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Posted 2 years ago

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walksoftly
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For Remembrance/ Veterans Day I thought I would post this picture in honor Of My Uncle & Grandmother.
My Uncle was KIA June 8, 1944
This photo is of My Grandmother in the garden holding a picture of her deceased son.
She would later be awarded the Memorial Cross or more commonly named Silver Cross.

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thank you for sharing this....
  2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    Yes, thank you.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you, walksoftly. It is a beautiful image of sacrifice. I see that the photograph has been taken outside, and that she is standing behind a table covered by a tablecloth. On the cloth is a vase with a floral arrangement.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, toolate & Chrisnp & you're welcome.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Mani, mustangtony, & ttom, I appreciate it.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love & the kind words miKKo.
    Not being able to bury her son I believe she had to have her own memorial for him.
    It is a moving image, kinda pulls at the heart strings.
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Pulls on mine. So sad.
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love Amber & yes it is sad.
    The circumstances of his death were very difficult on the family & it's probably why I have such strong feelings for a man I never knew.
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love official.
  10. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Mine too! I think it is wonderful that you can feel so much for a man you never new, it just shows how much he must have been loved a continuously remembered. Thank you for sharing walksoftly
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love inky, I appreciate your kind words.
    As long as there is someone to remember him, he lives on.
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Love this Bro !!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry I am not catching everything because I am still not back fulltime . But these are great keepsakes !
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, P R, AR8, gargoyle, chinablue & Petey.
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the double love on this one Bellin.
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the double love Sis, rest up & get well, we miss you here.
  16. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Great Keepsake. Very Touching.
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love & the kind words musikchoo .
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    She looks sad but yet so proud, beautiful moment on film. Its hard to comment on the horrors of the war, condolences to you and your family !~Phil.
  19. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love & the condolences Phil, they are appreciated.

    David
  20. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love JueBoo.
  21. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Happy Thanksgiving Bellin
  22. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    David, moving story and heart stings pulled. Thanks for sharing this memory of the war time scarifices, Less we not forget.
    Kerry
  23. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much Kerry, for the love & the thoughtful comments, they are greatly appreciated.
  24. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Mani.
  25. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 2 years ago
    That's 2 days after D-day. We are so grateful over here. We can't thank the alies and their brave and unselfish soldiers enough !!!! So many dead. Each story heart breaking. Thanks for sharing.
  26. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much Bazel, for the love on this & the kind words.
    So much was sacrificed to get a toe hold on the continent, makes you wonder how it would have turned out if they hadn't fought so hard & gave so much.
  27. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, filmnet.
  28. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 2 years ago
    Russian would have been the main language taught in school.
  29. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    And we wouldn't be chatting here on CW if you spoke Russian!
  30. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 2 years ago
    In my best Russian: ''Da''

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