Remembrance Day

I first posted this two years ago.

Wear a poppy; thank a veteran.

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In Canada, today is Remembrance Day. Today, we remember those who have given their lives to preserve the greater good, those who gave us what we have today.

Both my parents were veterans of World War II. My dad escaped from Dunkirk and later, in 1944, helped to liberate France and the Netherlands. He went all the way to Hamburg, Germany, before being sent back to England and to my mother.

My mother served in the British army as a radar operator during the London blitz. Her father, a World War I veteran, was a “spotter” who alerted higher command that enemy planes were coming across the channel.

One day, a fighter saw him and killed him.

Three of her brothers served in the army, one of whom was captured. He spent four years in a prisoner of war…

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8 thoughts on “Remembrance Day

  1. I’ve been wearing my poppy with pride and gratitude, Lynette. I remember this post the first time – doesn’t time fly – I can’t believe we’ve known each other that long now.

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