I have always had incredible respect for those who have served our Country. In the past & Now.
My Grandpa fought in World War II as well as my great-uncle. They both lived. Although my
uncle lived for a very long time in a concentration camp & barley survived. My Grandpa is my Hero.
I cannot even imagine the courage that it would take to gear up, buck up & go defend your country,
your children & your wives. I am so incredibly grateful for the freedom that I have, and I cannot
think about it without tears welling up in my eyes. My grandpa never talked about the war for
many years. My dad said that he never heard him say anything about it. You could see such pain
in his eyes. By the time us kids were teenagers, he started talking about it a little bit. In bits & pieces.
The stuff that he could manage to share. My grandpa met & married my grandma in England.
She was his little English war bride. We just adore her! (on her shirt in the pictures
below, if you look closely, you can see a ship pin. Its the Queen Mary that she came
over on. Grandma is still with us, however grandpa
passed away about 4 years ago. He is missed dearly.
This summer I photographed a brides wedding. Her brother & best friend Joel was recently killed in the war. My heart wept for her & her family as I looked through his mementos & photos & realised the sacrifice that they had made for ME.
I challange you to teach your children about the price that was paid for their freedom.
My Grandma &
Edmonton Wedding Photographer