Today we are remembering 100 years since the armistice that ended World War 1. There is a sea of red poppies in Canberra and other places in remembrance. Nearly every family in Australia had men involved in that war. I published the story of my great uncles some years ago.
Knowing Remembrance Day was coming up I took this shot when I spotted poppies in an interior decorating shop window in Leura. This is also to let you know I plan to take you on brief tour of some of the many delights of Leura this week.
John 15:13 New International Version (NIV)
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
A day to reflect Joan Elizabeth, I feel extremely sad that we don't seem to have learnt anything over the past 100 years, still a long way to go before there is ever peace in the world ✨ReplyDelete
We don’t seem to learn from the past.Delete
It was supposed to be the war that ends all wars?????ReplyDelete
I think there might have been unfinished business from WW1 which contributed to some but not all of WW2. I am so glad we have not had WW3 (yet).Delete
We saw the Poppies on the Opera House last night. Lots of my husband's ancestors were in the Great War. We found out recently that his great grandmother lost her first husband then. She never talked about him and her grandkids only found out when their love letters 70 years later.ReplyDelete
That is an interesting family story. Given that most of my Grandfather’s brothers went to war I wondered about him and his eldest brother. The eldest would have been too old to enlist. My grandfather had a lung condition from working in the gold mines so he would have been rejected I guess (funny how you had to be fit and well to go and be killed). My paternal grandfather owned and operated a farm which possibly precluded him.Delete
A lovely tribute.ReplyDelete
I guess it is hard for any of us today to figure out exactly how much we owe our current lifestyle and freedoms to those who have fought for our country.Delete
Many people came out here yesterday for the national service of remembrance, as well as during my visit to our War Museum. My family background was Dutch- my parents were children in the Netherlands during the Second World War. From the stories they told, had the war gone on a few more months, one of them or both of them might well have starved to death. So I've always felt that I owe my life to those who came in and liberated the country, and especially to those who died doing so.ReplyDelete
A clear example of the benefit of the sacrifice. Thank you.Delete
I wish humankind had learned enough that this was the war that indeed ended all wars.
We only seem to have the capacity to repeat history not learn from it - unfortunately.Delete
A very nice tribute, we had Remembrance Sunday here in the UKReplyDelete
All the best Jan