British NCOs WW1, Image – A family photo from Padre’s Ramblings
It is Armed Forces Day in the UK. It is marked annually at the end of June to commemorate the service of men and women of the British Armed Forces. It is similar to the American Veterans’ Day, though it is more recent, having been created in 2006 (as compared to the US’ celebration which dates to the 1950s). Although an official event, it is not a public holiday in the UK.
Service isn’t just a thing that you do
I really needs to be part of you
Prepared on behalf of other’s – to enter the fray
Waiting to count the risks “on some other day.”
To serve, to protect, even sacrifice
Is what it is to enter that way of life