Lest we Forget
It is now 101 years since the end of the First World War.
Today we remember those whose sacrifices both in that War and since have enabled us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.
We will never forget them.
I am reminded of this in the personal sacrifices of members of my Wife’s family in 1917.
We have visited Ypres twice in recent years following the final days of my Wife’s great Uncles who were killed at Passchendaele in 1917. Visiting there was a remarkable and very moving experience.
We will always remember the great sacrifices made by so many over 100 years ago that give us all the freedoms we enjoy today.
Posted on November 11, 2019, in Paintings from our travels and tagged Poppy Day, Ypres. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
Fantastic note of Remembrance Brian and Yvonne – as the man who organises all the golf for the Royal British Legion nationwide it is wonderful to know that the memories of so many really do live forever. And beautiful paintings. Keep going. Well done. – Peter
Many thanks Peter
It’s a story we had to share
Glad you like the watercolours
Reblogged this on Brian's Watercolours and commented:
I thought I would send out my last years blog post on this Rememberence Day. In this awful year we should never forget the sacrices made by so many over the last Century to maintain our freedom
Here in the States we just celebrated Veterans Day., Thank you for your post. My Grandmother was so proud of our family’s history of military service. which has continued thru the latest generation. We owe them ALL a great debt of gratitude. Thank you again folr both your words AND the wonderful painting
Thanks for your comments