As we go through Veterans Day, let’s remember that we are not the only nation that has lost in the turmoils of this world.
For the first time that I can remember tears came to my eyes during the two minute silence at my church yesterday. One of my friends in front of me recently lost her nephew in Afghanistan and as I glanced at her the pain that she has experienced got to me.
When I was at secondary school and the annual remembrance service would include the reading of names of the school’s pupils who had died in the two world wars. As we spoke the line “We will remember them” in unison, there was something about the ritual that left me empty. These names meant nothing to us standing there. The whole experience seemed very hollow and irrelevant.
Things are somewhat different now. Each morning when I draw the curtains I can see from my bedroom the remnants of a radar station once used to monitor activity across the channel. Then…
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