74 days

The Falklands War, 1982
It's the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War. I can add very little to that, other than to say I don't forget. I watched the Task Force sail. A member of my family worked around the clock to prepare one of the ships. People I know came back from it. Stories the survivors and widows told me stay with me to this day, some of those stories uplifting and some of them heartbreaking. It lasted 74 days, but if we forget those short weeks, and those who died in them and were damaged irreparably by them, then we're fools.

Rest in peace.