Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget 2012

 

Remembrance mosaic 2012

In 1944 my Dad was a young flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed in Tor Bay, Newfoundland.  Today he is 92years old and his memory is fading away into dementia.

Today, we remember the men and women that have served our country in the two world wars and in many wars and battles since.  Some gave their lives for us to be free and some still battle with the thoughts and memories of what they saw and felt during their time of duty.  We honour their sacrifice.  The poppy we proudly wear signifies their calling and reminds us to never forget.

 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Have yourself a wonderful week.

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17 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a wonderful collage Valerie. You have some great mementos of your father's war years.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and God Bless our servicemen and veterans. My Dad was also a World War II veteran. Have a happy week ahead!

Lorrie Orr said...

It's so important to remember those who served. Thank your Dad for me next time you see him, even if he may not be fully aware. Men and women like him deserve to be honoured.

Beth said...

What a nice tribute! I know you are proud of your father. Take care, Beth

podso said...

Valerie what a wonderful post and a lot of thought and work and creativity went into it. Thank you for sharing,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful post to honor your Dad and other veterans. Thank you!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
It's sad to see such honourable men fade away with age and not remember their brave deeds.
Have a good week.
Judith

Jenni said...

Lovely post Valerie. The photos of your Dad and medals reminded me of my own darling Dad who died this July aged 91. I wish you well with your Dad.. I know only too well what a wonderful yet difficult time these last years can be. Enjoy each and every moment you have together.
jenni

Jill Harrison said...

We have Remembrance Day in Australia too and wear a red poppy. You have made a lovely post for your dad and other veterans and those that lost their lives. Thank you.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I can't imagine buying lemons! we have always had a lemon tree - How lucky I am!

Heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Lovely tribute to your dad, Valerie. Even though my parents were too young to fight, they grew up in a port town in England with lots of bombings. As they get older (80 now), they are finally ready to share some of their childhood stories. I'm glad they are finaly sharing with me and my children so that we never forget what they went through.

Diana Taylor said...

What a wonderful tribute your photo mosaic is - my father was in the British airforce in WW2 and I found your post very moving. We owe men like our fathers and the many who gave their lives, so very, very much.

Ida said...

Wonderful and Meaningful post.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Lovely mosaic and a wonderful tribute to your father. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful post and tribute to your Dad, Valerie. God bless all our brave veterans!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How very lovely and I just know how proud you are of your father...very special~

The Artful Diva said...

It is a wonderful collage - filled with inspiration and important things to be grateful for!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wishing your father well! May we ALWAYS remember our veterans. Beautiful post!
Cindy