I have spent much of today, perusing the forums and reading the touching poetic tributes to the people that most of us spare a thought for just one day out of every three hundred and sixty five.
Well thought out, cleverly expressed words that have made me stop and think that although those of us who have never seen, never been, cannot begin to imagine the horrors that our war veterans experienced to secure the freedom that we all enjoy, I for one will consider that the next person that I give my seat up to on a bus, or just smile and say a passing good morning to could well be a hero to whome I owe so much.
I think the overwhelming message of the day is:
"Treat each passing stranger with respect". For you know not who they are, what they have done or what sacfirices they may have made for the greater good of us all.
If a poem can change just one person for the better, by provoking thought, which is subseqently followed by possitive action, then it is surely true that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
So keep on writing, lest we forget.
With respect to you all. Not just on this day but every day.