Lest we Forget

I thought I would send out my last years blog post on this Rememberence Day. In this awful year we should never forget the sacrifices made by so many over the last Century to maintain our freedom
Brian

Brian's Watercolours

Poppies in the Field

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.

David Andrews ,from Larne in Northern Ireland, was reported as “missing in action” at Passchendaele in the Ypres area on 17th August 1917.  His body was never recovered. David was serving as a Lance Corporal with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed.
Tragically his brother, Frank, was also…

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About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog www.aquarellesdefrance.wordpress.com

Posted on November 11, 2020, in Paintings from our travels. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Brilliant Brian – wholeheartedly agree the freedom with have – Keith

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  2. So true, Brian. My husband’s great uncle, John Horn, died at the Somme in 1916. We visited Vimy Ridge and other surrounding monuments in 2016 and it was very emotional to see the magnitude of the lives lost. We must never let their sacrifice be forgotten.
    Best Regards, Kathryn

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  3. Hi Kathryn
    Hanks for your comment
    Our two visits to Ypres and other areas were very emotional and amazing too.
    My wife’s two uncles were both killed at Paschendaele
    . Very sobering
    Thanks
    Brian

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