Today we remember the fallen of the two World Wars and all the other conflicts over the past century. This year is particularly special because it marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, which was hoped to be “the war to end all wars.” Those of us who enjoy a life of freedom and democracy should always be grateful for the sacrifice of our servicemen who gave their all to that end.
Here is the remembrance page I made in my art journal.
Let us also remember those who will live the rest of their lives suffering from the wounds they received, serving their country, and their families, and the families of those who did not return.
My grandfather, who served with the Royal Engineers in World War I. He had two very close friends and they all volunteered together. Their plan was to start their own engineering works after the war, but my grandfather was the only one to survive.