Today was Remembrance Day and of coarse its not only for the 2 world wars but all the wars even the recent ones where we have lost so many Service Men and woman and aslo the dogs that have given their lives.
Yesterday, our Chief Executive Clarissa Baldwin OBE attended a special remembrance service at the Animals in War monument on London’s Park Lane. The Animals in War Memorial service is organised by Dogs Trust and the Petplan Charitable Trust annually, in memory and admiration of the thousands of animals who have died serving alongside their human allies, and is attended by representatives from many different animal charities. Hundreds of dogs have been used in wartime to run messages, lay telegraph wires, detect mines, dig out bomb victims and act as patrol dogs. Many of these bold dogs battled on despite suffering injuries, showing courage beyond belief and immense loyalty to their handlers. Clarissa is pictured here with Louis the chocolate Labrador, who is lucky enough to have found his forever home. She commented: “The Animals in War Memorial is a fitting tribute to the millions of animals who, through no choice of their own, served bravely alongside our servicemen and woman during military conflicts.
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Even Ray was wearing his National Serviceman Medal in support of all the National service men he served with as they to fought in Cypress and other places in and after the war had finished.
I was 15 when I took Rays photo here in Malvern when I went to see his Passing out Parade xx
The rest of the day has been taken up by dog walks and housework.
So that’s why Im still here I have so so many friends that have seen me through with so much love –keep loving me through my ups and downs then xxx and thanks so much for all your support xx
Linda wrote on her blog –As Amanda pointed out in her blog, more people die each year in the UK as a result of mesothelioma than are killed in road traffic accidents – one death every five hours in fact.
No i thought where are they getting that from and Ray googled for me and we came up with a report and worked it out how many in every 5 hours –I had to write to her -Linda I had to work that out as I though 1 death every 5 hours –but heck you are right frightening!!!
Its nice to see Steve is back on his feet while going through Chemo -such a horrible time, and I know why he doesnt want to move out of the house, you just loose all your strength.