Memorials

After Scoliosis

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of 9/11. Today I visited the Runnymede Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial. These two facts are not connected, but they are both associated with the theme of memorials.

The September 11 attacks and World War II are both things that we rightly should remember, and public memorials are an effective and lasting way to do this. People visit memorials to remember those they knew or know of, but also to think and to grasp the destruction events like war can have upon ordinary lives. At the memorial today I walked around the entire cloister and there are 292 panels full of names of 20,000 airmen with no known grave from across the Commonwealth. There are seven thick books detailing the names, ranks and squadrons of the men and women remembered in Runnymede. And these are only the ones without graves. If this does not emphasise the…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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