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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:03 AM

Madame Speaker wore my Armistice Day poppy pin *today*!1

I've criticized the service clubs for being too wingnut, but my membership is permanent and I work from within. So a few months ago I did the internet shopping thing in search of permanent poppy pins instead of the paper VFW ones, and ended up with these with the motto that might be British. I gave one to friends/family. I wear mine to the local post, not just on Veterans Day.

So tonight on Brian WILLIAMS there was a clip of the Speaker being asked about Dear Leader's whacked letter (possibly written by Stephen MILLER from jottings of Dear Leader), and there was our poppy pin being worn by Madame Speaker!!!1 I am over the moon!1

Brits wear them all the time. Sometimes the whole guest panel with Graham NORTON all have them on.




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Reply Madame Speaker wore my Armistice Day poppy pin *today*!1 (Original post)
UTUSN Dec 2019 OP
Historic NY Dec 2019 #1
UTUSN Dec 2019 #3
Historic NY Dec 2019 #5
lpbk2713 Dec 2019 #2
cilla4progress Dec 2019 #18
greenjar_01 Dec 2019 #4
UTUSN Dec 2019 #6
greenjar_01 Dec 2019 #8
lunatica Dec 2019 #7
UTUSN Dec 2019 #9
lunatica Dec 2019 #10
UTUSN Dec 2019 #11
lunatica Dec 2019 #12
UTUSN Dec 2019 #14
lunatica Dec 2019 #20
Raine Dec 2019 #13
UTUSN Dec 2019 #16
Raine Dec 2019 #27
sprinkleeninow Dec 2019 #15
UTUSN Dec 2019 #17
sprinkleeninow Dec 2019 #19
UTUSN Dec 2019 #22
sprinkleeninow Dec 2019 #25
Hekate Dec 2019 #21
UTUSN Dec 2019 #23
sprinkleeninow Dec 2019 #26
colorado_ufo Dec 2019 #24
pansypoo53219 Dec 2019 #28
Lars39 Dec 2019 #29

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:08 AM

1. I bought a bunch of these before a group of us went to France & Belgium in 2018

to represent our county in NY. I passed a bunch out at the AL hall and to friends.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:10 AM

3. Wow, the exact same ones? I dremeled off the pins on the back and glued flat round magnets

to the backs, to be held onto the shirts with another magnet to not poke holes into the shirts.







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:14 AM

5. Its the official poppy adapted for the WWI commemorative coins.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:09 AM

2. Nancy looks ready to kick some ass in that pic.



Trump is a lightweight by comparison.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:05 AM

18. Thing about Nancy is, she can strike down drumf

without getting her hands dirty...!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:12 AM

4. The Poppy is much bigger in UK and Commonwealth countries than in the US

Yes, it's actually quite odd that she wore it not on Veterans Day.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:18 AM

6. Well, not really odd, as I say, can be any time. VFW tends to limit to Vets Day.

And these are UK type, aren't they?







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:28 AM

8. Definitely the UK type

The motto underneath is "Lest We Forget," the traditional motto that accompanies the poppy for Nov. 11 dedications. US fans of English soccer would have seen many dedications with the poppy last month before the Premier League games.

It is a little strange to wear a poppy pin not on Veterans Day, though.

#COYI

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:21 AM

7. What do you mean by your Armistice Day pin?

Did you make them? Iím confused.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:32 AM

9. What is now in the U.S. "Veterans Day" started as Armistice Day, end of WW I.

WW I was supposed to end all wars, so when another one came around the concept here was broadened to all veterans, not just the dead veterans of WW I. The inspiration of the poppy came from the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCRAE.

