D-Day commemorations - Remembering who the true heroes are and what they fought for, Our Liberty (Tim Scott Video)
"Today is a very important day for me, one I hold near and dear to my heart. I am filled with deep emotion that is dominated by a feeling of pride, knowing our country was been inhabited by the bravest men that have ever walked this earth, and deep sadness at their loss. Knowing how few people, apart from people like you and I, still genuinely honour their sacrifice - illustrated by the vile Left wing protests we have seen this past week - is deeply troubling. Today more than most days deeply impacts me on a personal level due to my own experience in conflict. It is also what drives me to see future wars must only be fought when they are absolutely necessary. This is how we can most honour our lost soldiers and this is what I will fight for the rest of my life." Tim Scott's personal message.
Message from Jack regarding the losses his family suffered and why commemorating D-Day, respecting our soldiers and the sovereignty they fought for is most important in this crucial period in our history. "I believe that D-Day commemorations should be held to preserve the memory of the courage and sacrifice of those brave souls that lost their lives during D-Day but also to honour the soldiers who have served since. This is why today, more than ever we need to keep reminding our politicians that our trust will only be earned when their actions meet their words.
In order to honour their memory our government should recognise that the brave soldiers who lost their lives, would not have tolerated our sovereignty being handed to a foreign power or foreign people, whether based in Brussels or on our streets. They would not have tolerated the way the State has betrayed our returning veterans, allowing them to sleep rough in the streets and betrayed as they have been.
My grandfather served in Normandy and then in Italy where he was badly injured. Two of my great uncles lost their lives during the war. I still keep Uncle Vincent Scully's medals and the letter his mother - my great great aunt was sent when she was notified the plane her son was piloting had been shot down over Burma - close to me in my home. In order to honour all of our brave ancestors memories now more than ever we must defend our freedom and national sovereignty. I believe this is how we can honour their memory the most. Thank you, Jack"
Below you will find Tim Scott's video message, "Remember who the true Heroes are", and a poem we felt we should share which has been pasted directly below Tim's heartfelt video.
In case anyone missed the work we are doing to see homeless veterans aren't abandoned on our streets, please see yesterday's post and podcast here. Thank you.
Poem by Cyril Crain (Juno veteran)
Come and stand in memory
Of men who fought and died
They gave their lives in Normandy
Remember them with pride.
Soldiers, Airman, sailors
Airborne and marines
Who in civvy life were tailors
and men who worked machines.
British and Canadian
And men from USA
Forces from the Commonwealth
They all were there that day
To Juno, Sword and Utah
Beaches of renown
Also Gold and Omaha
That’s where the ramps went down.
The battle raged in Normandy
Many lives were lost
The war must end in victory
And this must be the cost
When my life is over
And I reach the other side
I’ll meet my friends from Normandy
And shake their hands with pride.