Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Gallery: 11.11.11

This weeks theme for The Gallery is 11.11.11, Remembrance Day.  A day where we stop and think and remember all the men and women of the armed forces who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts marking it with two minutes silence and wearing poppies. On Friday I saw a photo on facebook with the caption SEAL OF HONOR--Please meet Landon.. his dad Marine LCPL Carpenter made the ultimate sacrifice while serving with the 3/8 in Afghanistan earlier this year.. a month before his son was born. Never forget the price of freedom. This hit home to me how important we have this day to pay respect and take those two minutes to be silent and remember.

So what did Ben and I do this 11.11.11? Well, it was a busy - we played hide and seek, launched numerous rockets, drew some pictures, made an impressive train track with networks of bridges and surrounded by toy animals, then we went out to watch the real trains with Ben on his trike after which we got home and he fell asleep tired from his days activities.




17 comments:

Notmyyearoff said...

That sounds like a hectic fun day. It's so sad how some dads just don't get to see their babies, and those that have done it to fight for their country is courageous. I don't know if I could ever be that brave.

1978rebecca said...

That's a beautiful photo and one I'm sure you'll treasure forever. 

SusanKMann said...

Beautiful photo with a lovely sentiment behind it and so true x

Mari said...

Gasp - that is an utterly gorgeous photo, what a sweetheart - he's stolen mine :)

Mummy's Space said...

It sure was a busy but fun one :). I agree with you, I don't think I could ever be that brave either.

Mummy's Space said...

Aww thank you! I do love it a lot :)

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you :)

Mummy's Space said...

Aww thank you - he stole mine the first time I saw him :)

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

Really lovely sentiment behind your post and so true so many soldiers dont meet their children and vice versa but those children will be so proud of their deceased parent.
Oh and beautiful photo x

LauraCYMFT said...

What a gorgeous photo! And the background is so fitting with the date! Amazing :)

Nikki said...

Lovely photo and beautiful photo! He is gorgeous!

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you for your lovely comment :)

Funky Weliies said...

Fantastic photo... And a moving post.

Littlesheep said...

beautiful photo

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you!

Mummy's Space said...

Aww thanks :)

Mum2Four said...

Beautiful photo.
I saw the picture of Marine LCPL Carpenter & was moved to tears - we will remember them.

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