Sunday, 8 November 2009


I have just returned home from the Shepton service of remembrance at the cenotaph, a grey cold morning with chilly northerly breeze, despite this the service was extremely well attended once again.

We should never forget that War is horrible, with ordinary men doing extraordinary tasks. We should never forget the sacrifice of the fallen or the misery of the families that were left to deal with their loss.

This year, like years before our armed services are involved in the struggle for a normalised Afghanistan, we all are concerned for those service people and our thoughts with their families.

My Grandparents generation paid a high price for ignoring the threat of fascism in Germany in the 1930's, lets hope we do not ignore those same forces today.

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