I was a reluctant curate's wife but I'm learning that being married to a curate isn't that bad - especially here on the edge of the moor.
My grandfather was shot (not dead) at Gallipoli and my dad was in Bomb Disposal during WW2, so there's not much chance of forgetting in our family. All very sobering.
Hi Isabelle, It is sobering how many families (like yours) are still affected today.
Australia remembers Remembrance Day as well. Significant Other's grandfather was at Gallipoli where he received a Military medal 'for extreme bravery under heavy fire' ... he had many trips down to the beach for ammunition and water. He then served in Egypt and the Western Front; his son served in WWII as a engine and airframe fitter, meeting his wife at the air base in England. Significant Other was born in England and his Mum and he came to Australia after the war was over.
I was in New York City last Friday, and just happened to walk into Grand Central Terminal at exactly 11 o'clock. At that very moment, kilt-clad New York Policemen started to play bagpipes in tribute to all veterans. It was an amazing moment. So, be sure, I will never forget ... and I will never forget where I was on 11/11/11 @ 11 !!PS My English great auntie lost her husband in WWI