Monday, 11 November 2013

#bedn- remembrance

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. We will remember them.

The more I think about remembrance and the further away we move from 1918 the more I think we need to ensure we talk to our veterans. My Great Grandpa died before I was born  but my great uncle lived until a few years ago and I wish I'd asked more questions. I've said before the more we learn from the past  the less we risk repeating it and thank goodness!

Today marks 7 months til the start of my American adventure and I was trying to decide if it was ok to be excited on a day like today? It's like when someone dies and you wonder if it's ok to be happy? Or laugh?

But then I thought about what my great Grandpa fought for and those alongside him. Freedom and hope. So surely a good way to remember them and pay respects is to make the most of life? TO see the world, make friends and become educated.

So today and everyday thank you to our troops (and our allies) those that fought and continue to fight may we live a life worthy of your fight.

Lest we forget.

Until tomorrow. 


  1. This is a great sentiment and one that everyone could do with remembering - life is lived best when it's lived to it's fullest; giving gratitude and respect to those who died so that we could have this choice. Thought provoking stuff, thanks for this post :)

    Sarah Elizabeth xx


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