LEST WE FORGET By Kathleen Lawless
Tomorrow marks the day dedicated to pay tribute to all our brave veterans, past and present. These vets are the true heroes and heroines, many making the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free. One hundred years ago the First World War raged in Europe affecting everyone, no matter where they lived.
My grandfather was one of twin boys. At age 17, their mother wouldn't allow them both enlist so they flipped a coin and off he went, proud to serve his country With the special telepathy of twins, his brother knew when 'mate' was wounded. He was one of the first returning vets at barely 18 years of age and no doubt suffering PTSD which no one even knew about in 1915.
Many fellow authors pay tribute to our veterans as heroes and heroines starring in our love stories. As I pin on my poppy and observe a moment of silent thanks tomorrow, I can only hope and pray that every veteran alive receives the help, the support, the heartfelt gratitude from society for their part in the battle for our rights and freedom. Thanks to them we are able to write what we want, when we want, in a society with no censorship.