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The symbol of Remembrance Day

Kidwelly War Memorial on Remembrance Day 11/11/2012.

In the grounds of Llanelli Town Hall on Remembrance Day - Sunday 11/11/2012

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Llanelli War Memorial on Remembrance Day 11/11/2012.

a moment of silence ....

If I don't put these up now, they will be hidden in an external drive forever.

The top row are my Dad's medals and the bottom row are my Opa's.

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How important it is for us to remember those who have served their country (not just Canada) and made the ultimate sacrifice. Unfortunately, there are thousands more on this Continent and elsewhere across the globe, who have returned from fighting, only to live their lives in the suffering and torture that continues to haunt them. These men and women, too, so often tend to be "the forgotten", though I think there is a little more awareness now. So sad, when the rest of us have so much to be thankful for, thanks to them. I remember - and I am thankful.

 

Yesterday evening, I was watching a segment on CNN Heroes on TV. A lady had the great idea to give war veterans a dog of their very own. She helps each man or woman train their dog, which accompanies them everywhere. They are learning to focus on their companion, especially when horrendous thoughts and flashbacks start to appear. They are finding that this can help to calm the owner. Sounds as if "man's best friend" is coming to the rescue yet again.

a moment of silence ...

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