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Honouring our servicemen and women
26/03/2009 22:06:00

I’ve just returned from a family holiday to Orlando (if you can call being dragged round various themeparks by a six year-old and a three year-old a holiday - if I never hear the theme tune to It’s A Small World again it will be too soon).

One thing that really struck me while I was there was the completely different attitude Americans have to their armed services (and indeed to ours). One example - we went to see the Shamu show at Sea World and before the show began the presenter asked anyone in the audience who was a current or former member of the US or British armed forces to stand up and then invited the audience to applaud them. Can you imagine that ever happening here?

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