Chosen header1

Saturday, November 11, 2006


We must remember them all!

Read this Even as many bend their heads and say a quiet prayer for "Our glorious dead" of former wars,thousands of miles away British soldiers are fighting for their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.The remembrance parade is more poignant now than it has ever been.Every week another name is added to the list of those who have died in the service of this country.Daily we see reports in the news of our soldiers under mortar,rocket and bomb attack,the images on the television only hinting at the real horror facing our service men and women in the line of duty.The British Army hasn't had so many casualties since the Falklands War,almost twenty five years ago,over two thousand wounded and 121 dead.The various forces charities,such as the Royal British Legion and The Army Benevolent Fund,are trying their best to cope with the growing number of wounded and bereaved but their funds are not a bottomless pit.When you put your pound in the tin rattled by a Chelsea pensioner selling poppies on the street,stop and think couldn't you put in a little bit more?-How much is a British soldiers life worth to you?How much can replace the loss of a leg,an arm,their sight,a husband or father?-Just stop and think what the poppy really signifies,it's red for a reason,real blood being shed right now by real soldiers,who have families who need our help.They gave so much for us,now it's our turn to give to them.

There were 258 British servicemen killed in the Falklands War.
Have a listen to the Remembrance podcast on iTunes or on the Royal British Legion blog. It's a good way to remember.
Grim gutty and realistic stuff, well done Scipio for bringing these things to our attention. War is hell and not entertainment!
Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?