Monday, 29 October 2012

On a wing and a prayer

As November 11, Remembrance Day, approaches I am beginning to see the familiar blooming of red poppies on jacket lapels.  I have a special fondness, because of my Dad's history, for this new monument at the corner of Green Park. It is a memorial to the Royal Air Force Bomber Command. It serves to commemorate the 55,573 airmen who lost their lives while serving in the Second World War. Their average age was just 22.
When I look up close I can see "Deke's" face!  This Monument provides a place where families and future generations can reflect on the price of war and how these extraordinary men helped to deliver peace in Europe.

It reminds me to be thoughtful of the presidential election about to take place in the States - the world is a tumultuous place!

1 comment:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Tears in my eyes!
I do see Deke in each one of those faces... the direction of our lives.