100 years World War One ended 100 years ago. As an Australian, each year we observe one minutes silence on Remembrance Day at the 11 th Hour on the 11th Day of the 11th Month. The ‘Last Post’ is played on the bugle. And, the ‘Ode of Remembrance’ is cited: ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.’  Lest We Forget. #RemembranceDay #1MS #Armistice100 #TYFYS Lest we forget Lest we forget those who never came home. Those who lie in known and unknown graves. Those whose remains linger where they lay and remain missing. They are commemorated on Memorials to the Missing, like Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, like my great-grandfather, Walter Lindley.  Lest we forget the families torn apart as they could not lay their loved ones in their final resting place. Lest we forget those who came home but bore the physical
The next season of the TV series Vikings is nearly here. And, it reminds me of my family history research. S omeone traced my family tree back to the brother, Sigurd, that Ivar killed in Vikings. I don't know if it's been verified or not! So, I don't know if it's true or not! I just find it interesting that someone could trace a family line back to Ragnar and his sons whether it's true or not. So, it makes it a bit eerily to watch, especially Ragnar's sons do battle. But then, if I wasn't interested in my family history, I would never have known and followed the breadcrumbs that someone left in tracing it back to them. Whether it was a true or false claim. It just leaves me to wonder. And, it makes history even more fascinating to me cause of all the ancestors that I stumble across. And, I want to learn about the kind of lives that they might have led.