DS and I went to Church today for the Rememberance Sunday Parade with cubs. He did an excellent reading from Luke 6: 27-36 which really struck me, it speaks of doing good to your enemies. I don't have enemies as such, but there are a few people I have ''issues'' with and would rather avoid them at all costs as opposed to actually going out of my way to help them..... mmmm food for thought.
The service was very moving, especially as people from the congregation shared some personal experiences of life in the services, including one man whose best friend died in his arms in the midst of a conflict. I thought back to....... the Falklands, where my friend Simon was onboard a ship, the Gulf war when I wrote to several guys I met in REME, my Grandad whose battleship sunk in WW2 he survived, helped others and got a medal for his efforts (subsequently stolen from my Uncles house... why??!!)
We stood outside in the rain listening to the 'last Post' followed by a retired serviceman reading
'they shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. We will remember them.
When you go home tell them of us and say For your tomorrow we gave our today'