We must never forget.
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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