Though still within living memory we can all sympathise with the D-Day veterans, we are not able to do the same with the soldiers who fought Waterloo. They were still very brave men but time has eroded any sympathetic thoughts we might have for them today.
Though no large cemetery's exist for the thousands of men who were killed at Waterloo we were reminded in 2012 when a soldier was found complete with his equipment, that they are still there and that for the French in particular, the entire battlefield is still one large mass grave as the dead were simply pushed into excavated pits days later.
We do hope that the commemorations are properly done in June and that an element of education is directed at those that know little of the Battle of Waterloo. Time may heal the wounds but those wounds bleed the same blood that all soldiers bleed.