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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
On this day when we remember the best and the bravest, I give thanks that I live in a nation where, as a woman, I can walk the streets freely, enjoy a reasonable education and have any opportunity that I am prepared to work for.

There is a lot of political unhappiness here in the UK and around the world generally right now, but I also give thanks that I live in a country where I can openly criticise my Government without censure.

And as a general election looms here in the next few weeks, I give thanks that I live in a country where I can vote in a democratic process.

I get to enjoy those rights because generations of exceptional men and women before me gave everything to protect me, my way of life, and this damp little island I live on.

Yesterday, a beautiful Autumn sun shone on Lightwater's war memorial as I, and hundreds of others, remembered those exceptional people.

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