Thursday, 6 August 2009

Rest in Peace Private Patch

I can't help but be moved by the funeral of the last surviving British Tommy from the trenches of World War I - he was 111. Harry Patch wanted his funeral to spread a message of peace and reconciliation.  He wanted people from both sides to be present at his funeral and he wanted no guns or cannons fired.  He was a gentle peaceful man and we are proud of him. Read it here.


Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing this. GOD BLESS, andrea

SQUELLY said...

Thank You- you are so very welcome! Blessings!

Laura said...

Amazing heart.

SQUELLY said...

He really was quite a man- to want to unite people even in death because he saw what destruction and distance did.


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