Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nice one Liz

The Elizabeth Cross is now to be awarded to the families of soldiers killed in action. See the BBC Article here. It is also good to see that it is backdated to 1948 and covers those killed by terrorism so the Troubles will be covered.

I know this doesn't do shit to bring back the dead but it's a nice memento to be passed down through the generations to keep the memory of the fallen alive. The accompanying signed letter from the queen adds to the touch.

It's nice to see that now and again the establishment just do things that are right for no better reason than they should be done.

1 comment:

  1. Good post bud.
    I couldn't agree more.
    How about the government go one step further....
    Let’s do a better job of looking after those who return from conflict zones. Let’s start by providing free housing and benefits to those who are unfortunate enough to be seriously injured and provide proper post conflict support to anyone who needs it injured or not.
    It’s about time (we) as a country started to recognise the sacrifices made by these people.