Saturday, 17 November 2012

Commemorating the Fallen

In November a small group of guys went for a weekend Wargaming show in Antwerp, Belgium called Crisis.
On the way we dropped in to the Canadian Cemetery at Adagem, where one of our party (David), knew of a grave of his Wife's great Uncle,John Reeves who died shortly after D-Day, in September 44. He was a Marine from 48 Commando and was 28 years of age There are approximately 1000 graves here and although the vast majority are Canadians, other nationalities are there from Polish, French and British.
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The central monument with another wreath, laid on behalf of the Club The grave yard is very well maintained and the Canadian Maple trees made it all the more poignant. a very moving experience for me. 
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Here is the specific grave we came to lay a wreath at
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David at John Reeves Grave
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                                   They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
                                   Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                                   At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
                                                    We will remember them.