There are those of us who will always honour the men who were awarded the Burma Star for their service in a far-off land. They will never be forgotten…though perhaps it is wiser to remember privately.
The mention in the Citizen and a local magazine did catch my attention, but maybe it’s a forgotten war because the information on the service at the cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park was first given as Friday, Aug. 14, then noted that it would be on on Saturday, Aug. 15. I was there both times and was pleased to see two small commemorative wreaths. I was alone. If you gentlemen could not attend due to age and infirmity, I was there for you. My father earned that medal and it stays with my nephew in California for safe keeping.
I am now 70, I was born in India, as my mother managed to get out of Burma with the help of the American Volunteer airplanes. I visited Burma in 2005 when I turned 60. I think very little has changed. So sad, but not forgotten.