This was passed on to me and I thought it worth sharing. I wholeheartedly agree!
Thoughts to all those in sandy places, stay safe.
I just received a phone call from a member of the public named Mme T. She is a French national and sounded quite old. Mme T insisted that I transmit her best Christmas and New Year wishes and profound gratitude to the British people! Her thoughts go towards our troops in Afghanistan on this special Christmas day. They are doing an invaluable job for freedom and democracy as they did in 1945 to liberate France.