Number 10 Downing Street has approved a petition that was launched requesting a new public holiday falling on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday in November each year.
To be known as the National Remembrance Holiday, it's purpose is threefold:
1. To emphasise the remembrance of those servicemen and women who have given, and continue to give, their lives for Britain
2. To remind people of the importance of protecting our Nation and what it stands for
3. To break that 3 month period between the August Public Holiday and Christmas when there are currently no long weekends, especially as the UK has fewer public holidays than most European Countries.
If you are in agreement, please sign up to the petition - it only takes a few moments - and it would be great if you were minded to forward the link to other people as well.
Deadline to sign up by: 18 April 2008 – Signatures: 450,728
It sounds like a good idea, like our Veteran's Day. While we remember our service personnel on November 11th, we don't get that day off. That's not such a big deal, though, because shortly thereafter we get Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving off.
I'm not a UK citizen, so I can't sign it.
(Is it still acceptable to refer to Christmas publicly in the UK? Or, has that dhimmi Bishop called to cancel Christmas so as to not be racist and offend anyone?)