VE Day and those who made it possible

Discussion in 'General' started by TTH, May 10, 2015.

  1. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I was looking for a thread on this but didn't see one, so I'll say it myself even if it is a couple of days late.

    Several days ago we marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the downfall of perhaps the worst tyranny that has ever existed on Earth. The Allied victory in Europe was the culmination of years of bloodshed and effort by millions of Allied servicemen and women, a few of whom we are fortunate to have in our midst on this site. As we remember the dead, so we should also give thanks to the living. Because of what they did, several generations of Europeans and Americans have been able to grow up and live in relative peace and prosperity. So, let's say a word of appreciation and lift our hats to Tom, Ron, Joe, Brian, and all the others. We know it wasn't fun, gentlemen, but even on your worst days you can rest assured that it was worth it.
     
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Here here to your comments TTH and would like to add those who were still fighting for peace in the Far East who still had a job to finish

    TD
     
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    TTH

    We did get a few laughs here and there - mainly at the stupidity of it all - but thank you for your comments

    cheers
    Tom
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I will happily second TD's comments and thanks to TTH for his initial statement.
     
  5. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    It's a pity that the improvements made to living conditions in Britain after the war is now in the process of being dismantled by those in power, which make the remembrance seem like lip service.
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Concur with the opening post of TTH.

    We are very lucky to have our vets on this site.

    To Brian, Joe, Ron and Tom, all those who did not live to see the victory, those who did and have died since and those who are still with us, I applaud you.

    Your deeds are remembered by some and sadly unknown to many of these later generations.

    That is the price of Peace.
     
  7. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    TTH

    Let us not forget the Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis, Indians, South Africans, Poles....
     
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