I wear my poppy because…

..at 11am GMT today I will observe the 2- minute silence to mark Armastice Day 2016 and remember those who died for the freedom we enjoy today. 


I will remember my Dad Charles Henry Morpeth who, having served in the army, survived World War 2 physically but spent the rest of his life struggling with mental health problems. 


I will remember colleagues who perished on my 27th birthday (4 May 1982) when HMS Sheffield was sunk during the Falklands conflict and give thoughts to their families.

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I will give thanks for (after serving ten years as a regular in the Royal Navy) coming safely home and not becoming someone remembered on Poppy Day.

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And I will give thanks to today’s Armed Forces for the wonderful work they do in ensuring all of our freedoms today.

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