July 06, 2009

Remember Who is Not Going to Remember You

...So why do they do it?

says John: "Because the government doesn't do it. We have never, ever had a government minister down here - only our MP, James Gray. He is the only one who has stood here with us. None of the others have."

"Maybe they're ashamed, because they know that the feeling here runs so high for each of the young lads who come through - irrespective of rank. The smallest number of people we have had here to witness a cortege was 600."

John is not sure whether the British campaign in Afghanistan can succeed, but he believes that the men and women of Britain's armed forces will give their utmost in the attempt. ...


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