Did you observe Rememberence Day 2 minutes silence?

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  1. Stella macrumors 604

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    I'm curious -

    Did you observe a 2 minute silence at 11am for Remeberence Day?
     
  2. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I did, although I was at work at the time. The office I work in always makes an announcement over the intercom, and it is actually quite impressive to see/hear an entire floor of a couple of hundred people sit silently at the same time.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I did, and so did most of the office. Though a bunch of arse holes in the corner decided to carry on chatting and laughing the whole way though :mad: REALLY annoys me, it's 2 freakin minutes of the year. Ungrateful selfish bastards.
     
  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I'm not even remotely a real Brit yet, am I...
     
  5. takao macrumors 68040

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    had to google it up ;) so no i didn't observe it
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No, I did not although I was pretty quiet anyway but busy. Was rushing to get an ad finished and off to a magazine on their press day before 12noon... sometimes deadlines get in the way of everything.
     
  7. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, by myself when I had the day off from school.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. Was in an exam but I stopped all the same, albeit only for a minute. :eek:
     
  9. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I was with my 41st patient of the day since 730AM so probably not, as i was probably asking them questions.
     
  10. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    eva01, are you a Doctor?

    I never participated in a 2 minute silence. I had a maths lecture (the lecturer were pretty old and I though they would have said about it, but they never - they were too busy giving us out exam marks back).
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Not yet, Lab Assistant right now, ridiculously busy this morning.

    Thou the lab calls me the Child Prodigy/Golden Boy
     
  12. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was only 1 minute anyway?
     
  13. mms macrumors 6502a

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    I've actually never heard of this, and had to Google it as well. It seems to be similar to Veteran's Day here in the U.S. (we actually get the day off from school) but we don't do anything like those two minutes of silence. We don't seem to do much at all for the holiday, even though much of us get the day off. Even when we do commemorate events by silence, in the U.S. it's a short moment of silence, usually not even a minute. I just can't see most of the people holding their silence for two minutes to commemorate an event (especially one so old that many, such as me, have little connection to). Still, hats off to the British for this custom.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's what I always thought too. Maybe I'll give it an extra half an hour next year to make up for lost time. :)
     
  15. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Might be different in some countries, though...
    Or if you're old enough to remember before 1945.
     
  16. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    Remeberance day? No, I'm afraid I forgot :(







    ...wait, that's not what I meant.... I really did forget. Grrr.....

    *takes a 2 minute time out*
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks mms. I'd never actually heard of two minutes silence. Most people here are still running on the single minute.
     
  18. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Nope, I didn't know that we were supposed to be having one. who knows, maybe I was silent from 11:00-11:02.
     
  19. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Are you planning on becoming a doctor, what type.
     
  20. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Pathologist, I have volunteered at the local pathology lab for 5 years and also work in the Lab.

    6 more years till i am out of medical school, then residency and everything else.
     
  21. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Always but I thought it goes for 1 minute. Anyway this year was a bit awkward as I was doing a test at the time.
     
  22. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    In the U.S. Nov. 11 is called Veteran's Day. It's specifically to commemorate all American war veterans who are still alive. Before WWII it was called Armistice Day.

    We have a separate holiday for war dead: Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
     
  23. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I did not this year, and I am kinda sad about it.

    We do it in Canada too, though it might only be 1 minute but I guess we get it from the brits.

    Personally I think it's a great thing to do.

    It's very sad thinking of everyone that died in these wars.

    War sucks.
     
  24. oreomac macrumors member

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    I didn't manage to as a patient had just come into the recovery room from the OR. We had planned to in the department but it just workout that we couldn't.
     

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