times have we seen the word 'hero' applied to footballers and other sportsmen/women whose acts aren't exactly heroic, merely noteworthy? The word 'hero' is bandied around far too often in my opinion.

RIP lads.
no more words are needed...great post...

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RIP Brave servicemembers..
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Originally Posted by hnd View Post
Of the many aeroplanes which landed in the UK today, there are two of interest. One aeroplane carried a load of vastly overpaid so-called footballers, the other carried the bodies of 7 British soldiers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...riated-UK.html

Those so-called footballers sneaked out of the airport, quite fittingly, although to be honest nobody seemed to be in the least bit interested in welcoming them back.

How many times have we seen the word 'hero' applied to footballers and other sportsmen/women whose acts aren't exactly heroic, merely noteworthy? The word 'hero' is bandied around far too often in my opinion.

RIP lads.
Not much reduces me to tears these days but this does....and also lights a rage in me.Have we learned nothing since the World Wars??
Stop this madness.
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 9:09 pm
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OK, the Daily Wail isn't good for much but this seems to illustrate my original point yet again:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-duds-won.html

Sorry, Eva
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OK, the Daily Wail isn't good for much but this seems to illustrate my original point yet again:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-duds-won.html

Sorry, Eva

Are we clear here? These guys shouldn't be there?
War-absolutely nothing..say it again.
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Today is also the 96th Anniversary of the day the Accrington Pals went over the top at the Somme. Accrington was the smallest town to send a Pal Regiment and over half of the lads didn't come back. My home town does not have too much to be proud of but this is one day we call all be proud to say we come from Accrington.

These men were true heros. The country said they were needed and they followed the call and made the untimate sacrifice

Lest we forget.

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Somme is depicted via Brooke and Owen but small town lots of men.....story of the war.

Truly they went to serve.
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