''The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war,no matter how justified,shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation'' --George Washington--
Friday, 1 April 2016
Tributes are paid at funeral of Albert Joyner, 102, Britain's oldest former Royal Marine
A final emotional farewell has been paid to the country’s oldest surviving former Royal Marine.
The village church where he worshipped was packed today for the funeral service of Albert Joyner.
Appropriately, among the medals on the ensign-draped coffin was a wreath of poppies.
Mr Joyner, who died earlier this month aged 102, had raised thousands of pounds collecting in Keighley for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
His Legion colleagues, former and serving marines and young cadets were present atRiddlesden United Reformed Church to give their comrade a fitting send-off. A guard of honour was formed at the church. Read more Here R.I.P.