Tag Archives: Poppy

Giving a public speech when you hate public speaking or My Remembrance Sunday Reading

People say to confront your fears and they will recede.  Well I can definitely say that this is not the case.  I’ve always hated flying and I’ve flown 37 times.  Flight 37 was every bit as terrifying as flight 27, … Continue reading

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At the going down of the sun and in morning, we will remember them

So yesterday was the big day, the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War – The war to end all wars until of course WW2 at least. Like many other people I spent much of the day watching … Continue reading

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Armistice Day – Remembrance Sunday

I am re-posting this article from last year as many of my reader won’t have seen it before and it is still one of the most viewed posts I have written. Sunday sees the third, final and probably by far … Continue reading

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Poetry from the Trenches

The 11th of November is Armistice Day, the day that originally marked the end of World War 1.   These days Remembrance Day or Poppy Day as it is sometimes called also focuses on the many later wars of the 20thC … Continue reading

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Armistice Day – Remembrance Sunday

Sunday sees the third, final and probably by far the most important in the triumvirate of special days in the UK autumn calendar, Armistice Day. Regular readers of my blog will know that I take an interest in visiting memorials … Continue reading

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