pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

We Will Remember

Waiting to present the wreaths at the Louth Cenotaph.       

The handsome Guardsman, with the red tunic, was here on holiday but came prepared for the Service of Remembrance.

Standing to the right of him is our local hero, Terry, veteran of the Korean War.    He is a wonderful man who suffered greatly as a POW in Korea.

George, also wearing the beret of the Royal Marines, stands directly behind him.

In recent years it has been of great comfort to Terry to know that after all the years of being the sole local representative of the Royal Marines, he now has George to stand beside him.

Terry is 82 years old, a small, dapper, quiet man.   He is immensely popular,  spends much of his time trout fishing, he still goes out to beat for local shoots and finds time for a drink at the local pub.   I know those years as a POW still haunt him, but he gets on with life.   He is unfailingly polite, with beautiful, old-fashioned good manners.   He is not only popular, he is greatly loved.

Today Terry and George will be attending the British Legion Remembrance Service in Louth, along with many other representatives of the Services.

We will all remember.


  1. These quiet men experienced so much when they "did their bit". Jx

  2. I can't even imagine being a prisoner of war, thanks be to all of those who have served.

  3. Oh is a somber day of remembrance. We also remember our veterans here in the States. We are grateful for their service....

  4. Honor and respect those who have served. POW heroes even more . . .

  5. I'm sorry to say that we stood silent in front of our TV. Not much else we could do. But we ALWAYS remember them!

  6. Honor and thanks to all who have served, past, present. And, their families.

  7. Remembering all of those who have given their lives, all of those prepared to give their lives, all of those whose lives have been changed forever, and the wonderful work that the Royal British Legion still does today.

  8. My heart aches for all those service men and women who went to war and came back haunted by personal demons that they suffer silently and with great dignity. Bless them all!

  9. These men (and women) who serve, especially in time of war, will always be remembered. I'm proud that I had family in the military, but reading other blogs, like yours, reminds me there are so many more who deserve our respect, XOXO

  10. Thank God for men like Terry and George! May God bless them both! Thanks for posting this! We all need to remember our heroes.

  11. A great tribute, Elaine.
    Stopping by to say hello.
    Much love,
    Marcia (apron sis #10) ;)

  12. What a nice post and tribute to these men. Thank you!

  13. A great touching tribute!
    My Uncle was a prisoner of war....he would never talk about it.
    We can't even begin to understand how much he and others like him suffered and all for us.
    Lest we forget
    please God never again!

    Amanda :-)


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