I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day.
On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and future.
My thoughts are particularly with my great uncle, Myron Clarence Harrington who was killed on October 9, 1943 when the bomber on which he was an air gunner was shot down. He was only 30 years of age (the oldest member of the plane’s crew - all were killed). I have heard a few stories about him, but with the passage of time, not too many stories have survived, but we try to keep them alive as best we can.
He, and his crew mates are buried in Becklingen War Cemetery located in the village of Becklingen, North of Hamburg (here is a photo of his grave from the terrific organization - The Maple Leaf Legacy Project).