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Showing what a hero is made of
10:24am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Opinion
MANY British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan were small children when the events of September 11, 2001, changed our world forever.
That fact is a sobering reminder of how long we have lived with the conflict there.
Today, the Daily Echo reports on some of those service people whose lives were changed by that campaign.
A team of veterans, including several locals, tell how they formed the True Heroes motorcycle racing team, consisting of both able-bodied and injured ex-servicemen.
Meanwhile, the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir prepares to welcome Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, who lost his legs in Afghanistan and who represents the Pilgrim Bandits charity.
Whatever your views on the Afghanistan conflict, everyone should be united in admiration and gratitude for our forces. And veterans like these continue to show us what British service people are made of.