Friday, November 12, 2004

"What did you do during the War, Dad?"

"What did you do during the War, Dad?"

This question was asked of a World War II veteran who flew bombing missions in Europe, including the raid on Dresden that incinerated 100,000 people. He rarely would talk of the War.

Finally, the Dad's response - "I burned women and children alive in their cellars".

Imagine having to live with that knowledge for 60 years.

Those who have been to Hell and back rarely ever talk about the experience.

Remember those who have died for our freedom and honour those who have had to live with the burden of seeing Hell in person.