Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ABC Wednesday - R

This week at ABC Wednesday, R is the letter of the week.

R is of course for Remembrance Day - what will be celebrated in Canada tomorrow, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

R is also for ribbon - as can be seen on the medal my father received  at the end of WWII.
The colours of dark blue, red and light blue represent the navy, army and air force.
 The medal is the 1939-1945 Star, for six months of service on active operations for Army and Navy and two months for active air-crew.

My father enlisted into the navy and served on warships out of Halifax.

I will be in attendance at the Remembrance Day service tomorrow at our local cenotaph, not only to remember and honour him, but all the others who gave their lives for peace.

For those who haven't seen it, Terry Kelly's song "A Pittance of Time" is a remarkable testament to the men and women who served and why we must always honour them

Be sure to visit here to see how others remembered "R"


Roger Owen Green said...

IMPORTANT anniversary

photowannabe said...

A beautiful and honoring Remembrance.
Thank you for sharing. I like seeing the ribbon and medal your Father received.

Unknown said...

I think its a good thing to have suce a day... and remember all thats good!

Have a nice abc-day/ - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-w-team)

Maria's Space said...

How wonderful that you have your father's things. I am grateful to all the service men and woman everyday but especially today. If you decide to come visit my R pics I am including a link so it doesn't get lost in the bloggyness of my day. http://www.mariasspace.com/2015/11/abc-oh-rats-unlikely-pet-friends.html