An Act of Remembrance
How beautiful was this Remembrance Service in church?
The Remembrance Peace Tree was such a visual way to look at the past and present wars. Clifford Hart laid the wreath at the foot of the cross as a sign to those who have died for their country in war.
We were also thinking of all those whom we know and whose memory we treasure and all those who have lived and died in the service of mankind.
Being too young to remember the war, or actually be there all I have to understand this remarkable sacrifice is the stories told by the older generation.
My family is from a German extraction; even though my one uncle fought against the Germans on the British side. He was caught and send to a prisoner of war camp. He did not like to talk about that time in his life, or say much about the war. All I know from my dad is that he was very brave.
I am sure that can be said for most people of that generation – somehow I don’t think I will fair to well in war. I don’t have what that generation had in them to survive.
Let’s all remember those as they were – they shall not grow old as we, that are left to grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.