Earlier this year a seventeen year old lad was murdered in the town where I live. Immediately afterwards there was the usual mass out pourings of grief and facebook entries that seem to be the norm today. Anyway, I was in town today and happened to walk past the War Memorial. I hadn't stayed to look at the wreaths after yesterday mornings service as I had a commitment elsewhere, so I stopped to look today. Amongst all the wreaths from different organisations and units that you would expect, was a proper poppy wreath with a photo of this lad on and a card commemorating him. (I believe it was laid there by his family, so I'm probably going to hell) My question is, am I being over sensitive by saying that this wreath has no place on a War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday? THe death of any 17 year old, in whatever circumstances is a tragedy, but Remembrance Sunday is for the country to remember those who have fallen in battle. The lad concerned apparently had an unfulfilled ambition to join the army, but he hadn't done so, and therefore IMHO a commemoration of him doesn't belong next to the wreaths remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. If you want to have a national day to remember murder victims, then go for it, but Remembrance Sunday is there for a reason. So, what does everyone else think?