On a day which stirs up some strong emotions, i'd like to ask a question. It might not be an easy question to answer, and for this I've honoured the wishes of the other thread and started a new one, but if this day has achieved anything it's made me think about this.Do we truly remember all war dead on a day such as today, or is it a moment for Britons the world over to reflect on their own personal grief? Can we unite together in a common remembrance when one person is mourning the waste of all human life whereas the person next to them may be remembering a loved one who was, as one chap put it* 'shot down over Dresden whilst getting the bastids'? Would you have a problem honouring a suicide bomber from a far off land if he died believing in his cause even if you didn't?
I'm trying to form an opinion on this and would be interested to hear what folk think. Yes, i'm trying to incite a response, and I'm sure some strong words will be coming this way, but it is a genuine question and not intended to belittle anyone or their beliefs. Insult away if you feel the need, just be aware that no offence is intended.
* The example I chose is in no way intended to belittle or question the reasons of said poster, or the bravery of the airman in question. It's just one of many posts, along with the FIFA/political symbol issue, that got me thinking.