War Veterans

Not Just a Statistic: Remembering Our Friend and Afghanistan Veteran Jacob George

Adam Jung | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

I didn't know Jacob nearly as well as many others and yet I've still been walking around in a fog since I heard Jacob took his life.The energy and passion Jacob lived by made it difficutl not to feel connected to him within minutes of meeting him. Twenty two veterans killing themselves a day is an abstract statistic. Until it's not, and you've lost a friend.

'Hundreds Of Strangers' To Attend Funeral Of Veteran Who Died Alone

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

A Second World War veteran is set to have the send off he deserves, thanks to the power of an emotional appeal and social media. Hundreds of people...

Dr. Dog Prescribes 10cc of Updog!

Graeme Keeton | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

Everyone's heard of guide dogs, and while they do a brilliant job of directly assisting the blind or partially-sighted, the potential for all sorts of other, less specifically-trained dogs to help out those with a raft of complicated problems is still very much open to exploration.

Woman Accused Over War Veteran Murder Remanded In Custody

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

A woman accused of murdering a 92-year-old war veteran was remanded in custody today by a Crown Court judge. Charlotte Frazier-Doody, who was charg...

Scousewives or No lives?

Caitlin Hart | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Caitlin Hart

I find it sad that people can sit and watch 65 minutes of the show yet pay no attention to the real people doing something for our country. We have people actually doing good things in our country which yet have no recognition as being celebrities

Remembrance Day - The Silent Grief Which Fuels the Two Minute Silence

Robert Lee | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK
Robert Lee

The British way of remembrance is different to that of anywhere else. It is at once more high state ceremonial and yet more peculiar and intimate. There is nothing in the world to compare with the Festival of Remembrance, an event both regal and rococo which is extremely admirable and yet very odd. Held in the Royal Albert Hall with nearly the entire Royal Family in attendance, it is part church service, part military tattoo, and part entertainment.

Poppy Pride or Poppy Fascism?

Mike Ion | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK
Mike Ion

So I will be wearing my poppy this November. Out of some misguided sense of jingoistic pride? No. Out of respect and gratitude? Yes. Why? Because the act of remembrance and the wearing of a poppy is a very small price to pay.