Friday 8th May
“We can’t hold the parades and street celebrations we enjoyed in the past, but all of us who were born since 1945 are acutely conscious that we owe everything we most value to the generation who won the Second World War.” – Boris Johnson (8th May 2020)
There can be few of us who are not aware that today is VE day. In my house we are very aware of how much was given up by so many to give us our freedom but we can only imagine the immense relief that was experienced in 1945.
The image of these children celebrating while standing in someone’s bombed out home tugs at my heartstrings. “My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not victory of a party or of any class. It’s a victory of the great British nation as a whole.” – Winston Churchill.
1945 – Hanging Out The Bunting
It is a Fact that in our house we don’t do things by half, today is no exception. Bright and early this morning we were digging into the backs of cupboards to bring out our very British celebratory flags and bunting.
Decorating the fencing over the lane
Even the mares and foals showed an interest in what was going on.
And finally the top of our driveway
This evening we will share a victory meal in the garden (I will be at a 2m distance), and if it wasn’t for the coronavirus the whole family would have been here celebrating just like the 1945 street party.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Wdnesday Challenge Awareness from Weekly Prompts
http://weeklyprompts.com/2020/05/06/wednesday-challenge-awareness Also linked to Fandango’s https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/08/fowc-with-fandango-fact/ and RDP https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/rdp-friday-relief/
Black and white photos courtesy of Google.