Throughout today I have been dipping into the BBC's coverage of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. It has been very moving. The BBC covers events such as this in a very considerate and compassionate manner. By virtue of age my own father just missed out on service but those of his school mates who were just a couple of years older had to experience the bloody experience of the Second World War.
I came to know a lot of those who returned. Many had their scars, both physical and mental, and for those who are still alive the scars are still raw. I don't suppose that there will be many of today's teenagers who will have viewed and understood the relevance of today's commemoration . That is sad.