I hope you’ll forgive me for not having an outpouring of sentimentality on the issue.
Because I’ve been there.
War is the most ugliest and horrifying thing you could experience in life. Nothing prepares you for the sheer horror and terror that happens around you. Forget the films you have seen, where the soldier lies dying in the arms of one of his mates and gently slips away. I can’t even dare picture the sights I have seen less narrate them here.
We all go cuddly at this time of year and buy a poppy and bend our heads in two minutes of silence.
What we all should be doing, is doing our best to support our veterans, and our currently serving serviceman, for the whole year. Not remember them for one day. Think about them every day.