Sorry to use the gallery instead of my Blog-page. But to let you enlarge the picture, I post it in here. Because so many of you lost one or several relatives in those horrible battle fields, I wanted you to see the flowers on the stairs of the Menin Gate. In my November-blog "Mia", I told you about the ceremony at 11am with thousands of people watching the firemen playing "The Last Post" and the lonely Scottish piper. Yesterday we went to Ieper and I took this picture so you can see, they are not forgotten! There were also poppies attached next to individual names on the walls, so some relatives were there too. In one of the speeches there was a very emotional phrase (it is on the war memorial at Kohima): "When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today"!!! I think this is moving. And to everyone of you who lost someone here in Flanders, I say: WE will never forget!
About the Artist
I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…View full profile