>We will remember them


This is a picture taken from, and credited to, the St Manvieu War Cemetary in Cheux near Caen, France. I have a relative buried here and one day soon I hope to pay my respects and give thanks.


6 thoughts on “>We will remember them

  1. Diane 11 November 2010 / 11:37 am

    >Hi Diane, just catching up. We went to Normandy for our hols this year as hubby wanted to do the landing beaches etc We went to the American Cemetery and I can honestly say that it was the most moving and overwhelming experience. I didnt expect my teenagers to feel like I did, but they too were very moved. We did visit Caen, but niot the cemetary there. I can throughly recommend that areain Normandy, but it is very spread out and you would need transport. I wrote about it on my mlog in August. xxxxx


  2. Diane 11 November 2010 / 11:43 am

    >When I go I'll need to take someone with a strong shoulder. I fill up at the sight of most war memorials and all the ceremonies and parades, etc. I want to go to Alrewas too, but my dad has a mate on the Korean (I think) memorial there, so no doubt that will set me off as well.I thought of you last night. I was knitting and wishing I could crochet too! :o)


  3. Ordinary Man 11 November 2010 / 1:16 pm

    >A friend of mine attended the Menin gate ceremony last year. He said many people meet same people in the same pub and have a drink together, then wish each other bon voyage. I get reminders of war on a daily basis with the huge C-17 transporter flys in to Birmingham airport and the fleet of ambulances hurtling in to pick up the next load bound for Selly Oak hospital. Until you see it you don't realise just what the real human cost is apart from the ones who gave their lives.


  4. Diane 11 November 2010 / 1:19 pm

    >You won't be wanting to see any more reminders, then.


  5. Rare Lesser Spotted 12 November 2010 / 7:28 pm

    >My great uncle is in Mendingham cemetary in Belgium. I will take my mother there so we can both pay our respects, before she is too old to travel. They will never will be forgotten.XX


  6. Diane 15 November 2010 / 11:56 am

    >Dad said he'd meet me at Alrewas in the spring, but I don't know who I can go to France with yet.


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