Friday, May 28, 2010

Week #19 Homecoming March

I went into the Royal Mile to watch the 3rd Battalions The Rifles, Homecoming March after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. This battalion is stationed at the barracks near to where we live. I was surprised to be quite overcome with emotion watching the March and hearing the applause of the the crowds who came out to welcome them home. I'm not sure why I had that response. This battalion has suffered a significant loss of life while on tour and they marched so proudly. It must have been so hard for them to experience the joy of coming home and being reunited with loved ones, and yet knowing that some of their comrades were never coming home. And some of them are so young... the same age as Jack

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