So the medieval legend of Saint George slaying a dragon might seem a bit far-fetched today, but it’s the principles of honour, bravery and gallantry identified by our patron saint that we should be celebrating. Today is a day to be proud of our English heritage and there are lots of things that put ‘great’ into Great Britain. Our rich military history is one of them and without the contribution of our brave troops and war heroes Britain would be a very different place.
Soldiers risk their lives for us, and we should all spare a thought for all the courageous people who have served and are serving for Britain. St George’s Day should be about celebrating the great British spirit, which is reflected through our very colourful military history.
Have you ever researched the military history of your family? If you want to find out more about your military heritage then take a look at the Forces War Records site - perhaps there is a war hero in your family just waiting to be discovered.
What do you think makes Britain great? How are you celebrating St George's Day? Do you have any interesting stories involving great characters of war? Leave your comments below and let us know.