Sunday, 25 September 2011

Thought of the day

When we went to the house yesterday, I found this posted through the door, from the local branch of the British Legion…

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What do you think when you look at this…? Being a soldier’s mum, for me it’s:
  • The heroes who’ve given their lives for this country and freedom, especially the brave soldiers killed in Afghan…
  • The families of the fallen…
  • If I keep it our son might be safe, and his name will never be on it, so I’ll put it somewhere safe aboard TT…
In reality it’s just two small pieces of wood stuck together right? Wrong, it’s a powerful reminder of courage, strength and endurance beyond the call of duty. How proud we should be of our soldiers and how grateful we should be to them all for our freedom…
 
Yet even so, if we tell our soldier how proud we are of him, we’re met with humility, and “mum, it’s just my job…”
 
And that puts the GREAT back into Great Britain… When few things do...
“It is the soldier” by Rupert Brooke...
For anyone who takes their freedom for granted, reflect on how that freedom was granted:
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us Freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us Freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organiser, who has given us the Freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who serves beneath the Flag, who salutes the Flag, whose coffin is draped in the Flag, who allows the protester to burn the Flag.
It is the soldier, not the politician who has given his blood, his body, his life."

And be thankful...

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