Lest we Forget – Michelle Partington for neverblendin 

Michelle Partington is the founder of Behind the Mask Mental Health Foundation: http://www.behindthemaskfoundation.com/

She is an RAF veteran who is fighting to end mental health stigma, particularly in relation to PTSD, because not all wounds are visible and there are different battles to be fought that no one can see.

So on this day of Remembrance, please spare a thought for those who gave all, but also spare a thought for those loved ones who also lost a piece of their hearts the day their loved ones passed. Today let’s also remember those who continue carrying the burden of war both physically & mentally. 

Today we remember; today I remember. I will remember all those hands I held as their last breath escaped them, those we couldn’t save and those we did save who’s lives have changed forever. For all those who took their own life because carrying the burden of war was just too much. I will remember you with an ache in my belly but warmth in my heart.

I will be very proud to be marching at The Cenotaph in London on Sunday.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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