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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lest we forget

Today is Remembrance Day here in the UK.

I always have difficulties with knowing how to view it because my father was very against it. Not against remembering those who gave their lives but against the glorification of war.

War is a terrible thing. Sometimes it is necessary but that does not take away from the horror of it.

In the Battle of the Somme alone more than a million men died but there was little effect on the positions of either side.

Neither of my Grandfathers fought in the Second World War. My grandad had a cousin who did though. Growing up they had been good friends. He had qualified as an accountant but could not find work so signed up to the RAF. He died the day before his wedding day.

Most of us in the West have little personal experience of war or its effects. We do not realise the horrors men went through to give us our freedom. I have have never met anyone who fought in the war who was prepared to talk about it - I am sure there is a reason for this.

So, I suggest that on this day, we should give thanks to God for those men who suffered the horrors of war that we may not and for the protection he has given us.


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