On Remembrance Sunday (8 November), James Quinn, IOSH President and Army Veteran, shared a message to remember the fallen from all armed forces around the world:
“Working as a Senior Health and Safety Manager in Construction in central London, I have had the opportunity to relive the memories of being based at Wellington Barracks, standing on number 2 post as a guardsman at Buckingham Palace, number 1 at St James’ Palace, marching on Horse Guards whilst trooping the colour on Her Majesty’s birthday parade and operational tours.
As a member of the armed forces, I served my country; now as the President of IOSH, I serve our global membership. My service to those has changed, the armed forces has prepared me well for this, ensuring my core values are embedded into the service of others.
This is why, whatever I do in my life, I will always be humble at this and many other times in the year.
Whilst stopping here at the Cenotaph on my way to work this morning I was thinking about those that served us all and made the ultimate sacrifice and how they gave us hope – all that I have done and am doing now pales a little into insignificance.
As a global body, we remember the fallen from all armed forces around the world.
For your tomorrow they gave their today. We will remember them.”
James also shared a video message which can viewed on the IOSH LinkedIn page.