I thought that this was as good a time as any. There are no pictures, no graphics and no waffle.
Today is that day, when you either think of what has gone and what is going on, or you dont. For me? This day is the worst day. But at the same time, its a day for all the friends past and present, who no longer are with us, to be remembered. I dont expect the ordinary person to fully understand, however, there is a debt owed.
War, they say is the failure of Diplomats. so be it. But when you serve, that isnt the thought on your mind. You are there to do a job. Its a pride, a sense of duty, for me the Armed Services was an escape from my home world. I was 16 when I joined, and for me it was like finding a whole family of my own.
During my service, I met many people of all walks of life, from rich and poor families. But once that uniform is put on, every one becomes the same. It is that, which bonds you at the start, and it is those bonds, when the time comes, that will see you through. Yes we fight for our country, but on the field, we fight for each other, to protect one another.
That is why on this day, I will not be thinking of how I served my country, but how we fought, and sometimes lost, for each other, and those friends who will forever remain young.