On November 11, is a day of remembrance for those brave men and women who fought courageous, sacrificing their lives, and many sacrifice their lives, for the sake of our freedom. The Poppy is a reminder of those brave men and women who love their country and willing to sacrifice their lives, so we can live in freedom. This quote came from The Poppy Campaign, “Every year, from the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, The Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign. Canadians have donated money to support the services we provide, and to clearly show their recognition of the debt owed to so many Canadians who gave their lives for our freedom.” Remembrance
Below is short account written by Mother or Martha Turkstra- Tigchelaar in her novelette Wherever Go a moving account
“These were days of great anxiety on the home front, for our parents and our church. Our concern was for boys as dad and mom lovingly called them. Needless to say, many prayers went up for each one of them.” Further on page 43, “on May 4th, and 5th, 1945 the Germans finally withdrew the troops. Uncle Wilfred travel throughout Holland. That was time of great rejoicing for our family in Holland, to actually hear, to touch, and see a Turkstra clan in a Canadian uniform. Many Canadians have fallen in the battle to free Holland, and thousands lay buried there. This was truly amazing. Hedser Turkstra, a cousin, told Wilford that Dad’s debt to his family –incurred years earlier to make the move to Canada –was now settled because three of his sons had joined in the fight to free Holland.” When see poppy remember the vets!
On my desk top is a Picture of several medics recusing wounded solders out of harm way. One of them is my uncle.
Hebrew 12; 1; a; 12 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us.