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Three men, survivors of World War 1, combined age, 330 years.
We owe so much to them, and to the ones that did not come back.

Posted at 11th Nov 2008 - 06:38PM   Posted by Elizabethd   Cenotaph today Comments: 10

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Toady's Avatar I watched it on the TV and was very touched. Three very fine gents indeed.

Posted by: Toady on 11th Nov 2008 at 06:44PM

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Woozle1967's Avatar I watched this today with a lump in my throat. So poignant and, yes, true heroes, one and all.

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 11th Nov 2008 at 06:45PM

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Faith's Avatar I watched too. I just can't get over how old they are! 108, 110 and 112. It doesn't seem possible to be able to live that long! I kept staring at Harry Patch (110) and thinking no way do you look that old. It must be incredible to meet one of those gentlemen - you must feel so priviliged. It was wonderful that all three were there for the 90th anniversary of the end of WW1. God bless them.

Posted by: Faith on 11th Nov 2008 at 06:49PM

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I watched too! Lovely wasn't it?

I do worry that these times and all of the sacrifices might be forgotten when these last 3 men have passed on.

I hope that there will be a way to continue to remember, for yuoung and old alike.

Posted by: Crucifix on 11th Nov 2008 at 07:48PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Their age is doubly remarkable considering what they went through. Very dignified gentleman.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th Nov 2008 at 08:24PM

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Lawyerlady's Avatar A debt that can never be repaid but which can at least be recognised and appreciated.Bless them all.

Posted by: Lawyerlady on 11th Nov 2008 at 09:25PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Such a thought provoking event....

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 11th Nov 2008 at 09:49PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar And the oldest tried so hard to stand and place his wreath himself but sadly he couldn't make it. But he got the nearest to it of the three!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th Nov 2008 at 09:52PM

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Mountainear's Avatar Hear, hear. Brave man indeed.

Let us remember too the young men and women who continue to represent our country in conflict, some of whom pay the ultimate price and some of whom find their lives changed forever by injury or experience.

x

Posted by: Mountainear on 11th Nov 2008 at 10:45PM

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Camilla's Avatar They have such remarkable ages Faith, especially what these very brave men went through in fighting for our king and country during the War. I hope that they will be remembered and not forgotten.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Nov 2008 at 12:30AM

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