Lest we forget

We live in a democratic society; if we dislike our government we can put banners outside our houses stating that fact, we can practice any religion we choose and we can voice our own opinion, whatever that may be. Britain was once a real island, a tiny speck of land on the global map, barely worth noticing and yet… the people of this country have, on more than one occasion, defended it’s borders against would be invaders and conqueror’s, fought to keep the freedom and way of life which we take for granted. It’s easy to forget the sacrifices that have been made, the young men and women who paid for our independence with their lives.

Whatever your feelings on the current conflicts there are still men and women putting their lives on the line to do what our democratically elected government believes is right for this country. It’s November 11th, a time to pay silent tribute to those who have, and continue, to defend our little island, her people and her allies. And I thank them all…

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
  Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
   At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                        We will remember them.




~ by Laura on November 11, 2007.

4 Responses to “Lest we forget”

  1. Couldn’t have put it better myself!

  2. Well said Laura!!

  3. I was out on parade with my SJA unit. In the week coming up to this, we talked about why remembrance exists to the cadets, and let them decided if they wanted to come. all except 1 turned out and she was out of the country.
    So i think we made them think about it.

    we should remember the civilans that lost they lives in war, helping others.

  4. Laura, have you got lost in cyberspace 😀

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