Poppies, Remembrance and Reflections.

A few thoughts from Michael on Rememberance Day.

Lest We Forget


I mentioned yesterday that my little boy was suffering over an essay he had to write. Well, he was grateful for me sitting down to help him (shortly after helping his big sister with her Compound Interest homeword) and, I’m glad to say that the end result of his labours was good. Mind you, I’m his dad, so I would think that.

However, it did get me thinking.

Some of the 2,650 graves at Arras. Some of the 2,650 graves at Arras.

I’ve always been interested in war and history. I well remember a friend of a friend at school who sneered at me because I thought most of the answers to life could be found in books. This is going back a while. In fact, all the way to the 1970s. There were no computers in homes in those days, no internet, and no emails. Yet this complete cretin believed that there was nothing useful to…

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