This man died today, he may look like any other old person but he was the last remaining combat veteran of The 1st World war. He joined the navy at 14 and had a 41year military career, published his 1st book at 108 and he was 110 when he passed away. No matter what your view on war, people like this deserve all our thanks. Governments start wars and the people fight them.
RIP Claude Stanley Choules.
so so so much respect
This needs more notes. He was the last living piece of history connected to WWI. A part of me dies when I think about how many people regard history as unimportant. Look at this man and tell me he wasn’t important.
I expect all of my followers to reblog this.
What a trooper, he will be missed.
I know that I am no where near perfect and it breaks my heart when you get upset because I can’t see myself the way that you see me. Please understand that I have grown up being called ugly, fat worthless. That I have grown up being bullied by many, without love or friends. I am trying so hard…
I will always reblog things like this, it won’t ruin your blog or the look of it, and this could potentially save a life.
I’ve spent many days longing for your arms.
When I’m cold, when I’m tired, when I’m sleepy, when I’m depressed…..(And I feel all of those at this very moment.)
Lord, please make his arms my safe place. I’ll know he’s from You when I feel perfectly secure in his arms; when I feel Your love through his.
Still waiting, darling.