Jelly-Bellied Flag Flapping?
The National Veterans Day - designed to complement commemorations of the war dead - is expected to be held on June 27 each year.
Mr Brown will announce a series of measures aimed at ensuring the contribution of the armed forces to national life is "never forgotten" in a speech.
Mr Brown will say: "I have suggested that we also value the ideals of Britishness and its symbols and institution.
"And, in particular, I suggest today we recognise and show we value the contribution of our police, emergency and security services, our military and our armed forces and the contribution of all those who fought in the Great Wars of the last century."
"The National Veterans Day in June is designed to thank today's generation of ex-servicemen and women for their service to our country, and I propose ceremonies in every constituency of the country to mark National Veterans Day - where we present veterans with veterans medals at local ceremonies."
A genuine recognition of the immense debt we owe our veterans or a cynical stunt by the Jelly-Bellied Flag Flapper?
As I seem to have missed Gordos generous treatment of veterans and their families in his treasury role, his previous speeches extolling their virtues, his morale raising tours of our bases in Iraq, his grieving appearances at military funerals, and his compassionate visits to the returned wounded mark me down as a cynic. And disgusted at this use of people who deserve better.