Lest we forget… (November 11)
This is, of course, for the most part a light-hearted retro blog, but today I decided I should write a post that reflects the mood and atmosphere that rightly pervades the day – November 11, Remembrance Day.
So, if I may, I’d like to ask all of you, either at 11am today or at any moment you have spare or to yourself, to remember and consider those from the UK and overseas who have fought – and some died – in warfare to help secure the societies and freedoms we take for granted. By all means take a moment as well to remember those who in some corner of the world are fighting on our behalf today – indeed, speaking for myself, I may not agree with all ‘modern’ wars that have been fought in the name of my country, but I greatly admire and respect those that have sacrificed their lives for them.
Moreover, if you live in the UK and haven’t done so already, do buy a poppy and wear it, won’t you? The donation you give goes to a very worthy cause.
And, as this is a retro culture blog, let me leave you with a classic television moment that, while highlighting the often futility of war, also beautifully defines the great sacrifice many have made – and continue to make – in its name…