My grandfather, Cecil James Le Tissier served in both the First and Second World Wars. My father, Maurice Cecil Le Tissier was in the Navy for ten years, and started his service with the Korean War. Service was a significant part of their lives.
I was a child of the 60’s, a teenager in the 70’s and as I was taught to “Remember” in school. I was also taught by the music I listened too and the books I read that “War” was wrong, unnecessary, and accomplished nothing.
What I have learned over the years is that while “War” is wrong it is sometimes necessary; it does have a purpose; and that “Remembrance” is only a very small way of thanking those that serve.
The only necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing – Edmund Burke.
My Grandfather served with the 54th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WWI. He wanted to serve in WWII as well. Because of his age he was only accepted as part of the veterans guard.
My father sailed into a Korean Port just as the conflict ended. I am grateful that he is still around today to share his stories of my Grandfather.