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#261 mbjj

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 04:10 PM

We were at the Leg and could hear the guns in the distance. No idea where they were. 



#262 rjag

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 05:33 PM

City Hall isn't a Federal building.

it was the Cenotaph



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Posted 12 November 2021 - 07:56 PM

I was in the IMAX at the time went to see the 11 o’clock showing of Antarctica they made us do the two minutes of silence before the showing with "lest we forget" and some poppies up on the screen.

Edited by todd, 12 November 2021 - 08:01 PM.

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#264 LJ

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 07:59 PM

^Made you do? You should be honoured to do that little bit.


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#265 todd

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 08:04 PM

^Made you do? You should be honoured to do that little bit.

well they didn’t tell us they were going to do it and it wasn’t optional.

The IMAX is the ultimate showing of remembrance

I suppose it depends on if you believe in ceremonies

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#266 todd

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 09:08 PM

Solid turnout for the Oak Bay Cenotaph this morning. I would estimate 4-500. Considering they advised people to stay away plus it was raining and quite cold it was heartening to see a solid contingent of Citizens turn out and pay respects. 
 
Bit confused about the flag, it was 1/2 mast at the beginning then was raised and lowered for the Last Post but remained down for Reveille and both National Anthems. I thought the 1/2 mast thing was done  Federal government to keep Canadian flags raised after Remembrance Day ceremonies (msn.com)

The times I’ve been never raised the flag, but did completely botch the opening of the Tea Party one year. Despite much practice prior and clearing my halyards it still managed to jam halfway up. very embarrassing

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 09:15 PM

“LETTER: Oak Bay Tea Party guest had storied military career“: https://www.saanichn...ilitary-career/

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#268 E2V

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 07:47 PM

Maybe you should have stayed home and watched some more Hogan’s Heroes.
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