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11/11/2012

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Beautiful poppy... lovely choice of photo.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Very appropriate Grandmage. Thank you :o)

11 Nov, 2012

 

Gorgeous Poppy Grandmage and yes I shall remember the soilders that have fort for us all, also the ones that are still fighting for us, which it helps towards their injuries.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Such a special day folks thank you 6d, Hywel & TT , brought even close to me by the research into my family tree. :)

11 Nov, 2012

 

Thankyou G`mage, its a nice touch for a special day.....

11 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you Lincs, a very special day indeed.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you for this posting. I watched the thousands who lived and who had come to pay their respects to their fallen comrades. Many will need the help offered for many years to come and it was very humbling to hear them speak of their struggles to live with their new situations. "Lest we forget".

11 Nov, 2012

 

Ahh Scot. it sure brings a lump to the throat doesnt it? i watched the ceremony on TV this morning and some of the stories make you cry.

11 Nov, 2012

 

It's so nice that we have a day like this to remember all the brave and courageous soldiers who fought in the past, in the present and who will continue to do so in the future for their country and for us. I salute them.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Yes Lijemc, a wonderful day for us all to reflect.

11 Nov, 2012

 

I was out shopping at 11am and the whole store went silent

11 Nov, 2012

 

A poignant reminder for us all.

Feelings of pride and sorrow and reflection expressed by so many today.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Well done GM. X

David and I sat in the garden..totally quiet.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Thank-you

11 Nov, 2012

 

We met up with M, the brother of an old school friend of our daughters at the local Memorial service this morning. Whilst on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2008 his vehicle ran over an IED (improvised explosive device) and he was trapped under the vehicle for 3 hours, having suffered a composite fracture of his left ankle. He was flown back to the UK and, over the next two and a half years had 14 operations to repair the damage to his foot, but nothing worked. A surgeon said another 2 years of ops. may be needed, with no guarantee of success so he made the decision to have the foot amputated. Since the op., his recovery has been wonderful to the point that he wishes to go on a course to become a Paramedic. His positive attitude and great personality are a credit to him.
He was a Torchbearer in the Paralympic Games last August and I just feel he is one of so many of our troops who have overcome their injuries. Bless them all.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks Grandmage .
We've been to our little senotaphe this afternoon , the great and the good , and all in-between turned up to give thanks for the spent lives of all those brave people .
Then a march to the church .
For the first time in years it was in beautiful sunshine .
The lovely children in the cubs , brownies , and all the cadet forces were there in large numbers and were very reassuring that all is well with our youth .

11 Nov, 2012

 

A time of great reflection. We remember our Fallen on this side of the world on ANZAC Day, earlier in the year. So sad to think of all those who have been lost in the past ...are being lost in the present ....& will be lost in the future.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks Grandmage..I think most of us shared our thoughts today...and much longer than two minutes..a lifetime to reflect for those who lost their loved ones,and for the injured ...

11 Nov, 2012

 

It has been lovely reading all your stories, thanks
you everyone, I am sure we all have our own personal thoughts when that clock strikes eleven, long may it continue and that we never forget and that we pass that on to the next generation.

11 Nov, 2012

 

Lovely GM and lovely poppy

11 Nov, 2012

 

I went to the local cemetery this morning where three men from WWI are buried. One has an official grave, one has a family grave, but the third one has an unmarked grave.
I spent a few moments with each one.

11 Nov, 2012

 

On Saturday evening I had supper in the Punch and Judy, Covent Garden with an elderly gent. who served with the Royal Artillery in WW2. He was going to be part of the parade yesterday, I do hope he 'enjoyed' it if that's not a silly word to use. It was an honour to meet Archie and so sad that there are less like him as the years go on. Thanks for the lovely poppy photo GG! :)

12 Nov, 2012

 

Andrew that was a very nice gesture, I think the government are trying to do something about these graves , ie. taking the names and putting them in one place or salvaging old graves and re-placing them into one place=a good idea I think.
Karen, that was nice for you and yes bless him, not many of them left now. Glad you liked my poppy.

12 Nov, 2012

 

A beautiful poppy for a very sad day. My husbands father was killed in Sicily 2nd WW. We've been to visit his grave, very, very emotional for us. He never knew him, he was killed in July as Greg was born in Feb.We've had a cross, with a message on for the last 3yrs, thats on show in London,field of poppys, open to the public, we've been and seen them on show, again very very emotional. God Bless them All.
Can't show you the photos of the graves, taken pre digital camera days. Will try to take a digi photo of them from the original. Thank you Grandmage

12 Nov, 2012

 

What a lovely thing to do, Grandmage and a lovely poppy!

12 Nov, 2012

 

A kind and honest thought......

12 Nov, 2012

 

Gralew, I think we are all of a certain age to have had some family involved in WW2. I lost an uncle who was captured in Japan, he sadly died whilst building the Burma railway, so many of our lads died over there and that is where they are buried, so far from home. I love the idea of the 'field of poppies' up in London, we also send a cross too but have never been there to see them.As I have been doing my family tree I try to take photos of our family graves, it helps to have that memory and then our children will know where their decendants are buried.
Thanks Rose & Dd. its close to all our hearts, didnt want to let the day go by.....

12 Nov, 2012

 

Whata dream The red is the best colour for poppies don't you think.

13 Nov, 2012

 

It is beautiful Sunne, thank you.

13 Nov, 2012

 

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