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                             For the Heroes



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Lovely tribute, Jacque.

9 Nov, 2008

 

Nice ...

9 Nov, 2008

 

Thank You David/Janette X

9 Nov, 2008

 

Well done Jacque.
Poppies are important ~
and all that they represent. xxx

9 Nov, 2008

 

Nice sentiment Jacque - find it uplifting that they teach this in history lessons at school now and youngsters appear to be recognising the sacrifice previous generations made for our futures.

9 Nov, 2008

 

Thanx Bonkers I Have Told/Taught My 2 Teenage Children The Respect for All The Lost Souls Of Past & Present Wars

9 Nov, 2008

 

Never taught about First World War in my day at school suppose considered too recent ( how old does that make me feel) . Think this the most harrowing as soldiers truly slaughtered for no reason no concept of shell shock thought to be cowardice then faced firing squads .

Think todays youngsters truly shocked by the thought of being sent into this nightmare and if you ever been to France and Belgium and seen the size of these cemetries and the amount of them , cant help but be moved.

9 Nov, 2008

 

Very nice tribute Jacque,,,Bonkersbon,we were never taught at school about either of the two wars so only learnt about them to begin with from my parents and then through watching the documentories on the TV when I was a teenager.Your words are quiet true and there are still more remains being found even to this day.I often see adverts on the TV where the army is trying to get more recruits for todays wars that are going on...

10 Nov, 2008

 

Been 2 France& Belgium lots Bonkers & its Heart Breaking :( Iv left flowers @ many Cemetrys& read lots of the Books That are available @the Gates ,Have u read any of the Books Bonkers? All those names :( Also in Norfolk there are loads of War Planes Buried in the land & the cost is 2 much 2 raise them so the Planes&Pilots have been left there :( Some have been recoverd by farmers & theyv been given a Deserved Funeral ,I remember a German Plane&Pilot being Found& they brought the Mans Family over here 2 collect some belongs theyd found in Cockpit :)

10 Nov, 2008

 

Aye Jacque some memorials here for First war dated 1914 - 1919 ( not 1918 ) as many served in such remote areas it took many months for those that survived to return home.The ages are so sad many no more than teenagers cant really find words to describe such carnage but do feel that peoples awareness is increasing .

Jane works in a local school and some of the pupils had been to visit the battlefields in France and Belgium and wrote some really moving accounts and poems related to their trip.This fills me with hope as the more future generations acknowledge and understand perhaps the less likely it will become to repeat these events.

Its often said by those who have experienced personal tragedy I hope lessons are learned and no-one else has to go through this trauma.
They fought for peace and it would be the best tribute to think one day this could be acheived throughout the world.

10 Nov, 2008

 

So Perfect Jacque and my husband saw someone also wearing a nice white poppy for peace and red for war .

It just breaks your heart.

I have not seen the white poppy .

My FIL will be 90 on Armistis day

10 Nov, 2008

 

Wow how Wonderful Plez send my Love & Wishes Scotkat &tell him hes thought of in more than any amount of words can say :) My Dad didnt fight in the War do 2 him&Grandad being Farmers & working the Land in the Fens ,Iv a Medal i found when Sorting My Fathers Belongings due 2 his death 15yrs ago & it has a Date of 1914 along with a Beautiful Angle &its a Gold Colour with a Coloured Ribbon ? Do u know what it may Be Sotkat?

10 Nov, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Thats just beautiful Jacque ,I was shocked at the size of the cementries in france , it brought tears to my eyes to see how well every single one was so carefully maintained even in a tiny corner of a field miles from anywhere .

10 Nov, 2008

 

Our Bestest Wishes to your Dad-in-Law today, Scotkat!

I've seen those cemeteries, I've done the family history and found press reports naming family members from the time (WW1 is not at all far removed from that depicted by TV dramas, movies, etc., especially when you can read about it in the language of the time). My Great grandfather's brother's family ended on October 18th 1918 (just 3 week's short of the Armistice). He was found, dying in a Flanders ditch, by a member of the Australian Ambulance Corps and, true to tradition, managed to scrawl a note to his Mum and Dad, before he died. This note was sent home, and reproduced in a local newspaper of that time, and so I found it!

My summer visit to the Imperial War Museum, London, with its "experiences" of the WW1 trenches, and the WW2 air raid shelters, brought much of it to life. I have also seen many Jewish wartime cemeteries in Europe, but the Holocaust exhbition there proved too much! I, who consider myself "immune" to anything, had to ask to be let out of a fire exit before the end!

I can vividly remember where, when, what, I was doing when JFK was assassinated, I can remember full well what I was doing when Princess Diana was declared dead, but, more importantly, I can remember 9/11, for it was the day when our baby son, James (now 8) gave his first audible laugh at my silly (but normal) facial expression. I was just strapping him into his baby car seat,and joking with him, when the whole news, with the collapse of the Towers unfolded.

Not much later that day, I went to work, and found a surgeon frantically on his moblile to his son, who was in the World Trade Center at the time of the attack. Thankfully, his son got out, but one of my personal favourite surgeons suffered a stroke and will never return to prsctice.

I think that 11/11, 9/11 is not just for history, it is for today (but, I fear , we may never learn from it!!)

11 Nov, 2008

 

Thankyou David and Jaque sorry dont know the ribbon .,thankyou both for your wishes father in law does have amedal but we are not sure what it was for see if can find out today I am just heading up to see him,.

11 Nov, 2008

 

Thankyou for this Jaque. My family just got back from our community's Rememberance Day service. My dad is also a WWII veteran and am thankful that he is still here as so many are passing on. I went back to Holland with him in 2005 during the 60th Anniversary celebration and it was such an emotional and meanful experience for both of us. I can still see the Dutch children lined up for miles on the parade route, standing in a cold rain for hours , just to touch the hand of a veteran and say thankyou.

11 Nov, 2008

 

What a Touching Story God Bless You All Nancym XXXXX I want Your Father 2know He&All The War Heroes were in My Thoughts 2 day & I wore MY POPPY WITH PRIDE XXXX

11 Nov, 2008

 

Lovely photo Jacque,
My wifes two uncles were killed in WW1. One in the battle of PASCHENDAELE aged just 20. It was three days after his birthday and a few days later his mother received a letter from him thanking her for a cake she had sent and telling her how he had shared it with his mates. A few years ago I took her to Ypres to see his grave, we were both totally overwhelmed. Everyone should go.
The other was killed at Zeebrugge aged 19.
Every year we go to the remembrance service and lay crosses for them.
We never forget them and wear our poppies with pride every year, we always make sure we have 2 minutes silence on the 11th. no matter where we are.
My wife wrote a poem and had it published about them.
Doctor Bob.

14 Nov, 2008

 

Doctor Bob ~
Thanks for sharing your WW1 family story. Is there a way we could please see your wife's poem ? Maybe in a blog please ? Thanks. :o)

14 Nov, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

That's lovely Jac. I've visited war cemetaries in this country, france, Belgium and also in Thailand where I visited the cemetary where men were finally buried who died building the railways (remember the film The Bridge Over the River Qui? spelling?) The shear numbers just leave you feeling dumb, all young men in the their 20's and sometimes younger. Just awefull. Good to know WW1 is taught in schools now.

14 Nov, 2008

 

Lovely tribute Jacque

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