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11/11/21

Started by: TerryW (6964)

The two minute silence will be observed at 11am today, November 11.

Please do observe it no matter where you may be.

Started: 11th Nov 2021 at 09:53

Posted by: momac (11918) 

Definitely Terry.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 10:29

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (391)

Well said

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 10:42

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Stood to attention in front of TV.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 11:39

Posted by: tomplum (8295) 

I was riding my bike and 11 am I stopped at winwick parish church, whist standin there in silence I read that, Winwich chuch was a battle ground during the English Civil Was
In 1643 and 1648 two Civil War battles took place at Winwick and the church of St Oswald was used as a stable by soldiers.

every day is a school day

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 13:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8708)

Me ancestors are buried in Winwick Parish Church graveyard, on me dads side from the 1600s they originated in Warrington, and then moved to Winwick and then Golborne

I pronounce it Win Wick

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 13:21

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (391)

Bless you Tommy :)

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 13:29

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Attended the Cenotaph at Wigan this AM, a rather small gathering but it was done with reverence. Was nice to see small school children in attendance.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:12

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (391)

Our 4 year old Grand Daughter came home from school on Monday and said they had been learning about poppy's and the wars. She seemed very aware of what had been said. She said to my Wife, my Daddy won't have to go to a war will he ? Heartbreaking.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:19

Posted by: momac (11918) 

Awww..bless her.

Terry,I used to take my youngest to the cenotaph every year.

As a child every Remembrance Sunday,I would come home from Church and could tell my Mam had been crying and would wonder why..of course now I know,but why did they used to keep children in the dark about wars...we seemed to have 1066 rammed down our throats so as I say why not the war.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:40

Posted by: momac (11918) 

Awww..bless her.

Terry,I used to take my youngest to the cenotaph every year.

As a child every Remembrance Sunday,I would come home from Church and could tell my Mam had been crying and would wonder why..of course now I know,but why did they used to keep children in the dark about wars...we seemed to have 1066 rammed down our throats so as I say why not the war.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:41

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Oh bless her. I've had similar with my own kids and grandkids. People forget what the families of our service personnel endure while their loved ones are away, they are the ones who deserve medals, in my opinion.

Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 14:42

 

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