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    50 years ago on this day

    24 January 1965 Sir Winston Churchill died,

    That speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTw3_PmKtc

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    Re: 50 years ago on this day

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Namechange View Post
    24 January 1965 Sir Winston Churchill died,

    That speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTw3_PmKtc
    If today we could find a real leader.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Re: 50 years ago on this day

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    If today we could find a real leader.
    I doubt we will. Political correctness has devoid leaders from making great speeches right from the heart. They are the one's who go down In history. It's those speeches that stir a nation and Instill national pride especially In hard times and times of war. leaders like Churchill could Inspire and get the troops and nation right behind him. That's gone. Replaced with speech writers, proof readers, legal advisers and every word examined for fear of being UPC and offending anyone who happens to choose to take offence. It's a PR machine every step of the way.

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    Re: 50 years ago on this day

    A read of the comments put things into context.

    Never knew this part.........shocking.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: 50 years ago on this day

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Namechange View Post
    24 January 1965 Sir Winston Churchill died,

    That speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTw3_PmKtc
    Just remembered, on that day I asked my Social Studies teacher why our flag was not at half mast?

    Mr. Lappan sent me to the Boys Vice Principal to ask him why.

    Nobody ever wants to go to the VP, as usual it is for disclipine.

    Anyway, from what I remember, it was not issued from the higher ups.

    Just something to show that at least one 12 yank gave thought of it.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Re: 50 years ago on this day

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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Just remembered, on that day I asked my Social Studies teacher why our flag was not at half mast?

    Mr. Lappan sent me to the Boys Vice Principal to ask him why.

    Nobody ever wants to go to the VP, as usual it is for disclipine.

    Anyway, from what I remember, it was not issued from the higher ups.

    Just something to show that at least one 12 yank gave thought of it.
    Then Thank you. That's an honour. Not the only thing you gave thought of either I note

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