|Gordon H Smith|
"Old Sweat (Puddle Jumper)"
Membership Level: Basic
Mac,A very interesting story and I’m sure a very moving and solemn occasion.Strange as it may seem the only people who tend the German War Graves in Belgium and France are the German school children who visit the cemetaries each year on school trips.
Last year on a trip to Ypres and the Menin Gate we visited many WW1 Cemetaries which are looked after by the Commonwealth War Graves Commision and the local inhabitants.These cemetaries are in an immaculate condition with neatly cut lawns and not one weed in sight.It would seem that many of the German elders dont seem to care as much as we do.If it wasn’t for those school children then those graves would soon be forgotten.
Upon reflection I think the German cemetary I visited was at Langemark.And yes I did leave a poppy behind when I left.
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