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Armistice Day silence ruined by lateness?

23 November 2018

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Your question: On Armistice Day, owing to inattention on the vicar’s part, the Two Minutes’ Silence at my local church was five-and-a-half minutes late, something that I have never experienced before. Surely the point of this most solemn moment is that the whole country stands united in silence at exactly the same time, and knowing this was not so deeply unsettled me. Afterwards, I expressed my disappointment to the vicar, who used to work in a profession where precise timing is essential. His reply was, “Well, if you don’t like it, you can go somewhere else next time!” After such a response I might well take his advice. Comments, please?

G. H.


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