Friday, 6 June 2014

Word of the Week - Remembrance

Posted by Rosie

The Reading Residence

Remembrance

riˈmembrəns
noun

the action of remembering something


 

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings on our Normandy beaches.  Thousands of soldiers from the Allied Forces of Great Britain, Canada and America took part in a massive invasion of Normandy across the now beautiful and peaceful beaches, in what would be a pivotal point of World War II.


Sadly many did not survive this assault and many more would die before the end of the war.


For that reason I will spend a few quiet moments at some point today remembering these brave soldiers and thanking them for their courage.  For without them I very much doubt I would be here in Normandy today and our world may well have been a very different place.


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  1. Yes I'll think about it a little today. Such an important day.

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  2. I'll be joining you - I've been hearing lots of stories this week of the brave men and the people at home praying for their safe return x

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    1. It is easy to forget the ones who were left at home and they suffered so much as well.

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  3. Watching about it on TV. The Soldiers are treasures! #pocolo

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  4. A powerful word and reminder, thank you for sharing it x #WotW

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  5. We shall be doing the same, my great Uncle who is still with us and who Baba adores fought in the World War and when he comes back from school we shall have a few moments. He is having a D Day at school so he will learn lots they have army tanks in and everything xx

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    1. Please do give your great uncle a thank you hug from me x

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  6. My grandpa died in 1943 whilst out at sea. I will always think of him and my Gran, but especially at this time of year.

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  7. Such a fab word and very apt for today! x

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    1. It is so important we never forget and maybe one day we will learn not to fight.

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  8. Such true words. Those brave sould should never be forgotten xx #pocolo

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    1. Their bravery is something I an forever grateful for.

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  9. Lucas says - The Mother and Daddy have told me about this and I think these men were VERY brave. I always wear a poppy and watch the soliders march in our town and now I know a little bit more about what happened. I think we should be taught more about this in school. My cousin Tasha is a solider and I think he's very brave too xx #pocolo

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    1. One day Lucas you will learn even more and I hope that maybe in your lifetime we will earn the lessons from the past and you will only talk about the wars that happened rather than the wars that are happening.

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  10. A brilliant word and totally apt. I shared this on Facebook the other day - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/06/d-day-landing-sites-pictures_n_5458026.html?1402052492 It really put it into perspective. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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    1. Those pictures are stunning - the best I have seen bringing together the past and the present. They are powerful portrayals of what those brave soldiers did for our freedom. Thank you for the link x

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