Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Merchant Marine and a Lancaster Pilot talk seriously about their experiences in World War II at Remembrance Day Observances today.

A goodly crowd to pay tribute.....

Standing between the Leader of the Service and the Bugler, Husband reads the names of the Fallen of two World Wars and the Korean War

On a lighter note a Trio performs a tentative rendition of the Whiffenpoof Song.
Wally, Charlie and Gerry

I chatted with the widow of a Veteran who has been dead for many years, and as we reminisced we recalled the rather raucous Remembrance Day observances when memories of the War and Fallen Comrades were still fresh in the young Veterans' minds and hearts,
and it was still within bounds to drink to lost chums.
They were bittersweet parties, and bittersweet memories.