Sunday, 8 November 2009

For Them All


The time of Remembrance has come around yet again. Over ninety years ago the world saw carnage on a scale never imagined. Hell on earth. It was "the war to end all wars".

It could never happen again, it would never happen again. That was a lie. Twenty one years later we saw another war on much a similar scale but this time thousands upon thousands of civilians died as well - killed in bombing raids or exterminated in camps.

Of course, there had been wars long before these. Going back into the mists of history, there have always been wars and, as long as man survives, it is likely that there will be others.

However, national remembrance only came into being after World War One. Today we remember all those men and women who laid down their lives in sacrifice for King/Queen and Country.




Since World War Two, our brave troops, not just the Army, but the Royal Air Force and The Royal Navy and all branches of these services, have fought in the following places (to name but some)

India, Palestine, Malaya, Korea, Suez Canal Zone, Kenya, Cyprus, Suez 1958, Borneo, Vietnam, Aden, Radfan, Oman Dhofar, Northern Ireland, The Falklands, The Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.

More young men gave there lives in Afghanistan just this last week. The numbers of the dead of these wars are countless . Those that survived were often horribly maimed or disfigured, others traumatized by their experience.

The Poppy Appeal is just as important today as it has ever been. Wear your Poppy with pride, salute all who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. Remember those they left behind. Support our troops.

Today, the United Kingdom remembers, The United Kingdom salutes you. Bless them all.

When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our Today.


Since posting this, it has been announced that two more British soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan. Their families have been informed.


  1. sending a prayer for our brave troops....

  2. amen jeannette.lovely


  4. Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring posting Jeannette. Eileen x

  5. God Bless all those who have fought and all those who are still fighting for us. Beautiful entry.

  6. With thanks to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country over the years may you rest in peace and for those currently fighting for peace around the world may God bless them and keep them safe and deliver them safely back into the arms of their loved ones waiting at home. Love B x

  7. nice tribute.
    with ty's & pride, we in america remember our allies...4 their past, present, & future sacrifices. for standing & dying, along side us in times of need.
    ty to ALL the wonderful men & women, in ALL the countries that fight for peace & freedom.
    God bless them...

  8. That is a beautiful tribute. We'll have our Rememberance day on the 11th when we celebrate Veterans day to honor all the men and women who so proudly served in the military for us. It is sad that in order to maintain peace so many have died. Thank you for your wonderful words and a reminder too that they are still at it. May they rest in peace.

  9. A beautiful tribute. Bless all the families who lost loved ones on down the line and thanks to all who lost their lives and limbs. Prayers for all who are still fighting for peace of our countries. Helen

  10. Hi Jeannette
    Once again this is a beautiful Tribute .I have been to Church this morning for the Rememberance Service with my daughter and grandaughters who are Brownies ,the eldest one, Rachel carried the flag .Thank you for this entry Jeanxx

  11. Hi Jeanette, Thank you for that lovely write up...May I add something else... let us remember ALL who have died in all the wars be them German, Japanese, Afghanistans, Iraqi's They have all been led into wars by the leaders of their country. Like our soldiers they have no choice in the matter. They join up...and the circumstances can be so so sad.
    Love Sybil xx

  12. God bless and prayers for all our soldiers.

  13. A beautiful and fitting tribute to out fallen Jeannette. How dreadfully sad that another two of our brave young men were killed yesterday.

    Love and Hugs

    Sandra xxxx

  14. What a great entry ,so well researched ,we will remember them .love Jan xx

  15. Dearest Jeanette,
    I love your poppy campaign!
    Yes we should all honor the veterans and please do at Lurkynat as well!
    Jeanette the kids are studying over here the connectors between World War I and World War II and Vietnam and the Korean War in order to understand the world then and to understand where we are now in the world
    Love you


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