johndrew 14:38 08 May 2006

There are fewer each year that actually remember much of that particular `punch up` - I gladly admit that I was very young at the time relatively unaware of what was going on and probably put to bed early on the day in question.

However I do agree that for those who served and those who stayed at home and still served it would be nice for at least a brief mention.

Even our Queen who celebrated outside in the streets on the particular day says little.

Also, sadly, 11th. November appears to mean less these days even though it refects all those lost in all conflicts since the 1914/18 argument - and there have been many.

Presumably all such memorable dates will go the way of VJ Day which has never had great prominence regardless of cost.

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