“At the going down of the light and in the morning we shall remember them….”
It is one hundred years since the beginning of World War One and today that is most salient with me as it is Remembrance Sunday. Silence to remember those who fell in all the conflicts from that day to this in wars all over the world. I have done my part with fund raising and donating for the correct Poppies that came my way in the street from hands both young and old. Remember them, we owe them that much.
This day holds significance for me as I make my living from ‘war’. Not real war. But the kind of pretend conflict where when the sun sets everyone stands up and returns home. This life of mine is only possible in part due to the sacrifices made by soldiers of days now long gone and more recent. They ensured our freedom. You can disagree with the motives of war of the goals of war but for the men who leave and never return there should only ever be respect. So let this life of pretend war of mine bring excitement and joy to thousands across the world but for today let it be tempered with the horrid reality of battle.