November 12, 2018

Armistice Day – 100 years after the Great War

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:08 am by aleksan

With my niece Alice and her son, my great nephew, Felix – photo by Craig

Morning: Thinking of two Great Uncles I never met, both called James, and both killed in the First World War. It is likely that my maternal grandparents met because of their shared grief – both had lost beloved brothers….

Evening: So much sadness, 100 years since the end of the Great War – but this evening all over the country there are fiery Beacons of Hope and the ringing of Church bells. Penny and I have both been out to see the burning Beacon across the Test Valley on Stockbridge Down. A symbol of reconciliation and hope for Peace in times to come after the sacrifice of so many past lives. But it’s not going to happen without a lot of work and especially restraint – “even the Angels bow to those who show Restraint”

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