Wednesday, 11 November 2009
They shall not grow old...
We have been heavily engrossed, if not borderline obsessed with this challenge we have set ourselves for just over a month now. It is literally all we can think about and all we can talk about. But this week is not about us.
Today at 11am, in the middle of a training session, Pete and I stood silent for 2 minutes. We thought nothing of Everest, only of those no longer with us today.
This week is about every man and woman who has laid down their life for this great country. It is about John. It is about the heartbroken, yet desperately proud families and friends that they leave behind. It is knowing that they made a difference, even if it is not obvious to see. They will never be forgotten.
This is all the inspiration we need.
“At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”