#AtoZChallenge U for Uniform – Lest we forget.  

U for Uniform – 25 April ANZAC Day. Lest we forget.

On ANZAC Day we often hear the phrase “Lest we forget”. It’s to remind us not to forget the ultimate sacrifice so many made to protect our freedom.

Lest we forget.

My father in his WW2 uniform taken by a street photographer.

Each ANZAC Day we stop and remember the men and women that sacrificed to protect our freedom. Many never came home like my fathers uncle, Francis Kitto, who died in WWI of the Spanish Flu. I’m definitely most fortunate my father survived, coming back to live in New Zealand. About 10 years after the war he married and started a family.

Family History Vital Statistics

Ernest Eric Scott Kitto b. 1917 d.2000
Francis Kitto b.1881 d.1918

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I welcome comments. What does ANZAC or Memorial Day mean to your family?

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7 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge U for Uniform – Lest we forget.  ”

  1. Another amazing photo, Fran. One of my sisters still has my dad’s WWII navy uniforms (navy blue for winter, white for summer). And my dad also had an uncle who died in the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in some ways as devastating as war.

  2. Yes, it’s important to remember lest we forget.
    What a blessing to have your father return. Your father’s expressions have been captured so beautifully by this street photographer. You must feel lucky to have access to this picture.
    U is for Uttarakhand

    1. Yes I was glad when my cousin gave it to me.
      So many cultures destroy their past. We need to remember the good and the bad so we can learn from history.

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