Brothers in arms, and other family stories

By mrswoolybill
Every message and plaque carries a glimpse of a family's private tragedy. Grief and loss are not confined to one generation, they cast a shadow over decades to come. It worries me that our leaders today are of a generation that hasn't seen the effects of war at close quarters, on their own turf. It's so much easier for them to wage it on others far away.
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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 7:45AM
Wonderful tributes Moira.


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bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
11 Nov 2011 8:05AM
a great tribute .....
V1 is a cracker...excellent comp and I love the bokeh!

have a good weekend

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:05AM
Great set of tributes Moira
bertie1983 6 12 England
11 Nov 2011 8:09AM
Great set of image.
A wonderful tribute
Nice tribute Moira, so many visit at this special time, and leave their own particularly special message for their family loved ones across the years. I'm sure the pain is very fresh in many hearts as remembrance sunday approaches.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:17AM
I despair with it all
Ray42 10 3 England
11 Nov 2011 8:26AM
A poignant message - a good trio - its a great pity we never learn
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:29AM
Poignant images

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
11 Nov 2011 8:30AM
Precisley, Moira. Sentiments indeed, war what is it good for........absolutely nothing.....Sad
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Nov 2011 8:48AM
Beautiful tributes, Moira. Carol
stokesy 7 2 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 9:02AM
true thoughts on all of them, they take life for granted they have no idea , well done, ronnie
imagio 11 12 1 England
11 Nov 2011 9:10AM
List we forget...
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 9:57AM
We will never forget, Moira: how much I would echo your remarks up top.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
11 Nov 2011 9:58AM
#3 is particularly effective
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 9:58AM
Lovely tribute Moira.. Peter
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Nov 2011 11:04AM
Just right.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 11:13AM
Thanks to everyone who has called in here today, for your interest and understanding.
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 12:25PM
Great Work and very fitting Moira
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
11 Nov 2011 12:26PM
I agree with your statement, it is a never-ending tragedy of life sacrificed.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Nov 2011 1:03PM
A beautiful image Moira and really gets the message across. Your words are so true............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Nov 2011 1:15PM
Three beautiful images and a fine tribute for Remembrance Day, Moira.
Trev Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
11 Nov 2011 1:30PM
Poignant words and images Moira.

Sarah *
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 2:18PM
To lose two sons, so close together .... how did these mothers - and fathers, brothers, sisters - ever get over it?
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 Nov 2011 2:38PM
May they rest in Peace...
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 3:51PM
I agree with your sentiments Moira.
It is far too easy for these leaders to fight a war at their own desks.
Did you see that so called future American presendential candidate on the news ?
He had three points to make,but he forgot what the third one was !!
I fear for the future !!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 4:03PM
Strong words Moira, and too true. Poignant images that portray so much.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 5:45PM
I dont think young men should go off to war they dont have the full experience but war whichever way you look at it is wrong but having said that - sadly there will always be conflict somewhere - good tribute to all the men and women that lost their lives for our country
11 Nov 2011 5:55PM
Three very moving and thought provoking images Moira, a wonderful tribute.

John Smile
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 6:39PM
Very powerful images on a poignant subject Mrs W.
Roly 11 Wales
11 Nov 2011 6:41PM
I agree completely with your sentiments Moira.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 7:13PM
Moira - very well put - I couldn't agree with you more.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
11 Nov 2011 9:01PM
'Superb Trio of fine Images,' Moira, & a Fine 'Tribute Of Remembrance.'

Have a Nice Weekend. Smile

~ Peter
Excellent photo. Lovely of depth of field.
wyatturp 12 2 England
12 Nov 2011 5:53PM
Thank you for your sensitive eye..

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
13 Nov 2011 7:35AM
superb set
#2 is incredibly moving for me
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Nov 2011 8:16PM
A fitting tribute and some fine sentiments you've expressed Moira
RobinF 11 83 1 England
15 Nov 2011 5:59AM

Quote:It worries me that our leaders today are of a generation that hasn't seen the effects of war at close quarters, on their own turf. It's so much easier for them to wage it on others far away.
I think you have summed up the present situation in a nutshell Moira.

A very powerful, emotive and thought provoking set of images.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 7:42AM
These sure were hard times for lots of families............
Nice tribute,
16 Nov 2011 6:25PM
A beautiful Tribute. We will Remember!


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