Sunday, 11 November 2012

In Remembrance

Today is one for Remembering those who gave their lives, and the sacrifices made by many, in service of their Country during wars and in peacetime. 

You can read about the many ways to remember here.

In an area of The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, 2535 Sessile or Durmast oak trees have been planted to represent every British flagged merchant vessel lost to enemy action during the Second World War. Tree reference 19/109 is in honour of all those who served on board HMS Li Wo and my Great Uncle, Thomas Wilkinson, VC, who I wrote about here. The Arboretum is a unique place, peaceful and spiritual, a year-round centre of Remembrance. Do visit if you have the opportunity.

We will remember them.


Elizabeth said...

our veterans deserve more than just one day, they deserve our respect. Your new header is adorable with all the new family photos.

scrappyjacky said...

I didn't know about the Arboretum....what a lovely idea.I will certainly visit if I'm ever up that way.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful. Thanks for remembering.

Louise said...

we surely will remember them!

alexa said...

And you are helping make sure we do continue to remember - thank-you :).