Let's remember all of them
IT IS at this time of the year that we stop to remember our war heroes – those who have fought and died either fighting for this country or indeed on the orders of this country.
It is also a time when our thoughts turn to those thousands of men and women who are on active service at the moment – keeping the peace or trying to resolve conflict in all corners of the world.
Certainly, we need to reserve our greatest thought for those who have died, along with the families and loved ones they have so sadly left behind.
But let us also not forget the living – the work that they continue to do and the fear and anxiety their families endure.
Earlier this week, we had a story in the paper about the home-coming of Bombardier Ricky Huntley, of Immingham.
His family are obviously delighted to have him home – and when talking to the Telegraph, his mum Joan summed up the feelings that so very many mothers and fathers of active servicemen and women must have:
"We have lost so many of our men and women out there, it is terrible. Whenever I hear of a soldier being killed, I put myself in their mother's place.
"I am delighted my son is coming home, but I feel so awful for those who have lost their children."
These families are united in their fears – we must think of them.
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