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    Posted: November 07 2020 at 12:19pm
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yes Wednesday the 11th is a Holiday in France. 
I read "Flander's Fields to my daughter this morning because we were talking about the reason for the holiday.
Unfortunately the ranges are closed so won't get to shoot the Enfields this weekend.
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Quot)yes Wednesday the 11th is a Holiday in France. 
I read "Flander's Fields to my daughter this morning because we were talking about the reason for the holiday.
Unfortunately the ranges are closed so won't get to shoot the Enfields this weekend.




Same here. I usually organise a Remembrance Day shoot at Bisley for my Club. We normally raise about £300 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal but not this year. 
As I have purchased the trophies I will try to get a shoot in before the end of the year.
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It takes a lot to anger a Canadian. But once angered, we can be fearsome. Take the recent news that a company grocery chain called Whole Foods would not allow it's Canadian store employees to wear a poppy... think about that... every politician of every party went insane! Some were calling for that company to leave Canada! The company has since rescinded this disgusting ban, but there is now a nation nation wide movement to boycott the store. 
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The last sentence seems good to me.
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Stanforth, Your Rememberance day shoot is still on my list of things to do! 
Let's hope I can make it happen next year.

Honkytonk; I would boycott a shop that refused to allow it's employee's to wear the Poppy. 
Is the 11th a holiday in Canada? Or do they do Rememberance Sunday like in the UK?
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The 11th of November is indeed a nation wide (and in my humble opinion, the most sacred) in Canada. To this day, at 1100 hrs, regardless of what I'm doing, I bow my head for one minute... November 11, 1100 hrs, 1918, the guns fell silent... 

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wer no longer call it armistice day here - its veterans day , no mater its still remembered so far , its also the anniversary [if you want to call it that-still searching for correct word in old age] of my fathers passing in 2000 , it was also his birthday so i guess that word could be applied , 
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"Remembrance Sunday" (held the closest Sunday to 11/11) or "Cenotaph Day" in the U.K.
We kind of reverse "Veterans Day" & "Memorial Day" compared to the U..S.
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I observe both Remembrance Sunday (nearest Sunday to the 11th.) and Armistice day. Yesterday, due to the Covid restrictions we stood outside our houses at 11am. On Wednesday (11th.) I will walk down to our local War Memorial to pay my respects at 11am.

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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

Take the recent news that a company grocery chain called Whole Foods would not allow it's Canadian store employees to wear a poppy... think about that

I cannot for the life of me understand why Whole Foods would do that.  Who are they afraid of offending?  And Trudeau called it “a silly mistake”??  How harsh...

Wasn’t there a story about this last year involving Don Cherry?  I think he got fired over what he said about immigrants not wearing a poppy.  


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You are correct. He would not apologize. He spoke the truth and stood by that. If there had have been an election around that time, he would have become Prime Minister. 
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Its one of those "you have GOT to be kidding" things where the progressives get offended on behalf of someone who doesn't object until told to.
Its a relic of "Evile Colonialism& Injustice" & should be replaced by a white poppy.
"The white poppy stands for three things. They represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise (sic) or celebrate war."
I suggested yellow would be a better choice as it will match the 1' wide stripe from butt crack to shoulder blades.
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evry time this chit happens im amazed at the shear stupidity of it all - time to start being offended by liberals and shaming them , 
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representing Aussies  on armistice day I’m the ugly one with all the medals .we go back to the Boer war all the way to Vietnam .no combat for me as we didnt have anything going on frOm 87-90 .the bloke next to me his great uncle was one of the first men on gallipoli .
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If those are service medals, aren't they on the wrong side? Does Oz wear them differently?
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