To my shame no; my mother has arrived and her car is a state so I was busy claying it at the time and completely forgot. I was on my own and I was silent but for more than 2 minutes but am certain that does not count.
That said I think about my grandfathers who both fought in WWII quite often. I have friends in the forces both here and in other countries and I often wish it was not necessary that men and women have to die for the vanity of politicians.
Its plain disrespectful if you didn’t. We may not be living in quite the same way we are now if it wasn’t for men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifices. To reflect just for 2 minutes is not much to ask.
Anyone watching the news or any of the services recently with the 3 guys that are a minimum of 108 years young from WW1. They still have flash backs, still morn their comrades.
My Familly put a memorial up outside the Civic centre in Newcastle. 5 sons went to the War and 5 came back a miracle considering they were all Captains. In recognition of their good fortune this was erected.
Do I keep the Silence? Not only that, but anyone who doesnt gets short shrift from me.
This photo was taken at it's rededication in 2007 opened By HRH Price Phillip.
It is called 'The First response'