Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Eleventh Hour Of The Eleventh Day Of The Eleventh Month

I was in Tesco the other day and there was this old squaddie, I guess he was in his late seventies sat there selling poppies. He was neatly turned out, in his beret, blazer and meddles. I recognised the cap badge as a unit my grandfather had been in during world war one and it no longer exists. I was having a chat with him and it took me a moment to realise that he was blind. I guess it's difficult to comprehend what that generation gave up but it is important t remember what they gave up and what so many have given up since.