Friday, April 25, 2008

Lest We Forget

Once a year we bring out Pat's grandfather's WW1 medals, photos of him in his uniform and the postcards he sent back to Pat's grandmother.

Pat's grandfather was in the second wave at Gallipoli. He also fought in France. Grandpa never talked about his time in Gallipoli and from footage we see in the safety of our lounge room, we can understand why.

The post cards below are made of lace and embroidery. The first one is the most damaged and was given to us in this condition. I left them a good size , so if you want to have a better look, click on them.

Reading what Grandpa wrote to Grandma is like looking into something so personal between two people who loved each other.

We often wonder where Grandpa was when he wrote to his wife. Was he in a village, a tent or what. What did he experience that day and was he going into battle after the postcard was mailed.

The photo of Grandpa in his uniform speaks volumes. We are one of the lucky families.... Grandpa came home and we have a photo of him, aged in his 80's before he died......

For those who went to battle and gave their lives, to have the freedom we have today........

Thank you.

Lest We Forget.

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