Reflecting on the service of our Armed Forces over the years has another powerful effect.
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By recalling their fortitude, we come to a greater appreciation of what service itself means. We appreciate that those soldiers, sailors and airmen were not just fighting for their country, they were fighting for our freedom and our future.
It is service that connects all our Armed Forces past, present and future. So today, as we come together as a nation, either standing at the Cenotaph or conducting acts of remembrance, let there be pride for the service, as well as sorrow for the sacrifice. We will remember the fallen not just with sadness, but also with eternal respect and gratitude, in the knowledge that we are living the future they fought for.
Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Friday 21 September In Britain at War. Donald Emmett Casey Sr. Casey was born to Virginia Smith Casey and J.
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He went on to attend Purdue University though he never completed a degree there. He had to wait until he turned eighteen before enlisting, but went on to sign up for the Army Air Forces' Aviation Cadet program while he was still a student at Purdue. In February , he was called for active duty and completed aerial navigation school by that October and was given the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Assigned to the crew of a B Flying Fortress , Casey and his fellows flew their new airplane from Nebraska to England to join the war effort. All nine of the crew members survived by bailing out and using their parachutes but four were later killed in Hamburg by civilians.
They were then loaded into freight cars that carried them the rest of the way to Moosburg. When I warned [the French Government] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet: To the Canadian Parliament, 30 December This is not the end.
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