posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 06:13 AM
Today in the UK, on the 11th day, 11th month and 11th hour, this country grinds to a halt. Everyone downs tools and stands in silence for 2 minuets
remembering those men and women who died in service of our country.
Armistice Day saw the end of the first world war. A war fought not only by UK troops, but America, Canada, Australia, France, in fact all of the free
nations of the world who value freedom commited their sons for that very cause.
Now this day has become the day when we not only remember those great people, but those who have fought in every war since for the same cause.
So i would like to start this wall of remeberence with its first two names;
Fusilier Andrew Grundy, age 22, killed in action, 1992, in Romeo 15 (Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland), died saving the lives of 30 comrades
including myself. His actions won him a mention in dispatches, but he should have got a VC.
L/Cpl Micheal Beswick, age 22, killed in action, 1993, in Armargh City, Northern Ireland, on his first command. Killed by 2 IED's, a primary and
secondary device. He died 15 hours later after loosing all of his limbs.
Both great lads, great friends, great soldiers, and will never be forgotten...
Please feel free to post memories of your fallen comrades, family, friends, experiences in combat, be it british, american, canadian australian in
fact what every nationality. The thing that binds us all is that not only are we human, with families and friends, but once we were soldiers