I was reading a book, as I often do and came across this – I thought it fitting.
He had no home, no roots, no family. Absolutely nothing! No family photographs, no family bible that would have recorded the dates of the family lives – the day they were born, the day they were wed and when and how they all died. Everything had been destroyed. Everything. All he had was pictures in his head. That was what the war had done to him. Others had fared just as badly, and some much worse, he chided himself.Exert from “Cockney Courage” Elizabeth Waite, 1999.
The similarities are too close to real life, living in London in the Blitz or in Victoria in 2009. Very very similar.
To those we lost – we won’t forget
To those that survived – we can’t forget
To those that helped – thank-you from the bottom of my heart
Let us not forget – to be prepared is to survive, to be ready to flee is not a sign of weakness it is a sign of wanting to live.
Do what you have to do as a family – don’t be swayed by the voice of others
Let us not forget Black Saturday 2009.