Yesterday evening I took L, our nearly 8 year old, to see the poppies at the Tower of London. It was a tough call as we couldn’t go until after I finished work at 6pm, making it a long day and a late one for her. But I just felt that it was something I had to do with her. If each generation doesn’t stop to remember, to teach their children about the horrors of these wars (notably WWI and WWII) then it feels to me that those soldiers and civilians died in vain, and it will become harder to learn from our past mistakes.
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