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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Stella, Nov 11, 2005.
I'm curious -
Did you observe a 2 minute silence at 11am for Remeberence Day?
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.
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 REALLY annoys me, it's 2 freakin minutes of the year. Ungrateful selfish bastards.
I'm not even remotely a real Brit yet, am I...
had to google it up so no i didn't observe it
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.
Yes, by myself when I had the day off from school.
Yep. Was in an exam but I stopped all the same, albeit only for a minute.
I was with my 41st patient of the day since 730AM so probably not, as i was probably asking them questions.
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).
Not yet, Lab Assistant right now, ridiculously busy this morning.
Thou the lab calls me the Child Prodigy/Golden Boy
I thought it was only 1 minute anyway?
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.
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.
Might be different in some countries, though...
Or if you're old enough to remember before 1945.
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*
Thanks mms. I'd never actually heard of two minutes silence. Most people here are still running on the single minute.
Nope, I didn't know that we were supposed to be having one. who knows, maybe I was silent from 11:00-11:02.
Are you planning on becoming a doctor, what type.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.