Some years ago my husband was given these medals by his father. They in turn had belonged to his father who had served in WW1.
Earlier in the year on the anniversary of the start of WW1 I wanted to do a post about them to share with you, but I had put the medals away in a safe place that turned out to be so safe that I couldn't find it.
Eventually they turned up in a very safe place and all was well, but by then it was too late to do the post. I put the medals back in their safe place and got them out today to take some photographs for a post tomorrow about Armistice Day.
When I started to look at the photographs that I had taken of the medals I realised that I really didn't know enough about the medals or the man who won them to write about him and them. So I have written a different post for tomorrow. In the meantime though, it still seemed appropriate to share these medals with you as I am so grateful for my husbands grandfathers service and for that fact that he came home again.
I will do some more research and share the information with you another time, but in the meantime, I share these with you. I will also research how to clean them as I see how grubby they are!
Thanks for those who served and serve their country has always been important in my family, and I hope that it always will be. So not only am I thankful to the many members of my own family who have served their country in various ways, I am grateful to you and your family members as well.