I always feel very emotional when this day comes around. Dad was very proud to have been a member of the Royal Navy, he took part in the parade for many years. When he could no longer to be there due to his age and failing health he would always pull himself up from his wheelchair and salute.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Nov 11, 2018 16:50:02 GMT
It’s the 100 year anniversary I believe. Brings me to tears what those poor people went through. My grandad was in France and came home but his younger brother didn’t. He was only 19 and I think he died in the August. Only 2 months till the end of the war. We get sent through the post, from the British Legion, requests for donations with a wooden cross. They invite you to write on the form what you’d like on the crises and which part of the country. My great uncle was connected to Gateshead so that’s where his cross will be. I’ll try and find a photo of the ‘poppy field’.
When I qualified, one of my patients was the oldest member of a regiment from the second world war. He talked about it occasionally, nothing gory of course, but one line always stayed with me. "Gas was a terrible thing, I remember seeing a whole line of men walking back like a childrens school crocodile, each with one hand on the man in front's back. They were all blind apart from the red cross man at the front."
In my last semester of college took a course on World War One and it was as amazing as it was horrible. I did more work for that class then I did in the other two courses combined that I was also taking.
The end of World War One is not a big deal in the USA sad to say and for that matter neither is the end of World War two . I was struck by how 11/18 it is so important it is in Europe when watching both the BBC news and also when we were getting the French channel in France too.
Instead November 11th in the USA is Veterans Day when people who served in war & peace are honored and very very low key.