Remembrance Day
11 November

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below 

The tragedy of war 

To all those mothers who never saw their sons again.

As a mother I cannot imagine the sadness and grief these women felt.

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  1. I cannot imagine, either. Freedom isn't free.

  2. Oh dear. Everyone is posting on this today & I am so conflicted. I revere the bravery but am apalled at the waste of so many young lives & grieve that it ever happened at all. Never mind. I like poppies.

  3. Ganeida - I am not a supporter of war —like you, I find it such a tragic loss of young life (and those that did survive suffered for many years) - which is why I wanted to remember the mothers who lost sons, these women had no choice but to give up their sons and I would assume many lived years of sadness and grief, especially if they lost more than one son — I was reading about a mother who lost 3 sons! These mothers probably couldn’t share that sadness as others would have seen that they had sacrificed their sons for the “greater good”, but that would never stop the grief.

    Sadly it wasn't the war to end all wars and we as human continue to fight.

  4. Jo: I understand. I get a little tetchy. I have a son in the armed forces. Waiting to hear if it is Afghanistan or not. No~one asked me. I just wish all the fighting would stop.

  5. I can't imagine the loss and grief felt by so many in so many wars over the years all over the world ...

    A tragedy indeed!!

  6. May the Lord comfort the mothers who have lost sons and daughters in the armed forces.

  7. So sad. We shall remember them!
    Waiting for the day when we shall study war no more! Through Him-our only Peace..Trish

  8. I can't even imagine losing a son to something so wasteful and stupid. :( Killing one another proves absolutely nothing at the end of the day, except that lives become very cheap to those in power and very precious to those in the midst of it and those who have lost loved ones.

    Love the poppies!

  9. We all must remember, and daily, not just once a year. Good post...


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