Today we celebrated Remembrance day.
Down stairs they had a shrine, with all the current vets in the home. My dad’s name was absent from the list, he has no medals, or awards or acknowledgment of his contribution.
He was a freedom fighter in the Serbian hills defending his home land, taking out and ambushing Nazi tanks and battalions. He and his buddies took out a lot of Nazi solders, and took prisoners and treated them humanly, our family and his old friends told me he was brilliant in the hills, mans man. He was captured and Spent 2 years in several concentration/labour camps making his way to Canada after his 3rd escape.
Hitler crushed entire Europe by September 1941. His troops were rushing toward Moscow seemingly invincible. At this, very moment of the peek of Hitler's power his troops were defeated in rebellious Serbia. Just look what united Serbs could do! This kind of site was impossible to see anywhere else in the world: long column of defeated, captured German Nazi soldiers. The prisoners are escorted through Uzice, central Serbia, by both Partisan and Chetnik troops.
Click here My Dad and his Brothers
Who knows what the hell he went through in the camps, he don’t remember but he was not the same man that left the family farm. When he was reunited with them in 86, they cried, did not know him to be brother that left.
I grew up with a loving dad, but no guidance. Not a bad thing either.
Today we had some vandal’s spray paint some crap on a vet memorial and a kid in London was arrested for burning a poppy. Outrageous yes, slap em in the face sure, but a crime, no.
The Irony, the very thing our guys gave up their lives for. Freedom, freedom of expression is slowly being taken away from us.
We now have hate crimes, output an expression that is overly offensive to religion and religious groups, or any other special interest group you’re going down on serious charges. Disgusting, our dads and grand fathers fought for that?
So to all the soldiers who made it back or didn’t in ww1 or ww2
I humbly honour you.
To the dead and injured in our volunteer mercenary empire building wars I respect you. And will wear a poppies for all.