8:35am Friday 11th November 2011
By Telegraph & Argus
Today’s Telegraph & Argus front page focuses on two people generations apart but united in remembrance.
On the day the nation unites in tribute to our fallen servicemen and women for Armistice Day, 17-year-old Rosemary Clarke and centenarian Albert Joyner joined together to remind us why those who laid down their lives for their country should never be forgotten.
Albert will be, at the age of 100, one of those standing on parade and laying a wreath at Keighley for the Remembrance Service on Sunday.
A veteran of the Royal Marines during the Second World War, Albert lost friends and comrades to combat, and is all too aware of the importance of never forgetting those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Sea Cadet Rosie, who plans to join the navy, will also join the parade, wearing her grandfather’s medals.
She is bearing the standard of a new generation who will remember the heroes of previous ones.
As long as youngsters like her continue to spread the word, the significance of Armistice Day and the wearing of the poppy will never be forgotten.
And as we join the silent remembrance today and on Sunday, we should all reflect on the many who have fallen over the decades, too many of whom were barely older than Rosie.
We must hope that the example set by Rosie is followed by others in her generation and by future generations of teenagers to ensure that the nation continues to honour our fallen servicemen and women.
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