I think the OP says it all. People who died to defend this country's freedom should always be remembered. My husbands's grandad was blown to pieces in WW1 and his own dad spent a lot of time in a POW camp in Gremany in WW11 and was starved to the point of near death, it left him with a heart condition that eventually killed him.
Our children and our grandchildren know of their sacrifices and I have no doubt that their stories will be past down through generations to come.
Many others have and are still losing their lives still, in other countries. So I'm of the mind that no war and the people who fought in them should be allowed to slip into oblivion.