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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Both my granddad and my father have the Legion d'Honneur for military service and I wouldn't dream wearing them ...

    So when they die their medals are put in a drawer somewhere and passed on for a couple more generations then wind up on eBay, while the memory if their sacrifice/service/bravery fades away in time?
    I had a strained relationship with my old fella and he died when I was 18. I can't be sure, but I'd like to think that if he was 'looking down' and saw me marching up Whitehall as a non service member in civilian clothes with his medals on my right side, he would be proud to know the kid turned out OK in the end!
     
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    So when they die their medals are put in a drawer somewhere and passed on for a couple more generations then wind up on eBay, while the memory if their sacrifice/service/bravery fades away in time?
    I had a strained relationship with my old fella and he died when I was 18. I can't be sure, but I'd like to think that if he was 'looking down' and saw me marching up Whitehall as a non service member in civilian clothes with his medals on my right side, he would be proud to know the kid turned out OK in the end!


    It depends on the way you raise your kids. You can turn them in into local museum.

    It is OK if this kid is 10, but a guy at the same age his dad or grandpa actually got the medal? Its fucked up.
     
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    I've heard of a recent trend for wearing a deceased veteran family member's medals on the right chest and I quite like that idea. I would love to one day march in a Remembrance Day parade in memory of my Dad. Anyone who looks closely should see I am way too young to have earned WW2 campaign medals anyway.

    As a fashion accessory? Noooooooo!


    When I challenged the guy, he didn't even know it was Remembrance Day...
     
  4. Ianiceman

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    When I challenged the guy, he didn't even know it was Remembrance Day...

    Well that's just pitiful but unfortunately all too common.
     
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    When I challenged the guy, he didn't even know it was Remembrance Day...

    Why it isn't a bank holiday to start with?

    Everything is about money all the time...

    The 11th of November must be a day of reflexion...
     
  6. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    It depends on the way you raise your kids. You can turn them in into local museum.

    It is OK if this kid is 10, but a guy at the same age his dad or grandpa actually got the medal? Its fucked up.


    We'll just have to agree to disagree on this. As there are fewer and fewer veterans of WW2 and the last WW1 vet recently died, I think it's a nice way to remember the service of your antecends which as the previous post shows, seems to be increasingly necessary these days. Either way as I live over here now it won't be happening any time soon. Maybe they'll instigate a section for families to march in if they dont already do this, so no-one need worry about being mistaken for a wannabe vet.
     
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    We'll just have to agree to disagree on this. As there are fewer and fewer veterans of WW2 and the last WW1 vet recently died, I think it's a nice way to remember the service of your antecends which as the previous post shows, seems to be increasingly necessary these days. Either way as I live over here now it won't be happening any time soon. Maybe they'll instigate a section for families to march in if they dont already do this, so no-one need worry about being mistaken for a wannabe vet.

    It is their stories, their sacrifices....

    You can show your respect by helping people to remember what they went though...

    I have a knowlege of Verdun and the Chemin des dames thanks to my Granddad who fought and nearly died there..
     
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    [​IMG]
    This is really some sort of an attention whore.
     
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    This is really some sort of an attention whore.

    And it is working.
     
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    The suitcaseb isn't bad... But that Hapsburg beard [​IMG]

    Looks more like a Romanov beard to me.
     
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    WTF with the guy on the right?

    Trying on riding boots? Or is that the way he usually dresses:
    A conservative suit coat, cufflinks, skinny jeans, etc.
     
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    Wearing a real medal belonging to someone else as a fashion accessory is a sacrilege.

    My grandfather beat the shit out of someone wearing medals that weren't his.
    Ralph was pushing 70 at the time.

    I guess it was quite the scene.
     
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    I have some old medals. Maybe I should go pull them out of storage...
     
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    Just don't let Dakota Rube's grand pappy catch you wearing them.[​IMG]
     
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    ^Ralph has gone to the great WWII battlefield in the sky. He was a racist mf-er, but he believed in God, the John Birch Society and the United States of America.

    He disarmed a convenience store robber/murderer one morning and didn't think it was a big enough deal to even phone any of us. I read about it in the USA Today.
     

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