I was an OK boxer I wasn't great I was OK but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday Wednesday and Friday usually Saturday afternoons too with a whole bunch of mates and training very very hard for about two-and-half hours.
It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
Television is democracy at its ugliest.
While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held...