Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Sunday

 
 
Some of us are lucky, our men came home.
 
 
from Simon's photos, (he's back left)
 
 
The boys that go away to war, come home as men.
 
 We can hold them again, we can let them know how proud we are of them and talk long into the night of things they can tell us about.  We know that they have seen so much, have lived through so much, most of which we will never know because they can't tell us.  They are injured in some way each and every one of them, if not showing physical scars then carrying their mental ones with dignity.
 
We owe it to them to honour all those that did not return.  To feel the pain of the parents of the boys and girls that did not return.  To feel the ache of those empty arms that cannot hold their child one more time, that cannot wipe a tear from a pain etched face or hear a story told with hesitant words.
 

We owe so much to so many, lets take today, even just two minutes of today to pause our lives and say THANK YOU and you will be remembered.
 
 
 
 
They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
 
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Sue xx

 

 

10 comments:

  1. A lovely tribute to those serving us!

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  2. Agree wholeheartedly, Sue. Have just come home from watching my son march as a Leader in one of the Youth Organisations. More and more people attend the Service as each year passes, which is hopeful for the future. However, there are alway some disrespectful ones. There has been a huge sign by the car park service road for a fortnight about the road closure, and just as the service started 2 cars came along, insisting they got through. Am glad to say the Police said otherwise and made them wait for a good 20 minutes until the service was over. Someone does that every year, it makes me sooo mad!!! Gives me my yearly moan!!!!! Regards Heather X
    PS How smart your man looks in his uniform!

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  3. Somedays are tougher than others.
    Jane x

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    1. Meant to say that some days are tougher than others on veterans,today being one of them.
      Jane x

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    2. I knew what you meant Jane, a tough day indeed.

      So many memories of fallen comrades and terrible experiences, but a day so necessary every year to highlight the immense bravery of our Armed Forces and all their back up organisations.

      Sue xx

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  4. Is that the Kings Own Border Regiment on the truck?

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  5. Sorry I'm not sure of the badge on the truck. My son was in The Royal Logistic Corps, and a member of the 15th Tank Transporter Squadron, it should be their badge. Although I'm sure he could have driven other vehicles on occasion.

    Sue xx

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  6. A lovely post which gives me hope for the next generation, I blogged my concerns on the day but your post is inspirational to all who read it.

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