Let's Remember Them

On this 100th anniversary day of the outbreak of WW1, I'll be remembering my dear old Dad, who enlisted into the army at the age of 16 (lied about his age, as many did)  returning home broken, scarred, both mentally & physically.

RIP, Dad. 

We will remember them.



  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Best wishes David x

    Hugely proud and honoured to have had these people fight for us x
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Good thread David. x

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,667

    I shall be thinking of the grandfather and uncle I never knew - they returned but so damaged mentally and physically.

    I shall also be reflecting, as I frequently do these days, on why countries are so rarely led by people who understand how to live peaceably. image

    'There's a flower that shall be mine, 'tis the little celandine.' W Wordsworth

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 12,179

    Best wishes David.x

    Thinking of them all.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,167

    We must never forget David.

    A big hug to you today, and everyone else who lost someone special. x

    I'm lucky, my grandpa was relatively unscathed. 

    Oh the devil in me said, go down to the shed
    I know where I belong

  • Hugs are always welcome, so thanks for them....but I did nothing. I do however feel privileged to be the son of one of those millions of heroes who went through so much for us all.  

  • A reflection from the Eden Project....of the 12 gardeners who enlisted for service  in WW1, just 3 returned. This gives some idea of the scale & magnitude of the loss of young life.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 11,734

    David you mean the lost gardens of Heligan. The garden is now beautifully restored to its former glory.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
    Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. 
  • Lyn wrote (see)

    David you mean the lost gardens of Heligan. The garden is now beautifully restored to its former glory.


    Yes, Lyn...I think you're probably right. I picked-up on it during a recent TV program.

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,491

    Thanks for this thread David.

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