It is not right that soldiers are trained to fight in war and then completely forgotten and abandoned when they leave the armed services.
Government and MOD continue to flatly deny that there is a real problem with veterans in society – it is shameful and a discredit to the dignity and honour of those men and women who fought so bravely for us at the risk of their own lives and limbs.
The script of the toast is:
VETERANS TOAST© by AVRIL YOUNG
My name is XXXX XXXXXXX and I am raising this TOAST in memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of the country and to those who still fight the daily battle due to their service.
THIS GLASS I RAISE BEFORE ME
IS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
FOR EVERY BROTHER AND SISTER
A RECOGNITION IS DESERVED
SO, I DRINK THIS IN THEIR HONOUR
AND FOR BATTLES THEY STILL FIND
THAT REPLAY THROUGH THEIR MEMORY
IN A HIDDEN, TORTURED MIND
HERE’S TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU
FROM EVERY LAND AND COAST
I SALUTE YOU ALL MY BROTHERS-IN-ARMS
AND RAISE THIS VETERANS TOAST
I donate the cost of this drink to Veterans In Action to enable them to help more veterans who suffer and I would like to nominate XXXXX XXXXXXX, XXXXXXX XXXXX and XXXXXXX XXXXXX to carry out the TOAST
Veterans In Action, The Old Grain Store, Redenham Park,, Andover, Hampshire SP11 9AQ.
T: 07889 400830 W: http://www.veteransinaction.org.uk E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity No: 1128026
Please visit this link at Veterans In Action and make a toast this Christmas for our Armed Forces personnel.
Or visit the VIA website to learn more about the work we do to help our vets.