Yesterday saw little movement form this chair, other than a refreshed cup of tea or coffee. Eyes fixed on the commemorative service and events being transmitted from Normandy. An extremely moving day for anyone, and I'm so pleased that the veteran from the care home in Hove, managed to be part of the celebrations. What a spirit eh?
My father was in the forces during the last war but not in the fighting forces and so there were never any related stories of such events. Maybe we would not have heard them anyway, which seems to be the most common remark from relatives of those who experienced.
Strangely enough, a friend of mine yesterday spoke to me about her father who was Royal Navy and arrived at Sword Beach on D-Day. After all those 70 years, she yesterday she found out why he had a great fear of water and had never ever gone near water ever in her memory. He had been in the water for 6 hours before being rescued on June 6th 1944.
So, as part of yesterday and into the night, the memoires of Snod's father was read with great interest and amazement at the events he had recalled and related for posterity.
It goes without saying that you hold pride of the highest level Snod, and who wouldn't ?
Even Winston Churchill and Paton added to the Rhine, so he followed in good company practice. It is the personal memories that add to each and every account from the veterans.
They were brave young men and your father has contributed much to the ongoing story. Thanks Snod.
Edited by granny (7th Jun 2014 10:05am)
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN