To all those who ask "What's it like in the forces?"
I left home before I was legally allowed to drive, I left my friends and family behind. I was greeted by a screaming Platoon Sergeant.
I wrote my own will before I was legally allowed to drink.
I learnt how to run, march, shoot, take another man's life, save another man's life and run some more!
I stood in the cookhouse at meal times eating food as fast as it was put on my plate because we had very little time to eat.
Too tired even to think how bad the food was. I kept going, every day waking at 0500 hrs for the hard day ahead. I did PT everyday and ached in places I never knew I had.
I have made friends like you wouldn't believe.
We fight! We fight not only for our friends and family but for our buddies next to us!
So if you want to burn this nations great flag, try putting yourselves in our shoes. Try defending it before you disgrace the men and women who defend not only the flag but you and everyone else in this country.
I am proud to wear the uniform of this great country and if given the chance I know that along with thousands of others stand tall and shoulder to shoulder to defend this great country.
And on the 11th of November I will pay homage to those that gave their yesterday, so that we could have our today, God bless, Brothers and Sisters In Arms...????