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Soldier - silhouette

debris4spike in photo_scavenger

Honour


These 2 broaches are both mine, now.

The one on the left was given by a friend of mine to his wife when he went to serve in September 1939 (having been in the Territorial Army); whilst the one on the right was bouth by my Grandfather in 1915 when he went to France, as a gift to his mother.

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I wear both on November 11th each year - in memory of family and friends who served, and returned ... but those memories still linger for them.



My other Grandfather served in the Coldstream Guards between 1919 and 1930 ... my Grandmother made this to celebrate their wedding in 1924. It now hangs on my bedroom wall.

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The brooches are fascinating - I think I like the horse-shoe shaped one even more than the other one.
And that one is almost 100 years old - a lovely gift to have been given by by grandmother.

They both mean a lot to me.
What a lovely way to memorialize them, by wearing those brooches, as well as by hanging your grandmother's tribute to your other grandfather.
Memories and heritage are very important - and a great way to honour their lives in service, as well.
The pins are interesting, but I have to say the wall hanging is just fascinating.
This has certainly been a wonderful category for sharing and remembering.