November 14, 2009
Armistice day at the Arboretum
I spent a wonderful day at the Arboretum near Tamworth, as it was Armistice day and there were many interesting events taking place...including a fly past of the Hercules, which must have flew as low as was legally possible..we could even see the pilot, Fantastic !!. There was also marches and various displays. The Monument itself as the names of all who lost their lives in World War 2, names are been added all the time to include those of soldiers who are losing their lives in other war torn areas of the World in the present time.
There is also a monument to those who gave their lives in World War 1. It was so good to see so many of the veterans of World War 2 wearing their medals, they were all so pleased to talk to us and answer any of the questions we asked...it must bring back so many memories for them of when they were in the front line facing all manner of hostilities..so that we might live in Freedom.
We should never forget these men, who fought in any of the Wars past or present, Army, Navy and Air Force..also the young men, some barely seventeen, that even as we stood in the cold November rain in a free Britain..were out in Afghanistan,Iraq and other places in harsh conditions, often with Inadequate equipment..fighting that we may STAY free..we owe them our lives and 'Must Never Forget' we should wear our poppies with pride in memory of them all.