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2 Minutes Silence - Today at 1200 GMT Midday

post #1 of 24
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I will be observing the 2 minutes silence today for the victims of last weeks terrorists attacks in London. In my thoughts will be the victims of past terrorist attacks as well.

We are following the Mayor of London's advice and will leave our offices just before midday and stand out on the streets of London to show that WE ARE NOT AFRAID!

London buses, black cabs, cars etc are all expected to stop still. The tube will still be running, but the drivers will remind passengers of the time for the silence.

to everyone.
post #2 of 24
That's a wonderful thing to do Gilly..........
post #3 of 24
Gilly we'll all be right there with you as well!.

I'm in black today because of it and also heard on the news this morning that they were asking everyone to stand outside in defiance against the terrorists.

Too right we will!
post #4 of 24
We will stand against the terrorists!
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Other events to mark the silence:

London buses and cabs will stop; Tube trains will still run but the silence will be announced.

St Botolph Church, near the Aldgate bomb, will hold a brief Act of Remembrance at midday.

Lloyd's of London is to ring its Lutine bell at the beginning and end of the two minutes. It was also rung after the 11 September attacks and the 26 December tsunami.

In Leeds Millennium Square, faith leaders will gather.
At St Andrews, where the Open golf tournament is being held, play will be interrupted.

The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace has been reorganised to mark the silence.

Airports operator BAA is to ensure that as few take-offs and landings as possible take place during the silence.

Overland trains are expected to remain stationary. Network Rail says no trains will leave London stations during the silence.

The BBC will carry silence on the news website, television and radio.

Many high street stores and shops across the UK are expected to cease trading.

People in other EU countries have been asked to observe the silence.

Cherie Blair and US first lady Laura Bush are to observe the silence during a visit to Rwanda.

In Bali, a candlelit prayer ceremony will be held at the scene of the 2002 bombings to coincide with the silence.

At 1800 BST people will gather in Trafalgar Square for an event organised by the Mayor of London, the TUC and faith and community leaders.
post #6 of 24
There must be people sharing tears in heaven themselves right now because the heavens have opened here
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
There must be people sharing tears in heaven themselves right now because the heavens have opened here
Ohh thats so sad! I never put it like that before. It's expected to rain here later too....

I have put my sunglasses on, as I am already welling up.... I started on the tube today and had to put the Metro down. Ppl were giving me concerned looks but then I managed to compose myself!
post #8 of 24
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I am amazed. I have just stood with 1000's of ppl in London's Tottenham Crt Road, not that far from some of the sites where last weeks attacks took place. The cars stood still, the buses stood still, Goodge St tube closed it's doors, shops workers came outside... nearly everyone was outside.

All I can say is, WELL DONE EVERYONE!

At the end of the silence, everyone started clapping which is when I started crying...
post #9 of 24
Our local radio station here in Washington DC are urging us to observe the two minutes of silence at noon in support of the victims of last weeks terrorist attack in London. I will exit my building at that time in support of all the people of London. God bless to all of you.

Tricia Conley
post #10 of 24
40 of us from work stood outside despite the rain, and it really choked me up

God rest their souls and all i can say for the terrorists is " Enjoy your stay in hell!!! "

post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by peachytoday
Our local radio station here in Washington DC are urging us to observe the two minutes of silence at noon in support of the victims of last weeks terrorist attack in London. I will exit my building at that time in support of all the people of London. God bless to all of you.

Tricia Conley
Thats lovely of you Tricia I know we did the same here in the UK when you had your silence for 9/11. I unplugged my switchboard so that no calls came in.
post #12 of 24
My thoughts are with you guys in London, I can't imagine how I would feel if this had happened in my home town
post #13 of 24
Our school rang the bell at the beginning and the end of the silence. I went outside & stood in the *burning sun* (no rain here) & thought of all of the other people doing the same thing. It was a very communal feeling.

Sue
post #14 of 24
Wish I could have been there with you all!
post #15 of 24
Susie you "ALL" have been!
post #16 of 24
i woke up a bit too late to join the silence unfortunately.
But when i was at school we did the two minute silence for sept 11
post #17 of 24
we where in the highgate woods at noon,and everyone in the woods stood still with their dogs/bikes,and stayed inh silence,the whole woods fell silent even the animals went quiet.im still a bit tearfull now.
post #18 of 24
You remain in our hearts & prayers.
post #19 of 24
I was watching the news this morning and seen footage of the two minutes of silence in London. It was amazing to see all these people standing together in memory of the victims. I hope the terrorists were watching so they can see that people are not afraid, that they won't rob them of their freedom! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!
post #20 of 24
I'll be doing my two minutes at noon today. For some reason I wore black today it must have been in my subconscious.
Hope all the UK folks are doing ok.

post #21 of 24
Noon it is, Black it is!!!
I'm right there with you all...
My thoughts and prayers are out there for the victims and their familys during this trying time..
post #22 of 24
I'm getting teary just reading this. I'm sure there are many places all over the states that will be observing the moment of silence at noon. Thoughts and prayers to you all in London.
post #23 of 24
I also missed the London time, so will observe at noon today here, with the kids.

Bless you Gilly and Rosiemac and MillyandDaisy and Boys Mum as well as all the families and friends of the victims. May your country find peace! And as your tears dry, I hope you can find inner peace.

Great show of strength and solidarity! Go UK!
post #24 of 24
It's twenty five minutes till noon here, I'll be having two minutes of silence in my household too.

Reading this thread has brought me to tears
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