Blogging from 'ABroad' about many of the different issues that affect the international community at home and abroad in the hope that this will encourage understanding and tolerance.
Hello Katherine:We too, along with so many others, applaud the need to recognise and remember all those who have lost their lives in, or been affected by, war and conflict at all times, including our own.
Our visit to Thiepval in the Somme region was heartbreaking...so many young lives destroyed.SP
Simple thoughtful post. Antoinette
A fitting tribute, Broad. Your grandfather-in-law an my great-uncle were killed within 2 months of each other. We never knew them, but we should have done.
Thank you all: It's just so sad and so terrible.
Indeed. Thank you to all who gave so much to ensure our freedoms today.
A beautiful, moving and simple tribute.
Five years ago I paid a visit to the graves of three of my great uncles who died in WW1. Two of them were buried in a beautiful and tiny cemetery very close to the Somme where they died. The third simply had his name on a memorial ~ he was a soldier in the expeditionary force and had no known grave. He was seventeen. All three were brothers. It was the saddest and most humbling experience and I am so glad I made the effort to visit them and let them know they are not forgotten.
Receiving comments is a joy and I thank you all for taking the trouble and showing your interest. Makes me feel all gooey and stuff!