Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

How to thank |the Army

The current campaign to welcome home all those servicemen and women who have served in far off fields is extremely laudable.

It is a campaign I would enthusiastically support; a military parade through Belfast’s main thoroughfares would be a welcome sight. Such an event is a tangible way of saying thank you, but will soon be over with only recollections remaining.

In addition to a parade, a long-lasting method of showing our gratitude would be to do something substantial for those who suffer injury as a result of their active service.

Providing a state-of-the-art quality aftercare service for military personnel who are wounded, physically or mentally, would show genuine gratitude and would be valued long after the march past memories fade.

Practical financial support for this type of facility would show we appreciate Northern Ireland’s service personnel.

Adam D Newton

Belfast

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