Lest We Forget – . This is a bonus post. I am taking part in a huge Blog Hop later today, so this is just something I wanted to share with you. I spotted the original project that I have CASEd on a blog hop I was part of last week. As soon as I spotted the original post I knew I had to make this morning’s project.
Today is Remembrance Day here in the UK. This day means a lot to me. My Paternal Grandfather served in the First World War, initially in the trenches on the Somme, but later, having been injured in battle and repatriated, he returned to France as a Pilot in the newly formed Royal Air Corps. He received the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) in July 1918; he was asked to provide a verbal history by the Imperial War Museum, so I can listen to his voice whenever I wish.
I was privileged to serve in the Navy Reserve for a few years, including a short time in Gibraltar during the First Gulf War (not the second as I say in the video). Gibraltar was a key base for the Naval Operation during this time, so I came into contact with many young men, terrified of what was to come. Memories of this time will stay with me for many years to come.
The United Kingdom is among many that chose the Poppy as a symbol of the First World War because it grew prolifically across many of the battlefields even during the worst shelling. In the UK it is worn as a way of remembering those who laid down their lives in the First War and all other conflicts since then. But, in France, they wear a blue cornflower, known as the ‘Bleuet de France’, which also grew around the trenches.
I must thank Jo Anne Hewins for the inspiration for the poppies. Please take a look at here original post by following the link to her website HERE. Join me later today for my Blog Hop Project with, amongst others, Kylie Bertucci. I have a very opulent Christmas card to share with you.
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