Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembering our heros...............

Today is Remembrance Day, 2008. It is 90 years since the Armistice was declared in 1918.
I honour my grand father, Edward John Turner (b. 7/1/1892 - d. 18/2/1980), an ANZAC who served in the First World War from 1914 -1918 and was at Gallipoli, although not in the first day landing. 'Johnny' as he was known then, served along with two of his brothers, Herb and Walter. Walter was tragically killed in action on the fields of Flanders, France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we Forget

My Grandpa was a 'Giant amongst men'.

Love Joolz

2 comments:

  1. G'day Joolz!

    How did families survive the tragedies eh, the loss of all the menfolk in their families, the constant 'not knowing'?

    I am so proud to be British, you are obviously proud to be Australian. I know Americans and Canadians who are also proud of who they are.

    I also have many German friends. To a man (or woman) they are very very UNproud of their past. They are justifiably proud of the nation they have become though.

    My Little Grandma apparently used to say during WW2 (I hasten to add I wasn't born yet!) when there was an air raid "Don't hate them, they're all some mother's sons".
    How true!

    Love, Angie, xx

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  2. Joolz

    That is a lovely remberance day post.

    daisymum

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