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mumof2
25-07-2009, 10:29 PM
I have the utmost respect and admiration for three heroes of a generation who sacrificed so much for future generations, allowing my family to live the lives we do today.

All 3 men went on to live incredibly long lives but have all now sadly passed away.


William Stone (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7824999.stm)

Henry Allingham (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8157128.stm)

Harry Patch (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8168691.stm)


May you all Rest In Peace :rose2:

MystikPiglit
26-07-2009, 03:26 PM
Well said. :hug2:



May you all Rest In Peace :rose2:

mumof2
26-07-2009, 04:28 PM
My Mums friend had the honour of meeting Henry Allingham via the British Legion, and will be attending his funeral next week.

Mr Allingham is to have a full military service I believe, and rightly so.

Claire
26-07-2009, 06:35 PM
There is only one World War I veteran left now apparently. A chap living in Australia who's 108. It'll be a sad day when he dies.

Edit to say his name is Claude Choules.

Deb
26-07-2009, 07:19 PM
With you on this. I watched the documentary a few years back on Harry Patch's experiences...it has stayed with me. I have been reading the histories and obituaries of these guys this last week or two. They deserve to never be forgotten, and at the risk of sounding too dramatic, they have most certainly been toasted in our house as they have passed.

Debbie2
27-07-2009, 04:30 PM
May you all Rest In Peace - I thank you :rose:

mumof2
27-07-2009, 08:00 PM
There is only one World War I veteran left now apparently. A chap living in Australia who's 108. It'll be a sad day when he dies.

Edit to say his name is Claude Choules.

that's right, aren't they just incredible men. :hug2:




With you on this. I watched the documentary a few years back on Harry Patch's experiences...it has stayed with me. I have been reading the histories and obituaries of these guys this last week or two. They deserve to never be forgotten, and at the risk of sounding too dramatic, they have most certainly been toasted in our house as they have passed.


not dramatic at all, i think it's wonderful that you've done that :hug2:

mumof2
27-07-2009, 08:02 PM
Further news on Henry Allinghams funeral, from what i can understand the whole area is to be closed and minor Royals will be attending.

I would expect nothing less....:rose2: