Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Man made the field of Remembrance


Lingering along the path of my last posting and continuing with the theme, which is the subject matter of war. I couldn’t help noticing, as it’s always stuffed under you nose and through the media, the part that the young and indeed the old Royals play in the proceedings of war and remembrance.

This national act of remembrance is a really big occasion for them. A much busy time of the royal year I do suppose.

Now, Harry Windsor (Prince) has already been out doing his bit for the family business; that's the firm run by his grandmother the old queen.

“Head bowed, a solemn Prince Harry plants a wooden cross and poppy in memory of a friend killed in Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal of Horse Jonathan Woodgate who died in March when a grenade was thrown over a wall in Sangin on what was due to be the last foot patrol of his tour of duty.” That was the emotive opening lines from the right-wing Daily Mail.  


The prince was opening the Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance, for the soldiers who have died in the conflict, and of course in Wootton Bassett now famous, and sadly for the returning and the sombre parades of hundreds of young dead servicemen and women, needlessly sacrificed in a war and continuing doggy intrusion, or invasion and occupation that no one remembers exactly why on earth our young are posted there. Oh sorry, it’s to keep us safe on the British streets!”

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