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    Did you realise?

    This year is the hundreth year since WW1 ended, and the fallen will be remembered at exactly 1100hrs on Sunday the 11th of November 2018.
    We are commemorating the seven fallen from our village by placing large poppies on lamposts in either direction with the faces and date they fell as part of our very special remembrance, plus a write up in the local church on each soldier.
    I am not a church man..........I believe in something, not sure what, but by Christ I have prayed in the past when the chips were down, which I am sure all of have done to.
    Anyway, just thought I would feed that date and time info in, as it is truly unique
    RIP to all those who gave me the opportunity to be able to sit here and type this email!!!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    I'll be thinking about the ones that fell in the last hour during the General's push to regain ground so they could end the war where they started...so ending men that had made it through that great disaster only to be killed by childish pride at the end. They lay still warm when the men stood up and slung their rifles like it was end-ex in Brecon...or Suffield.
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    Yesterday it was exactly 100 years since Ovidio Gentiloni, not yet 20, died on the Piave front during an operation to straighten the lines. I said a brief prayer with my family.
    I guess we all realised yesterday.
    My youngest daughter, 8, really insisted on praying since I told her we would do it in the evening.
    That was moving.
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    My Father-in-laws WW1 US Army dog tag




    My father-in-law enlisted before the US got into WW1, promoted to Sgt Major in 1919.

    He stayed in the peacetime 1920's army and had to take a big reduction in rank.

    Photo show his stripes when he left the army in 1928

    his dog tag from WW1

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    Regards, Jim

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    My grandfather was a Corporal in a Highland regiment when the war started. He was promoted to Sergeant while on Salisbury Plain before going to Franceicon. Twice wounded - the second, costing him his left leg - he finished his war as a Company Sergeant Major.



    Yes. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. Today and always.

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