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    Poppies!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Kit, Oct 25, 2007.

    That time of year is upon us and I was hoping that perhaps some of us could show our support for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal by changing our avatars.

    I figure that those who want to (its not compulsory) should change their avatar to a suitable picture of a poppy from the 1st Nov to the 11th Nov. We don't need to have the same picture or anything like that, it may be interesting to try and have different ones in fact.


    I'm hoping that this idea will be able to match the success of the week where we all changed our avatars to a picture of us. I've recently seen the same thing done on another forum and think its a really good way of showing support.

    Let me know your thoughts on this :)
     
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    A great idea, hun. I'm in :)
     
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    This is very thoughtful.
     
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    Wait... what is this exactly? I'm on the other side of the pond.
     
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    I have just realised that I didn't really give much of a description on what exactly we'd be supporting here...

    Its not a support of the wars that are being fought or have been fought but of the people who have given there lives for us, or who have had their lives affected by either serving with the armed forces or being a dependent of somebody who has. The donations collected by the poppy appeal go towards making ex-service people more comfortable and providing them with the help that they may need. You can read a little about this sort of work on these sites:

    Poppy - Poppy Home Page
    http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
    The Royal British Legion - Can We Help You?

    The support that I was talking about is both a support of the poppy appeal itself and a support to all the people that have been involved or affected in some way.
     
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    This is a brilliant idea. Infact that good Im giving you some Reputation points at the least.

    You have my unconditional support.






    ~Raven.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Jumped the gun a little there adamant, its not the first yet ;) Nice poppy all the same :p
     
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    Yeah... but I figure I'll forget... so I did it now. :)

    Besides... I wanted to change the other avatar anyway.
     
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    Good call.
     
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    Lol :) I don't mind lol. I was going to suggest from now till the 11th but thought that might be a little too long for some people.

    It just shows you really are supportive 'coz you're determined not to forget.
     
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    Adamant had a good point, and I decided to follow suit, lest I forget...to change my avatar :p
     
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    Inter Armin Enim Legosa Silenciux.




    Lest We Forget...........


    My Avatar will change on the 1st Of November I wont forget.
     
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    I'd probably be reminded simply by coming on the site...
     
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    A picture of poppies in Flanders Field one of the best known Canadian military graveyards in France.
     
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    The whole poem goes as follows:

    In Flanders Fields
    by John McCrae, May 1915

    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.
     
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    I did try to put all of the poem into my sig. But even after taking out everything, it proved to be a little impossible due to character limits.
    Thanks for posting it all.
     
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    Well I will be sure to join in with this. It is a wonderful idea Kit. Extremely thoughful as well. I will have to hunt down the perfect one so will spend the next few days doing so. I make a donation every year too. But this is a great idea kit.
     
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    Very nice guys - at the request of Kit and Raven the next short story contest starting Nov 7th will also be on this theme. Count me in for the poppy avatar too.
     
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    Thanks for all the support everyone :)
     
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    Ja, thoughtful indeed

    I shall change my avatar when the time is right (I will remember as my uni. enterance exams start on the 1st, lewl)
     
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    Hmmmm....does a cartoon poppy count? *points avvie* :p
     
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    Thought I'd contribute as well.
     

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