*NO* I didn't make them!1 I bought them on the internet!1 - I ground off the pins on the back to not tear clothes with pin holes. While I'm nowhere as talented and creative as you, you artist you, I *am* a little: Tonight wrote 600 words of the book you are going to illustrate!1

********QUOTE******

https://www.flandersfields.be/en/inspiration/poem-flanders-fields
In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

**********UNQUOTE*********






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:36 AM

10. Thanks!

Itís a great poem. Do you think Nancy is wearing it in solidarity with our military?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:42 AM

11. As I've disputed a little bit, it can honor any time. I'm trying to find a pic with the crosses

that I can successfully copy/paste, am having trouble. Wait a minit!1 Here we are:









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Response to UTUSN (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:46 AM

12. OK. I think I get it

Sheís just wearing it even though itís not for a really specific reason. For some reason I thought it was for a reason having to do with Armistice.

No one says you canít wear is as jewelry anytime.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:54 AM

14. No, it's specifically for the reason of honoring - honoring *any time*. It *is* specifically

for Armistice/Veterans whether it's on November 11 or not. The meaning associated with it could never be divorced to making it just any piece of jewelry.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:36 AM

20. I didn't mean it wouldn't be for honoring soldiers.

I mean I understand that it can be worn anytime. Which makes perfect sense because itís specific so no matter when you wear it people recognize itís significance.

A simple example is you can wear Christmas jewelry any time but itís still about Christmas first, and jewelry second.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:53 AM

13. My mother talked about how she memorized

that poem in elementary school (this was before WWII) it was a poem she could still recite decades later ... Thanks for posting it it brings back memories of my mother.

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Response to Raine (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:03 AM

16. WW I was horrendously brutal in the millions of deaths. All war is horrible, but it set the impact.

Have you seen "Gods and Monsters" the movie about James WHALE the director of Frankenstein? Much of it is in flashbacks to his (now called: ) PTSD over his war experience. Our parents who were pre-WW II, would have the vivid impressions of WW I horror.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120684/







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 06:12 AM

27. I haven't seen that

but I'll check into it, thanks for the recommendation.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:57 AM

15. ...

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:04 AM

17. Where's my Mid-Watch picture?!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:25 AM

19. When I straighten out an IRS issue, fiddle with retirement accounts, get a new phone activated,

finish setting up a new notebook, clean out and bleach an old notebook, get rid of all the leaves in back, clip shrubs for the winter, give more clothing and God knows what to charity, clean dustballs and vacuum, bring tons of articles of clothing for alteration, get Wi-Fi service in here, call our station house firefighters to come out & replace batteries in smoke and CO2 detectors, get a dryer vent hose cleaning service to come out & do the interior toob and vent on roof, put away Christmas decorations, go to the lawyer multiple times, see what's going on with garage door, see why the three year old oven door is coming apart, plus more...

then ya hep cheerlead me on to look for this elusive Midwatch thingy.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:57 AM

22. Well, in the time it took to write that post you could have

done it all *and* looked for the thing!1 ----- I keed!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 03:35 AM

25. IKR. Now I need to rack. After a too-tooty-tree a.m. snack.

That was a playful banter if I must say so myself.

Dobrť noÁ. Slovakian for good night!

I haven't forgotten you. How could I now....Ņ!11℃

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:47 AM

21. When I was a youngster we still called it Armistice Day; my #1 brother was born 11-11-1948...

We also received paper mache poppies to wear in remembrance, and were told that WWI had ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and that even though WWII came afterward, it was still important to remember. I don't remember when the powers that be decided to call it Veterans' Day and kind of forget there had been an Armistice.

That's a nice-looking enamel pin, by the way. Thanks for the post.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:58 AM

23. Thank *you*

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Response to Hekate (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 03:42 AM

26. We put on a patriotic program at school for our parents and families.

I used to get the paper poppies from vets offering them for a donation at shopping areas come to think of of. Thx for the memories!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 03:08 AM

24. I can remember my grandfather and father wearing them.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 08:56 AM

28. here i shall insert a wonderful WW1 era book by floyd gibbons-and they said we wouldn't fight.

its beautiful book by an early embedded reporter. he has some great stuff before he got injured. the stuff he wrote about other wounded soldiers is great too. i am so glad i found it.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:07 AM

29. Probably wore it for Battle of the Bulge anniversary.

I like the idea of a permanent poppy pin.

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