I think this particular photographic print sums it up perfectly. All these elderly Warriors are getting older, and walking off into the sunset.
I just hope that they, and their former young fallen comrades are never forgotten, and the younger generation grabs onto, and holds the torch and carries on.
The above photograph features former Royal Army Medical Corps soldier Tom Lyons (Tom is on the left, with the white hair and light coloured jacket).Tom was a medical orderly and ambulance driver. He was one of the first soldiers to enter and liberate Belsen Concentration Camp. Sadly Tom passed away in 2001. It was an honour and privilege to have known him.
I should also add that Tom assisted me a great deal with regards this photography project. A fine gentleman and a great loss to mankind.
Kensington Gardens, London, England.
From my The Normandy Veterans - Lest We Forget Project, 1998-2002.
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