The Milly Awards
Well did anyone watch this last night ?
What an emotional and draining hour and half this was -- I cried nearly all through this
Our armed forces are so very brave - I felt very humble just to be watching this - thought Prince William and Harry were enjoying also

To ALL our forces serving abroad - A very happy Christmas and a safe New Year

Keep safe and come home to your loved ones VERY soon


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Yes it a very moving 90 mins, we have been lucky, our son has returned from Afganistan safe and sound (twice) i wih all our armed forces a very merry christmas and a safe return soon.


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T'was the night before christmas,

he lived all alone,

in a one bedroom house,

made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney,

with presents to give,

and to see just who,

in this home, did live.

I looked all about,

a strange sight i did see,

no tinsel, no presents,

not even a tree.

No stocking by mantle,

just boots filled with sand,

on the wall hung pictures,

of far distant lands.

With medals and badges,

awards of all kinds,

a sober thought,

came through my mind.

For this house was different,

it was dark and dreary,

i found the home of a soldier,

once i could see clearly.

The soldier lay sleeping,

silent, alone,

curled up on the floor,

in this one bedroom home.

The face was so gentle,

the room in disorder,

not how i pictured,

a countryman's soldier.

Was this the hero,

of whom i'd just read?

Curled up on a poncho,

the floor for a bed?

I realized the families,

that i saw this night,

owed their lives to these soldiers,

who were willing to fight.

Soon round the world,

the children would play,

and grownups would celebrate,

a bright christmas day.

They all enjoyed freedom,

each month of the year,

because of the soldiers,

like the one lying here.

I couldn't help wonder,

how many lay alone,

on a cold christmas eve,

in a land far from home.

The very thought brought,

a tear to my eye,

i dropped to my knees,

and started to cry.

The soldier awakened,

and i heard a rough voice,

"santa don't cry,

this life is my choice;

i fight for freedom,

i don't ask for more,

my life is my god,

my country, my corps."

the soldier rolled over,

and drifted to sleep,

i couldn't control it,

i continued to weep.

I kept watch for hours,

so silent and still,

and we both shivered,

from the cold night's chill.

I did not want to leave,

on that cold, dark, night,

this guardian of honor,

so willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over,

with a voice soft and pure,

whispered, "carry on santa,

it's christmas day, all is secure."

one look at my watch,

and i knew he was right.

"merry christmas my friend,

and to all, a good night."


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oh yes i cried buckets of pride - the Princes are right we have armed forces to be so proud of. I loved the taxi driver from Birmingham who told Prince Charles Jenson Button was a bit nippy in his driving.

Yes a very merry xmas to all our armed services across the world and safe journeys home.

Eve x
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What an amazing way to acknowledge these marvellous people. I am proud of the time my sister and I spent in the Naval reserves and doubly proud to say that we know Ed, the taxi driver, who is from the RNR unit in Birmingham where we served too.


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