Hello Everyone and welcome to this strange post that is posted randomly, almost in the middle of the month. But, it is an important post.
As most of you will know, it’s Remembrance day due to world war 1 ending on this day back in 1914 when the Allied forces were fighting Germany. On this day we remember the fallen warriors who fought for our freedom in both World War 1 and World War 2. But this day is also a remembrance for any fallen soldier of any war or conflict. Even to those who survived to tell the tales of how it was in the trenches and in Vietnam and other such conflicts.
So, I’d like to say this, from my generation to those who fought for our freedom against Nazi Germany, Thank You. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be writing this, I wouldn’t be allowed to be myself and I may not have even been born due to my families links to Paganism and Judaism. So, thank you! And to those who haven’t said thank you for those who fell from grace and fought for us, then shame on you. This is their special day. Everyone should be remembered and acknowledged, they’re our Heroes.
Now, I would like to say thank you to the people in my family who have fought in wars. Especially to my great, great, great granduncle, Tommy Traford who died in August 1918. He was a Rifle Man on the front line from Liverpool, Killed In Action. He died so close to the end of the war. His body was lost in the trenches.
But I have two more to thank, my great uncle, Lesley; and my Grandfather, Eric Gabriel. Who, unfortunately, I never got to meet due to him having had a heart attack and passed away in 1991, 6 years before I was born.
But, he lied to the Army and said he was his elder brother’s, Lesley’s, twin so he could fight for his country. He entered the Army at 16 when the minimum age was 18, he fought for our country and died 50 years later at the age of 66 after fathering my uncle, Neil, and my mother, Ann. I never knew him, but he was my hero, and still is.
I know it sounds stupid, not knowing someone yet knowing them all at the same time… That’s how I feel about Eric and Tommy. They fought two very different conflicts, and I never got to thank them.
I was lucky enough to meet my uncle Lesley, who is still with us and is a very loving and kind gentleman. He never had kids, so he treated me like his whenever I went to see him and my auntie Alice. I’m going to miss them when they finally leave this world. I love them, so much.
I hope you all enjoy today, and remember the ones we lost, and thank the ones we love.
Thank You For Reading.
Have An Amazing Remembrance Day.
Castiel ♥ xoxox