We WILL remember them. Greater love has no man than this...
The more I study history the more I realise what a trauma that war created and how it still resonates down through the generations. Sadly my family did not want to preserve their history, but I do know one grandfather was a sailor that got supplies through and the other an ambulance driver, they were both British. I now live in Australia and sometimes feel separated from my history especially at times like this but I do try and honour their memory although I never got to meet them.
I am lucky. I am young enough that only one of my grandfathers fought in WW1 (he was over a decade older than my other grandparents who were very small children in 1914) and although deafened by a shell blast he did come home (after they had worked out who he was ... the same blast caused a concussion that led to long term amnesia). He was in the Royal Horse Artillery and responsible for gun horses and he is mentioned in despatches over on my blog today. How wonderful that you have this record of the sacrifices made by your family members.
'They grow not old' ! x
My great grandfather was a horse driver, I was two when he died, so I didn't know him, but what I do know is he came back a broken man.Julie xxxxxxxx
We will never forget. xx
Lovely post. We turned our lights out yesterday and both myself and our eldest daughter wrote letters to the Unknown Soldier. X
Commemorating with you. With the deepest respect for those who fought for their Country and for the freedom of great parts of Europe.Madelief x
No words,just heartfelt thanks to the millions.xxx
Very moving post.
A time to reflect x