11/11/2019 SYW-Share Your World

Suggestions for Responding: Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post. If you’d like, remember to... Continue Reading →

For The Soldiers

REBLOG: Heather, of “Sgeoil” – Such a touching poem for Veterans Day!

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poppy red

I wear the poppy
with heartfelt sorrow
for the soldiers buried
with their bravery
beneath white crosses
in Flanders Field
and for the soldiers
returned who lived
to walk the earth
their bravery
buried by memories
that haunt
in the dark of sleep
reliving fear they
dare not speak
while tears burn
their cheeks
a poppy red
the blush of which
holds no shame
for if asked
once more
they’d do it again.

©Heather Carr-Rowe

In honour of my father.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bravery

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Weekly Song Challenge #37

Happy Veterans Day! Laura, of "Lauravent69", Weekly Song Challenge #39 is pretty darn special today.  If you would like to participate, the rules are listed below. Rules: Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post. Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions. Tag two people to participate!... Continue Reading →

Remembrance

REBLOG: Di, of “Pensitivity101”, shares this story of strength and respect towards veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. God Bless our US Veterans!

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Extract from The Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

My father was only 10 when war broke out in 1939. He joined the army in later years to do his National Service, but didn’t see active service. Neither of my grandfathers ever spoke about the two World Wars, and I was only five when my great grandfather died, so have no such memories from him.

My late father-in-law was an Army Major, and on seeing his medals, he promised to sit down with me one day and tell me their history, as some were his father’s too. Sadly that never came about.

Today is Remembrance Sunday, and tomorrow commemorates the ending of hostilities “at…

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