Re: Sky news interview
The author suggests this be included in war remembrance.
From the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams’s sermon on Wed 11th Nov 2009 at Westminster Abbey, at the Service to mark the Passing of the World War One Generation) in all remembrance services:
“In our solemn remembrance to those who have died, may we learn the lessons they learned, and God save us from learning them in the way they had to.”
Whilst we all – worldwide – need war remembrance, we really need to acknowledge and rethink how we practice such thoughts. Former BBC reporter Ted Harrison’s book, Remembrance Today, is well worth reading in this regard, including his suggestion of excluding UK national politicians from their wreath-laying places at the Cenotaph.
Only then can we start to really reflect on war, what happens in war and what war does to people.
“We have to remember that history might not repeat itself but it has a rhythm and if you look back at the last century, before both world wars, I think it was unarguable that there was escalation which led to the miscalculation which ultimately led to war at a scale we would hopefully never see again." General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff.