Jump to content

No flag raised on the Cenotaph for D Day anniversary

Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, lil-minx92 said:

According to a post on Facebook our Council has neglected to raise a flag on the Cenotaph in Barkers Pool in remembrance on the 75th anniversary of D Day.  

 

An oversight, a conscious decision, or just not necessary?

To get back to the original question, the Cenotaph is the responsibility of The British Legion and they chose not to put a flag up. They have protocols governing when flags can be raised and anniversaries are not included.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, LizzieBirdswrth said:

Good. Its all a bit too much all this "commemorating" of past wars. Why not call it what it is?

Indoctrinating people into risking their lives in rich mens wars and calling it "remembrance" and "patriotism" . The rich and the privileged get richer and more privileged whilst the commoner has to send their kids to die.

Sounds like a bad deal to me.

Yeh! Let World Domination by a Tyrant/Mad Man happen. :loopy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, PRESLEY said:

Yeh! Let World Domination by a Tyrant/Mad Man happen. :loopy:

It is happening, although there are two of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, mickey finn said:

It is happening, although there are two of them.

Very True. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, altus said:

This is the main problem I have with D-Day commemorations - they ignore the efforts of the "D-Day dodgers" who'd been fighting in Italy for the previous year and the Russians who been fighting for the previous two years.

 

There was a good article on overblown commemorations in yesterday's Guardian:

 

Yes indeed Hitler being forced use a ton of men and munitions on both the Eastern front and in Italy was key to the success of June 6th 1944. Had those two fronts not existed Hitler's Atlantic sea wall would have been much more heavily defended and DDay would have been called off. Worse still it might have gone ahead and we would likely have had another Dunkirk with thousands of allied troops trapped on the beaches,unable to establish beacheads.

3 hours ago, InigoMontoya said:

Because it isn't a flagpole?

Good answer, wreaths are laid at cenotaphs not flags raised.

Edited by Ontarian1981

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt if this is a deliberate act of treason, more like an error. Highly embarrassing  even so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a load of old nonsense. This is just The Star stirring trouble as usual.

 

There is a Normandy Memorial in Weston Park, that’s where the memorial service happened. It shouldn’t take too much thought to work out why.

 

There’s another service and s flypast on Saturday in Norfolk Park.  Maybe some of the moaners could attend that, instead of moaning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, PRESLEY said:

Yeh! Let World Domination by a Tyrant/Mad Man happen. :loopy:

Well.

 

He was in France at the D-day commemoration.

 

Before going back to the important business of playing golf in Ireland…

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Pettytom said:

There’s another service and s flypast on Saturday in Norfolk Park.  Maybe some of the moaners could attend that, instead of moaning. 

They'll no doubt boycott it and be furious that the council arranged for BBMF to fly over Norfolk Park instead of the Cenotaph....;)

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎06‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 18:06, LizzieBirdswrth said:

Good. Its all a bit too much all this "commemorating" of past wars. Why not call it what it is?

Indoctrinating people into risking their lives in rich mens wars and calling it "remembrance" and "patriotism" . The rich and the privileged get richer and more privileged whilst the commoner has to send their kids to die.

Sounds like a bad deal to me.

The centenary was significant and had to be commemorated, but apart from that the first world war has dipped down now as there is virtually no one left that lived through it that was old enough to remember it. The second world war however is still part of the elderly generations consciousness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 08/06/2019 at 12:56, InigoMontoya said:

Well.

 

He was in France at the D-day commemoration.

 

Before going back to the important business of playing golf in Ireland…

Who Adolf Hitler. :huh:

Edited by PRESLEY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, PRESLEY said:

Who Adolf Hitler. :huh:

I think the poster was 'wittily' trying to equate Hitler (a mass murdering dictator, responsible for the death of millions of innocent citizens) with Trump (a democratically elected president who says a few things on Twitter that annoy lefties).

Edited by WiseOwl182

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

X