Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

"Soldiers will be called upon to make personal sacrifices - including the ultimate sacrifice... In putting the needs of the Nation and their comrades before their own, they forego some of the rights enjoyed by those outside the Armed Forces.

In return for putting the needs of the Nation before their own, and for being ready to make the ultimate sacrifice, members of our armed forces should always expect just treatment and respect by (the) Government and by us all. They have a right to believe that they (and their families) will be sustained and rewarded..."

Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, on Great Britain's Armed Forces Day

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