Wednesday, 11 November 2009

We Will Remember Them.

Silence is often a 'sound' I always remember but hardly ever hear. However, during the 2 minutes silence observed at 11.11am on this day it is all I want to notice. 

On this day I think of my great grandfather who fought and luckily survived in the royal air force serving his country. 

On this day I admire my paternal grandmother who gave up her dancing career to become a welder in order to contribute to the war effort. 

On this day I think of 'Charlie' a man I care for every weekend who fought with his four brothers together in 1917 on the battle field in Belgium. He was the only one to return home, blind and an only child once more.

On this day I think of my friend Frankie who is an army nurse in Afghanistan. Everyday she ventures out into the war zone to make sure the soldiers have their medications and are keeping fit. 

And in Flanders field where the Poppies blow, where all the war dead can now sleep and the Poppies will continue to grow.

On this day, I will remember and thank them all. They make me proud to be British knowing there were and are people like them who are willing to sacrifice it all. Happy Remembrance day.

We will Remember Them.


Kristen said...

Beautifully written!

My brother is in Iraq at the moment. Some of his 'brothers' have been sent home in coffins but it still makes me proud to think that they did what they set out to do: Protect their country and honour their call of duty to others.

I will always remember them and this was such a lovely reminder for me.

Candy Hart said...

Just beautiful! I will remember them to.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

Beautiful! Both my grandfathers fought in WW2, so Veteran's Day is near and dear to my heart.

I do what I want! said...

This was amazing! :)
These people truly are heros.

BrunetteKoala said...

Well written. And amen.

My grandfathers both fought and survived World War 2. My great great uncle fought and survived WW1 but died when his ship sank minutes from home off the Isle of Lewis when the navy soldiers returned on the Iolaire on New Year's Eve. So sad.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Beautiful post!

biz319 said...

Wonderful tribute! :D

Janet said...

Both my grandfathers fought in WW2 and my brothers and husband fought on the borders of Africa during the 70's and 80's. It's a brave thing, protecting your country. Something to be proud of! God Bless them one and all! We WILL remember! Thank you Rebecca for a lovely post!

Marissa said...

Wonderful post :)

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