National Memorial Arboretum and A Bomber Command Veteran
Meeting a Bomber Command Veteran
Memorials For Our Families at the National Memorial Arboretum
We stopped off at the Shot at Dawn Memorial. This memorial made me feel pretty angry and disgusted as I began to look through all the names and ages. 17 year olds, 18 year olds?? So many of them not even men. Most of those guys probably signed up eagerly to serve King and Country, but became part of something that was so ghastly, it is still beyond comprehension 100 years later. Sometimes I despair at the thought of these kids fighting in barbaric conditions at that age. Being treated as a coward and dealt with in such an inhumane fashion is incomprehensible.