Friday, April 24, 2009

British Army Celebrates St. George's Day in Afghanistan

I'm posting this a day late, but the UK DOD just served up this great story about how one regiment of the British Army (2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers) honoured the 40th anniversary of the amalgamation of the Regiment's four regional Fusilier antecedent regiments on St. George's Day, 1968, by wearing red and white roses beside their cap badges.

See the complete story here.

In honour of St. George's Day, here's the Anglican collect from For All The Saints:

Almighty God,
who called your holy martyr George
to bear before the rulers of this world
the banner of the cross,
grant that we may be strong
in every battle aganst sin,
and attain to the crown of eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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