It's funny the same "crowd" that feels oppressed because no one is holding a gun to their head for not wearing a poppy are probably the same ones who believe everything they read on facebook
It's funny that you would expect anyone to believe you are omniscient.
Yup blowing your own horn , very silly of you , are you sure you are not a dumbocrat like Mentalfloss .
Yes, but it's more.
I often tell people that while the idea of using November 11th was decided many years ago, Remembrance Day isn't something that is frozen in time. Remembrance Day isn't just about WWI. It's about all the wars where men fought and died. When subsequent conflicts came along, names got added to the cenotaphs.
I'm thinking about Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, others.
Because it's a Legion campaign. I stopped supporting the Legion after the turban issue.
Sikhs went into battle with no helmet,and the Legion was wrong to discriminate against them.
They're forcing us to be politically correct about war.
Down with them.
“Please wear a Poppy”, the lady said and held one forth, but I shook my head, Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, And her face was old and lined with care; But beneath the scars the years had made There remained a smile that refused to fade.
A boy came whistling down the street, Bouncing along on carefree feet, His smile was full of joy and fun: “Lady”, said he, “May I have one”? When she pinned it on he turned to say, “Why do we wear a poppy today”?
The lady smiled in her wistful way, And answered, “This is Remembrance Day, And the poppy there is a symbol for The gallant men who died in war, And because they did, you and I are free, That’s why we wear the poppy, you see”.
I had a boy about your size, With golden hair and big blue eyes. He loved to play and jump and shout, Free as a bird he would race about. As the years went by he learned and grew, And became a man – as you will, too.
But the war went on and he had to stay, And all I could do was wait and pray. His letters told of the awful fight, (I can see it still in my dreams at night) With the tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire, and the mines and bullets, the bombs and fire.
“Till at last, at last, the war was won – And that’s why we wear a poppy, son.” The small boy turned as if to go, Then said, “Thanks lady, I’m glad to know, That sure did sound like an awful fight, But your son – did he come back all right?”
A tear rolled down each faded cheek: She shook her head but didn’t speak. I slunk away in a sort of shame, And if you were me you’d have done the same: For our thanks, in giving, is often delayed Through our freedom was bought And thousands paid.
And so when we see a poppy worn, Let us reflect on the burden borne, By those who gave their very all, When asked to answer their country’s call. That we at home in peace might live.
Then wear a poppy, Remember And give. Don Crawford
Hey, I like the Hi-Power! Beats the crap outta that Italian POS we had.
But as fond as I am of the good ol' guns, I have to admit, the Glock is a dream. I have a Glock 24, .40 cal, six-inch, that just don't miss.
Forcing people to wear the poppy is there most egregious act of political correctness that can possibly exist.
I am partial to Glocks because of the flat top. It is a more natural sight plane. Easier to acquire your target. I don't own any autoloading handguns anymore though. Revolvers, lever rifles in pistol cals and single shots tickle my fancy these days.
Imagine marching back and forth for hundreds of miles through the mud of Flanders with one of those slung over your shoulders. They made our FNs seem like light-weight weapons.
The media dictate what leftys think, do, and say. All must be vetted to ensure it fits the groupthink.
Ah yes, Vietnam, millions dead so that we could live free...... oh, wait, the u.s. lost and we're still free. I guess that one wasn't about protecting our freedom. Well, there was the Korean war, nope, that one was a stalemate, no difference in freedom. Granada..... oh don't make me laugh.... middle east..... only freedoms lost so far are those that our own governments have taken away.
One "might" be able to argue that WWII protected our freedom, I know WWI definitely didn't. It had nothing to do with freedom. But it was the "War to end all wars", one of the biggest lies ever told.
Wrong, but thanks for playing. None of the enemies in WWII presented an existential threat to the U.S. The only war for our freedom and existence we have "fought" since 1865 was the Cold War.