“ The day Britain falls silent for 2 minutes, to remember those lost in combat. „
Armistice day was set as a remembrance day for the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, to mark the end of the war, but more recently this day has been used to remember those who died in Afghanistan, and it has become a day to mark more generally, the military service or british men and women. Their fighting for the freedom of our country and crushing the Taliban in one of the most hostile places on earth.
However, since this more general remembrance of wars and our soldiers in Afghanistan, Muslim anti-british, pro-shariah groups have launched several disgusting poppy burning protests during the two minute silence where they also made as much noise as possible by shouting such phrases as "british soldiers burn in hell" and various arabic phrases which of course were all about allah being the greatest.
More recently in Bradford money collectors for the poppy appeal were spat on, abused, punched, and even had their money tins stolen simply because people in the muslim community hated the british soldiers for being in a muslim country trying to fight for their freedom, and the scumbags that are, the Taliban. How disrespectful is that?
This day is a day to remember our fallen hero's, and by wearing a poppy you can make the statement that you care about our troops and that you support them for their brave courage displayed around the world. I think it's important that the money is spent wisely and more money should be spent on helping those soldiers when they come home because even if they don't have any injuries that require financial support, they come back sometimes to joblessness, as is the way at the moment with many army personnel being laid off because of the withdrawal.
The money raised from charities goes towards helping these soldiers re train as different important labouring roles such as plasterers, plumbers, electricians etc. This means they can come back to training, and eventually a job rather than being so disrespectfully thrown out on the street.
Every armistice day i turn the radio on to hear the countdown for the silence and depending on the station, some turn their transmitters off, some just play absolute silence, and some are so disrespectful they carry on playing music, although these are normally the smaller local stations.
Please buy a poppy this year and every year after to support our brave servicemen and women fighting for queen and country every day out there in the most hostile region on earth. Let's also not forget our fallen hero's in previous wars, and ensure that their families get the financial support they need.