Armistice Day service 2020: no national anthem

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Grasmere, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. Grasmere

    Grasmere Active Member

  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    They should sing it anyway. Are they going to arrest the queen?
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  3. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    "Former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan-Smith said: 'If the Government and the British Legion limit Remembrance Sunday to the point that it becomes pointless, then we have to ask ourselves: what did they die for?'"

    One of the stupidest comments I've ever heard. Surely the silence is the most poignant part of Remembrance Day? Its purpose is to contemplate what happened and remember those who died. To state the beedin' obvious, no singing is or ever has been allowed during the silence. And Mr. DS seems to have totally missed the point that the reason for Covid restrictions is to stop more people from dying, especially the older generation, some of whom were involved in the world wars.

    As for the national anthem - it will be sung by a socially distanced choir. Choirs and singers performing the national anthem is nothing new.
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  4. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Her Majesty does not sing.The anthem is sung, or played to her.
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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    They could always hum it
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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Or kazoos? :)
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  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It would be rather bad form for the world's largest feudal landowner to be imploring God "Thy choicest gifts in store, On me be pleased to pour"

    Nauseating, really. The British deserve a national anthem rather than a sycophantic royalist dirge.
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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