Posted: 04/08/2014 at 16:40
David - you're entitled to those hugs. You said 'but I did nothing', but what happened to your Dad affected your whole family, so please take them - you, and everyone else who had family members giving their lives to fight for their country 100 years ago - with our love, gratitude, and eternal respect .
The thread that ties us to that war is getting more fragile with every passing year. What we tend to forget is that there's a choice today about joining the Forces. Not then.
It's impossible to imagine what that meant.