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- 12 December 2004
I've always been intrested in History and Wars especially and i decided to write this as I dont know any vetrans personally whom I could tell it too.
I can't imagine what any of you went through; in fact i dont think anyone could. Teenagers and young adults of todays world have so much more materialistic goods than any of you did when you were my age; but still you all amaze me.
You lived with so much less than us, but you enjoyed so much more.
We have so much; but at the same time we have nothing at all.
The way you all led your lives in times of dispair and terror is not only for me a far greater moral guidline than the Bible its self; but also makes me feel very ashamed of how me and my generation live our lives today in times of far less difficulty.
You put your lives on the line not for self pride, money or respect; you did it for pride and for those you loved. Even the people you would never meet.
You did it so well.
Not only did you give the world democracy and freedom; you made Britain great and you set an example to everyone in the world.
Over time, generations have passed and new ones have emerged- I'm ashamed at how some people are so quick to forget what you all did and what you all suffered for the benefit of us.
Even if just one person reads this message, then i'm happy i have carried out just a very small repayment of what you gave me.
As long as you are the modern day hero to just one person, then the sacrasfices you all made will never be forgotton but remembered with much pride and respect
An ashamed, typical teenager.
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