When I left my flat my neighbour John Jeffries was in his electric scooter, jacket laden with medals and was heading off, as he said, to lead the parade. He's 95 and one of the last veteran's of the D-Day landings.
Refugees do not have the right to demand but should accept the blessings bestowed upon them gracefully by nations extending the hand of friendship.
My 8 year old was asking what it was all about. I told her remember her two grandad's (she never met them) and her step grandad as they were all forces vets. That was enough and she observed the silence as we all did.