Once in a while, you come across a news story that leaves you feeling humble. Today produced one such story.
Britain has just one living survivor of the trenches of the Great War, Harry Patch. Today, 109 year old Mr Patch returned to the site of the battle of Passchendaele, in which he fought and several of his comrades were killed.
Today, Harry Patch paid homage to the German victims of the battle, recognising that the 'poor bloody infantry' of both sides paid a terrible price. We should all feel honoured by Mr Patch's humanity.
I wrote about Flanders fields last year. It's extraordinary to think that events 90 years ago are at the same time a living memory and history.