When will politicians ever learn. Saturday was the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy. Much of the news coverage on this day was devoted to the political manoeuvrings of politicians who seemed more interested in soundbites and photocalls, when it should have been single-mindedly about the men, who on that day changed the course of history. It was a day to honour the fallen of our countries and to thank the remaining few who wear their medals in tribute to the comrades who never lived to receive theirs. It was a day to shed a tear for those courageous young men of the USA, Britain and Canada. There has been much news coverage of the event over the past two days – too much of it about the politicians - but for me, there is one picture that is worth a thousand words and says it all: We cannot repay the debt we owe to the fallen and these last remaining heroes now in their eighties, but if you should ever come across one of these ageing heroes, please, shake him by the hand – hug him even – and thank him for what he did for us. For men like this, the longest day has never ended. Bless ‘em all.