Armistice Day today. Remembrance Sunday this weekend.
"In May, David Beckham, the
"In May, David Beckham, theformer England football captain visited Helmand Province in Afghanistan where around 9,500 British troops are based. He joined the troops for breakfast, took part in a question and answer session and then visited the camp’s hospital. His visit raised morale and meant a lot to everyone out there. One of the soldiers he met was Private Ryan Hewitt, 18. A few weeks later, Ryan Hewitt lost both his legs, a finger and suffered other horrific injuries when he stepped on a bomb whilst on patrol. His legs had to be amputated on the battlefield and he was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The latest news is that Ryan has impressed doctors with his rapid progress. David Beckham sent a get-well message to Ryan who described it as ‘an incredible boost’."