“Lee was lovely. He would do anything for anybody, he always looked after his sisters and always protected them. His family meant everything to him. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, and uncle and a friend to many. He took a 'big brother’ role with everyone. All he wanted to do from when he was a little boy, was be in the Army.”
Well, that the horrific stabbing murder of a British soldier wearing a Help for Heroes t-shirt in broad daylight by Islamist asshats in SE London at least settles the question of what I run in today, and every day for the rest of the month.
I was defiant coming and going! Did my normal full circuit of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park plus threw in bonus victory lap of the Round Pond, then straight down Broad Walk and out, just to keep the flag flying a little longer. And I definitely got one or two approving nods and solemn smiles.
Today's soundtrack is brought to you by Children 18:3 and goes out to all serving and retired members of the British armed forces. (This just happened to play on my run, and seemed perfect I replayed it four times.)
You're the best
There is no one else
Our applause is not enough"
The killers were pretty tough when they drove onto the pavement and ran down a lone unsuspecting victim. A bit less so when it turned out they'd brought knives to a gunfight. Those SCO19 specialist firearms officers are no joke. I also slightly hate to say it, but I'm a little tickled that one or both of the blood-soaked barbarians got taken down by a female officer. Don't mess with the West our women are empowered, and will kick your ass.
Finally, there was Cameron, spot on with his comments, and without hesitation.