When you are part of a military family, I think the significance of the day comes to mean even more. There is always a chance, however small, that this day could come to be in remembrance of your loved one or somebody that they serve along side. It is a reminder of the sacrifice our soldiers make, and we as their families make right along with them. A reminder of the lives that have been given in an attempt for peace and freedom.
The sermon today at Winchester Cathedral was given by a man who served in the Falklands. His message was clear – what can we take from the sacrifice of so many lives? We need to live each day to the full, so that the lives were not given in vain. He knew some of the sailors who were killed – he said that they may have lost their lives, but for whatever reason, he was still alive. He learned to take advantage of that gift and not take everything for granted.
|I took this photo near our home in Winchester|
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.