Today as many in the UK will know was marked by acts of remembrance all across the nations people gathered st war memorial’s and held services to remember the fallen of all conflicts.

I indeed paraded twice today once as part of a station service held in the local town to the station, Bury St Edmunds, this was an early one at the armoury...
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Any one watching the Festival of Remembrance on bbc 1 may have noticed the forming of drums in a stack with two standards draped over them then a Padre concecrating it.

This is called a drum head service.

A Drumhead Service is a church service conducted "in the field" during armed conflict, often near the battlefront. Lacking a church to attend, the military command used...
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I have just read an article that says I should not be allowed to wear a poppy because I voted to leave the EU.

This journalist writing on the independent website says that by voting to leave we have dishonoured the sacrifices made by those who fought in the world wars. So we voted against being controlled by people’s other than ourselves, which I...
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Hmm 4 years ago today I got engaged on my last time (or so i thought) wearing number ones to the woman I had dated for three and a bit years for her to only break up with me three weeks later saying the spark had gone. I tried to rekindle the spark but she wasn’t receptive out with her “friends” so after she...
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felicity:
I'm sorry about it. But it's past now. Enjoy your life, you're young and handsome!
dragan3:
@felicity not that young and first time I’ve been called handsome in a long time lol x

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month nations across the world stop and pause for two minutes of silence to remember those who have given all in the hope of peace and freedom.

Also those in uk and indeed many of the commonwealth wear a little poppy on their breast in honour of them. There are some who won’t
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Having been a soldier most my life I have walked along side many amazing people.

I have sat and talked to a Lancaster bomber tail gunner, I have stood and talked to a VC holder but the hardest thing I have done is talk to those who were never the same again

I have several friends who at this time of year lock themselves away
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diddy_dave_uk:
Thank you for your service!! I am a ' forces brat' as both my parents served in the RAF and met while both were stationed in Singapore in early 60's!! I suffer from PTSD , not military related but due to being raped, and find the fireworks really mess up my nerves! 

Today I stood in uniform on a high street in a small town with a blue box with poppies in it and despite the cold and the rain I stood their.

Though as the weather was shit it wasn’t as productive as normal I still had many people of all backgrounds stop and put money in my little collection box many even stopped to...
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medusaw:
Everytime happily surprised when I find someone doing charity  <3 thank you!
dragan3:
@medusaw it’s the least I can do as I know many they have helped and gods hoping I never need to but it is nice knowing they will be there if I need them

As some may have seen I have done this as a Halloween costume before but the phantom of the opera has always been one of my favourite musical and stage shows.

I have decided to reprise the costume and maybe do it as a photo shoot what are your thoughts and suggestions? Obviously I doubt you’ll want me stripping of 😂

medusaw:
No ideas for now, but sounds amazing! Especially cause I love operas in general :)
dragan3:
Thank you @medusaw you partly inspired me with your story about the treasure that is your mind x
Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/ SOW-in, Irish pronunciation: [sˠəuɪnʲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvestseason and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinoxand the...
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On November 7th 1920, in strictest secrecy four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme. None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why. The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter Noise. There the bodies were draped with the union flag. Sentries were posted and Brigadier-General Wyatt and a...
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