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.
Photos from past Remembrance Days can be viewed here.
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