Today I watched live on TV the D-Day memorial ceremony in France.
It was wonderful to see Prince Charles and the political leaders of Britain, US, Canada and France come together with the military folk who are still around from 1944.
They all showed great dignity and respect, coming together to remember those heroes who died on D Day 65 years ago today. I tell my children, and will tell my new grandchildren when they are old enough, to remember these famous words spoken on every Remembrance Day service in November:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.”
It is times like this that being British makes me feel blessed and proud remembering the sacrifices of so many millions of my Grandfather’s generation who died to keep me free.
The video above is President Obama's 15 minutes address at the ceremony which is extremely moving - it made me cry anyway. I hope you have time to watch it in full.