Thursday, 11 November 2010

Lest We Forget



Every year I'm saddened by thoughts of all of the casualties from past and present wars and this year, as I research The Great War for my wip, I find it even harder to imagine the horrors and difficulties the survivors have had to overcome.

The Royal British Legion, St Dunstans, and others do such wonderful work and as I was lucky enough to have one of my poppies attached to my coat by a charming Chelsea Pensioner the other day, I couldn't help thinking how much we owe to these incredible men and woman.

Lest We Forget...

11 comments:

Flowerpot said...

How lovely to have your poppy attached by a Chelsea Pensioner. You're so right Debs.

Pauline Barclay said...

It is very important that we never forget what those brave souls did and went through, nor the ones who today sacrice so much to keep us as safe as possible. Last year our nephew ironed his poppy to make sure it was perfect as he had the honour of carrying the flag at Remembrance Sunday, in Lowstoft. He was the first cadet every to have had the honour. Today he is at Welbeck begining his training to be an officer.

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the reminder, Debs. It's really easy to forget the sacrifice these days - but so important to remember.

Amanda said...

Lovely post, Debs. We should never forget. x

Tom Foolery said...

We MUST never forget .... TFx

Debs said...

flowerpot - he was so charming and very smart. I was thrilled.

pauline - your nephew sounds great. How wonderful to have ironed his poppy and good luck to him with his training.

talli - I agree with you, I think it's so important.

amanda - I agree.

tf - no we mustn't.

Lane said...

How privileged you were Debs.

Debs said...

lane - I felt very privileged indeed.

Faye said...

We observe Veteran's Day in the U.S. but, as with other days of remembrance and celebration, our day has become pretty commercial and political. I think you all have kept more to the spirit of honoring veterans and their contributions.

Debs said...

faye - how strange that something like this can become commercial. I'm glad so many people take remembrance so seriously.

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