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Remember

In honour of all soldiers, past and present, who fought and saw action due to war. Even those who came back home, are forever changed by the experience. Today I particularly honour two of my family members. My mother who served as a Wren (Women’s Royal Naval Service)  and my Uncle Henry Althouse (shown below) who fought in the Korean war but was killed by a fellow soldier.

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“Year after year we gather and shout commands in the Square,
Wait for the Governor-General, say a few words of prayer,
Lay our wreaths in order, mothers and big shots first,
In memory of those who have made it to the other side of the worst.”
– George Johnston, Canadian poet, Remembrance, 1966

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DesignTies - November 11, 2009 - 10:01 am

November 11th is such an important day — we all have to keep remembering and thanking everyone who risked and sacrificed their lives for us.

My post today is called “Remember” too. It’s simple and to the point, but says it all.

Kelly

Puna - November 11, 2009 - 11:31 am

Thank you for this beautiful post Diane. May we always remember.

Gayle - November 12, 2009 - 11:11 am

This is a beautiful remembrance, Diane.

Marcie - November 13, 2009 - 7:44 am

What a wonderful way to honor and remember. A beautiful post!!!

Christopher - November 13, 2009 - 10:46 am

In the 11th month, on the 11th day, at the 11th hour, we shall remember. Great post.

Candace - November 14, 2009 - 10:54 pm

Very sad about your uncle and admirable about your mother.

Ken - November 16, 2009 - 12:36 pm

A touching tribute, Diane

Toni - November 18, 2009 - 10:12 am

A beautiful post, Diane. I’m sorry about the circumstances of your uncle’s death.

For The Fallen » Diane Jarvis-Schuller - November 10, 2011 - 3:29 pm

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