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Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Liberation Day - 25 Years Later

Prince Edward joined veterans of the Falklands War as he laid a wreath in Fitzroy to pay tribute to 55 servicemen, mostly Welsh Guards who were killed by Argentine jets attacking the Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram.

Refreshingly, Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram who is now in the Falklands left the Argentinians in no doubt that despite being entangled in Iraq and Afghanistan, the UK remains committed to defending the Falkland Islands and have the power to do so.

Yesterday Baroness Thatcher issued a rallying call to Falkland Islanders and UK forces, By declaring that "Fortune does, in the end, favour the brave."

2 comments:

Neil Welton said...

'The Land Of My Fathers'

The land of my fathers is dear unto me.
The land of the poets, the land of the free.
Her patriots and heroes, Her warriors so brave.
For freedom their life's blood they gave.

Wales! Wales!
Pledged am I to Wales.
Whilst seas surround
This land so proud
Oh, long may our old tongue remain.

Old land of the mountains, paradise of the poets.
Every valley, every cliff a beauty guards.
Through love of my country, enchanting voices will be
Her streams and rivers to me.

Wales! Wales!
Pledged am I to Wales.
Whilst seas surround
This land so proud
Oh, long may our old tongue remain.

You can listen to the music here:
http://home.eunet.no/~aharries/landof.htm

Music: James James
Words: Evan James
Written: Pontypridd, south Wales in January 1856

Scott said...

Well precisely.