Monday, November 11, 2013

We will remember them

Originally posted on Facebook in 2011.

Thank you to the brave who sacrificed so much in past wars and to those serving their country today.

I asked a few people today about our family and friends' connections to war veterans:

  • My grandfather served in the R.E.M.E. (Royal Engineering and Mechanical Engineers) in WWII in India. 
  • My great grandfather served in WWI
  • My Mom's uncle served in the Army in WWII and was rescued from Dunkirk.
  • My Dad's uncle served in France in WWI and was killed in action.
  • My Mom's cousin was a rear gunner in the Royal Air Force in WWII.
  • My uncle was a helicopter gunner in Vietnam with the Australian forces.
  • My wife has cousins that served in the Canadian Navy and the US Military.
  • My brother-in-law's grandfather served and survived WWI and his uncle was a tail gunner in a Lancaster bomber and was shot down in WWII.
  • A friend of mine was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian forces and served in Afghanistan.
  • A previous work colleague's Dad was in the Royal Air Force, navigator on a Halifax bomber.
I'm thinking of them today.

Photos from past Remembrance Days can be viewed here.

Other posts relating to Remembrance Day:

No comments: