Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rememberance Day, November 11, 2010

I like to change things around so my header is for Remembrance Day. The photos are special to me because they are of my relatives. The left one is my dad in his Royal Canadian Air Force uniform, it must be around 1942ish. I don't know when he actually joined up but he was 20 in '42 so I'm going from there. I suppose I should just ask him when he joined! I should actually do that. Anyways, the centre photo is my Great Uncle Lewis (far left-the tall dude) at Shorncliff, England in 1917. The right one is my Great Uncle William Clifford Ernest Law in his WWI uniform. He is Lewis' younger brother. He died November 6, 1918, yes, 5 days before the Armistice was signed. He was ill and is buried at Somme, France. He was 21 years old. He also was with the Fort Garry Horse.

Lewis lived to the 1970's, but was always affected by the Mustard gas he ingested and died from it's effects.

Obviously my dad lived (I was born well after the photo), but then, he was one of many who fought the war on North American soil. He helped build the Alaskan Highway and built a jeep from scratch (so says my mom and Dad didn't dispute it). He wanted to fly but because of his eyesight (you needed 20/20 back then) he was grounded.

Let's remember all who fought, past or present so we could be free to praise or complain about our governments. That is truely a blessing because there are still places in this world where that is not allowed whatsoever.

1 comment:

  1. Love the new header, Libby. What a great idea! Especially love that the pictures mean something to you. Very special.

    By the way, thanks so much for adding my Haul Out the Holly button to your blog!!! It's going to be an exciting event!