Sunday, 11 November 2007

"So - What does 'Remembrance Day' mean to you"?.


THE QUEEN will join veterans this Sunday laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in London, in memory of those who lost their lives fighting for this country.
On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, a two minute silence will be observed to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War.
What does Remembrance Day mean to you? Will you be thinking more of the sacrifices made by those who fought in the two world wars, Korea, Vietnam or of recent conflicts such as Northern Ireland, Iraq or Afghanistan?
For me it means an England long gone and which I fear will never come back again. A lost time of life, a lost character of a country which was once proud and brave and fearless but has been brought to its knees, not only by foreign religious infiltration, but saddest of all by our own home grown leftist Marxist politically correct socialists. Although domiciled in Australia , I remember the old country and I mourn for it. I remember those who died for it and feel glad that they are not here to see what their land has degenerated into. I remember and I weep. For my lovely country which will never come back again. That is what Remembrance Sunday means to me..... I am so angry that so many frightened young men had to endure the unendurable so we could look upon what has become of the society and way of life they fought to protect. If I was a young man today, I would be taking up arms. Not in some foreign field but the streets of this self decaying land of Great Britain to rid us all of a permanent minority and alien Government.
Does it really mean anything to all those clowns on TV who sport poppies in their lapels?
Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on past conflict and give thanks to those who fought and died in order to preserve our rights and freedom. Having served in the Royal Navy for the 24.5 years up to 1966, I have plenty to remember.

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

20 comments:

Jim said...

great post VEST
i read it on WUB

Vest said...

Thought for the day.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Aggie said...

Nice post. Happy Remembrance Day to you.

kate fb said...

awwww Vesty you are my hero, proud to be your friend luvs ya lots kate, xoxox

Anonymous said...

u guys are crazy
here we are heading for WWIII

and u guys are remembering WWI

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Vest,
You are reminiscing the good old days. England had its day in the pages of history like all the other great countries before her. It's the cyclical rise and fall of empires. Today one country is great and dominant and after sometime, that country weakens and starts to deteriorate and some other country will fill in the void it leaves behind. Today it is the great USA. Tomorrow which country would it be?
Thanks for the great post. Have a wonderful and pleasant day.

Vest said...

Anonymous: I recall a certain Middle East lady PM reply to the question,
"How did you achieve victory over your enemy within one week".
She replied.
"First of all , I gathered every plumber, dentist, bank manager and lawyer in the land"
"I then gathered all the ANONYMOUS dick head bloggers in the land and put them in the front line ahead of the plumbers, dentists, bank managers and lawyers, these were the most reliable people to follow my order and 'CHARGE'.

lower deck lawyer said...

Thanks vest. Although I don't qualify. It is pleasing to know how to expend unwanted anonymous persons in time of conflict. Mike.

Anonymous, you won't be around long enough to remember any thing should WW3 arrive, oh and by the way , 'Why are you so bloody minded and rude'?

Keshi said...

to me, it means I hv my freedom today becos of the soldiers who fought for it and even gave their lives for it, so that I can hv this life today.

~~LEST WE FORGET~~


Keshi.

Vest said...

Mel: It is easy to reminisce if you have plenty to remember and are not suffering from 'Old Timers' or 'Reaganthink'.
I doubt if I'll be around for the demise of Unclesamland, they have the stars and stripes firmly nailed at the masthead.

Aggie: thanks xxx.

Kate: thanks too xxx.

LDL: likewise thanks.

Vest said...

Ah Keshi, you slipped in there while I was posting. All I was getting from the two g/ kids on the W/E was how great your blog was, it seems they have mature minds at 11 and 14.xxx.

Jim said...

Great Britain was great
until they and Europe fought WWII
and their economy was destroyed

USA stayed out of the war for as long as it cud

they survived the war
economy intact

Jim said...

yesterday Britain
today USA

tommorrow INDIA and CHINA Mel

Jim said...

Mel is an avid contributor to WUB

graeme said...

Original Message ----- >
> Indian Chief "Two Eagles" was asked by a white American government official,
> "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars
> and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the
> damage he's done."
>
> The Chief nodded in agreement.
> The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion,
> where did the white man go wrong?"
>
> The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then
> calmly replied. "When white man find land, Indians running it,
> no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water.
> Women did all the work, Medicine man free. Indian man spend all day
> hunting and fishing; all night having sex."
>
> Then the chief leaned back and smiled. "Only white man dumb enough
> to think he improve system like that."
>

Vest said...

Jim: Pakistan; Your neighbour, is in a violent political mess right now. India is rife with human rights violations, with greater disparities between rich and poor like nowhere else in the world.
India has been at war with Pakistan over Kashmir ever since partition in 1947, That is 50 years of constant war. My advice Is clean up your own stinking back yard before you have the qualifications to advise other nations how to deal with their domestic issues.
Yes I had noticed that Mel was an avid contributor to WUB. From one of his earlier remarks he seemed to be enamoured to you too, really Jim !!!what next?

amy swansea said...

Jim is rebuked by vest.

How will Jim deal with this latest harangue?

Will Jim retaliate to vests acrid remarks or will he take it on the chin like a man and bow to a superior presence. ha ha- I cant wait to find out.

Jim said...

Amy your wait is over

Britishers are pompous
they once claimed the sun never sets on the British empire

Pride always goes before a fall

Britishers also have a stiff upper lip
every thing else is limp

Vest said...

Ok, no squabbling over me please.

amy swansea said...

Jim as well as being a suspected bloke chaser how do you arrive at your statement that pompous pommies all have flaccid plonkers. How many men did you handle to assess this statistic ?

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