An honour and a huge privilege
THANKS What do you say to a man who put his life on the line so that we could enjoy the freedom we do today?
Thank you. A simple thank you was all I could muster when I met 95-year-old Normandy veteran Victor MacKenzie. I was honoured to be asked to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace organised by the Not Forgotten Association, a charity which provides treats – holidays, days out, events – for injured service personnel.
It was a very special day. I talked to veterans about their experiences and was fascinated by their stories of what they saw and encountered in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Falklands and Sierra Leone, where some were deployed to deal with the Ebola crisis.
It’s a very humbling experience talking to someone who has served Queen and country.
Victor’s role in the war was to transport ammunitions and supplies to the front line. Victor, I salute you, because if it weren’t for people like you fighting fascism, my family would never have been able to move to Britain and I would not have been able to lead the life
I will never forget. THUMBS UP Amara and Zac with dentist