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Boasting of Weaknesses
2 CORINTHIANS 11.21b-33

You can see the war memorial from the other side of the valley. It stands on the slope just below the main school buildings, a simple but elegant cloister of grey stone, containing the names of boys from the school who died in the great wars of the twentieth century. It is a sobering, serious monument.

But the place of greatest honour is the special monument to four former pupils. Each of them received the Victoria Cross: the highest military honour it’s possible to attain in the British forces. Some of them received it posthumously; that has often been the case with awards of the ‘VC’, since many who do the bravest things, who put their own lives at risk to win a victory, or to rescue others from danger, pay the ultimate penalty...

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