Saturday, 13 November 2010

Saturday Centus week 28 from Edenhouse

  It was good to be able to travel to Caan in Northern France. Visiting the Peace memorial on this special weekend was just such a privilage. To stand alongside the young and old who were all there for one purpose, to remember the brave heros that had fallen during the 1st and 2nd world wars.
To see the memorial to soldiers from all over the world gave me a lump in my throat. As we woveour way  through the memorial from the darkness to the light seeing what POW's had to endure and the conditions they suffered made me truly thankful on "The early November sunshine cast golden rays accross the field of white crosses.



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20 comments:

Bookie said...

Tracy, a wonderful and thoughtful use of today's prompt....thank you for using November this way.....

Teresa said...

Very timely and wonderfully thoughtful. Nicely done.

Deborah said...

A very thoughtful piece, wonderfully done.

Annesphamily said...

I think this is a lovely thoughtful piece. You are a great writer. Anne

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful, thought post...

echoeing parenthesis

Sue said...

What a beautiful tribute. I enjoyed "being there."

=)

5thsister said...

A beautiful and lovely tribute. Gave me goose bumps as I remembered my father, who only recently told us of his experience as a POW in Nazi Germany. This is a powerful prose and I thank you for sharing.

Viki said...

This was wonderfully written for Veterans. Just lovely done.

Anna said...

Nice tribute those who have suffered and sacrificed so much. Beautifully written as an autumn text too.

Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's SC wk 28

Ames said...

A beautiful and toughing post in honor of those who have served. Very nicely done!~Ames

faith said...

What an amazing thing to witness!I'm so thankful for all those who have and are serving!

Judie said...

This was a wonderful post. I hope the French read it.

noexcuses said...

Lovely tribute to our veterans. You must still be thinking of Thursday, as I am. Wonderfully written!

jfb57 said...

I've visited the war graves & can feel them in this piece. Well done!

My name is PJ. said...

Your last sentence is perfection.

Kat said...

This was a beautiful use of the prompt Tracy. As the daughter, sister, niece and cousin of many veterans, I thank you for this lovely tribute. Kat

Tgoette said...

Yes, I'm with P.J., your last sentence says it all!

cj Schlottman said...

How wonderful for you that you had such an experience. Because of your beautiful writing, I was there every step of the way. I join in the chorus of those who absolutely love the last line.

Thanks..........cj

Tina said...

Nicely done tribute. Great job!

Jenny said...

What a lovely and compelling use of the prompt. I am teary eyed with the visualization of your last line.

What strong writing you shared this week.

Thank you.