Thursday, 25 May 2017

Pride


My sister was invited to a service at St Paul's yesterday.
It was in recognition of her being awarded the British Empire Medal for services to her community and she was able to wear her medal with a well justified pride alongside many other normal people , all of whom have gone that extra mile to make things better for someone else.
Royal acknowledgement means something very special and although it's undoubtedly privileged, the whole Royal factory system is geared solely for service and duty to it's people
So it clearly knows service and duty in others!


35 comments:

  1. So many good and selfless people who have quietly and diligently served others year on year have slipped through the honours net while rich nobodies and Tory donors have been handsomely honoured. Thankfully, your sister is not one of those.

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  2. we need more selfless people like your sister in the world, instead of more donald dumps.

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  3. Lovely to see, I hope your sister had a wonderful day. We need to honour more selfless people like her. You must be a very proud brother, your parents got something right with you two.

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  4. Congratulations to your sister. As a volunteer myself, I know how rewarding it is to know your work is appreciated, even though we all do it because we love it.

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  5. Well done, that's an amazing, n well deserved honour x

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  6. Fabulous ! I am glad she and others are being recognized for their hard work and selflessness. As many people as possible should be at least thanked for all the good they do ..

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  7. Wonderful . . .
    Congratulations to your sister for her countless selflessness . . .
    Happy she is being recognized . . .
    Right and good to feel proud of her John.
    Hugs to her . . . and to you . . .

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  8. I'm proud of people like her. Well done.
    Greetings Maria x

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  9. Wonderful! Well deserved recognition.

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  10. What a wonderful person she must be!

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  11. Congrats to your sister, and bravo!

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  12. Wonderful to be recognized and appreciated....

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  13. You look like her.

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  14. An honour that's so well deserved, unlike some. A rose among the weeds.

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  15. Congrats to your sister.

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  16. Congratulations to your sister, you must all be so proud of her.

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  17. awwww, Love the photo and that she was wearing her BEM.
    To be recognized for all her hard work, you all must be so proud of her. But your family and friends know how special she is.
    cheers, parsnip

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  18. How lovely!!
    MissFifi

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  19. Congratulations to her...what an honour

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  20. Glad she did all that work. Good for her.

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  21. Well done to your sister and to the others who do such good work for so little reward. You must be so proud of her - and knowing you John you will have let her know this.

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  22. Good to know what you're doing is recognised and appreciated. But have I missed something? What was it that was duly recognised?

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    1. Sge runs the town flower show and fete in Prestatyn which brings in huge numbers of visitors into the town

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  23. Congratulations to your sister. What an honor. You should be proud. Seems that "kindness towards others" runs in your family.

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  24. Love your pride in your sister. And hooray for public acknowledgement.

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  25. Brilliant!
    Arilx

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  26. Kindness and empathy seems to run in your family. Congratulations to your sister for getting this honor.

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  27. Congratulations to your lovely sister x

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  28. Way to go Johns lovely sister. Well done.

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  29. Nice for her efforts to be acknowledged & appreciated and all the othet folk too. Good to see John..thanks for sharing

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  30. I'd be so proud to have a sister like yours.

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  32. Whoops sorry John, I'd missed this post. I hope your sister had a wonderful time and how fantastic her achievements have been recognised and rewarded. xx

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  33. She looks like a sweet and gentle kind of woman. But I guess she can be both stubborn and firm, caring for those in need and giving voice to the weeker neighbour , takes both courage and strenght. Fancy they have a medal for that! I wonder if we do. You can get a royal medallion if you are good at milking cows or have sung in the churchchoir for 50 years. The communities however have in many towns created their own gratitude for the every day unselfish heroe. I'm sure she deserved this! You are a darling John, always letting us know of the wonderful people around you!!!

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