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On 11 November, we remember. We give special thought to those who gave their tomorrow for our today.

At 11, on 11.11.2014, I stood with friends and strangers in Rhodes War Cemetery in bright sunshine, bowed my head and said a silent thank you. Afterwards, I walked and read and wondered what lives, hopes, dreams the gravestones marked. Something caught my attention – that extra something, giving a glimpse beyond the stone to the man. There, on the stone, it’s Valentine’s Day 1941, and there’s a photograph of five smiling young men, with their names and ranks. They served together, they died together. We remember together.

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