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UK Prime Minister "In Awe" Of Wartime Heroes

Prime Minister "in awe" of wartime heroes

The Prime Minister has written of his admiration for the "courage and sacrifice of millions" in serving their country.

In an article for the Telegraph newspaper, the PM paid tribute to servicemen and women who have shown "devotion to duty" throughout numerous conflicts, including David Hicks, of the Royal Anglian regiment, who died in Afghanistan in August. Mr Hicks's dedication echoed a "great tradition" long embodied in Britain's Armed Forces, he said.

The PM said:

"We must continue to recognise what we owe to those who have been killed or wounded, and to their families. It is important that we make it easier for young people to be aware of the role of the courage, comradeship, service and sacrifice that have safeguarded our freedoms down the ages."

The Prime Minister will attend the traditional Remembrance Day commemorations at the Cenotaph in London tomorrow. The day, symbolised by the red poppy, was established after the armistice of World War I, declared at 11am on 11 November 1918.


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