All over the UK, ceremonies have taken place to commemorate Armistice Day for the 92nd time since 1918. This truly historic occasion was nearly identical to the previous 92 Armistice Day observances, including a two minutes’ silence that was observed by all UK citizens who weren’t on the phone or in meetings at work.
“This Armistice Day is truly an occasion to remember,” said Ken Whittley, a sub-manager at a Bristol-based office supplies concern. “I refrained from talking for almost the whole two minutes, communicating soley through my Blackberry and my iPhone. I managed to move 5,000 units of gel pens and send a funny text to my mate in shipping. It was great.”
The Poppy Appeal, meanwhile, has reported a decline in sales for this year, as more people spend their loose change on competing charities such as the Marie Curie Cancer Care.
“I would have bought a poppy,” says Emma Dunstable, of Hartlepool, “But I only had a few coppers and really wanted a boiled sweet.”