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Post by Norcalgal Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:34 pm

@GuardianAngel Thank you for posting all the remembrances for our veterans from around the globe. So fitting. When we visited the American Cemetery in Normandy, I asked what happened to the German soldiers that died during the D-Day invasion. After the war, Germany was a broken, poor country and they didn't have funds to build a nice resting place for their fallen. Many think they don't deserve it but I've learned that most of the armed forces were not Nazis - they were conscripted into military service. I know parents of all persuasions mourn their children who die in war.


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Post by GuardianAngel Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:09 pm

@Norcalgal my mother has stories. I cannot imagine living through what she did. She lost her dad in the war. The soldiers were all told to go to the train station, but it was a set up. It was bombed and most of them were killed.

When I last went to Italy, we went to that train station and saw my grandfather's name on the monument.

World War II led to the devastation of the station premises. On 8 December 1943, Allied planes bombed the station, claiming hundreds of civilian and military casualties. In 1951, the passenger building was rebuilt in 1951 as a project of the architect Roberto Narducci.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Aquila_railway_station

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https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/7184/War-Memorial-Sulmona.htm


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Post by Mommyof2 Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:13 am

Hi all! 👋 Sorry I have been MIA lately. My kids take up a lot of my time and we also moved to a new town last August. I haven't even had time to watch The Bachelor/Ette lately. Can you believe my oldest will be starting high school next fall? It seems like yesterday he was a toddler. Hope all is well with everyone! Take care! Mommyof2 😊
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Post by GuardianAngel Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:39 pm

@Mommyof2 handwave high school??? what? I remember when he was a toddler and you were Mommyof1 !!!



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