Little kids don't really need all that much stuff in order to learn their ABCs geography and the times tables. This school is ranked very highly and is marvelously diverse. I see the kids coming and leaving and they look and sound happy in this old school.
The ship doesn't look like much does she? She lies on a beach on the coast of France surrounded by soldiers. Churchill called it England's finest hour. Over 338,000 allied troops were safely removed from the beach at Dunkirk. Not everyone made it. Not all of those that went to save those men came back.
Well built and kept buildings will endure as will the education they deliver to the young minds that really are so eager to learn. Courage is going to endure and perhaps England will endure for a thousand years. The eagles are pretty solid and they only get worn for about 8 years every generation. They may prove the most ephemeral. Still, they look brand new and might survive another generation. It's a different world and who knows, maybe my little pilot will want to serve in the military too.
I didn't know the Army and Navy officer insignia were different sizes, so there's my "something new" for the day. I think it's a great good thing those eagles were kept in the family. One doesn't see much of that any longer.ReplyDelete
Navy collar devices were about half the size. I'm not sure any of the armed forces wear collar devices anymore. We seem to have moved to patches and shoulder stuff. In the Navy we covered all the bits, sleeve stripes, collar points, shoulder boards. Unlike the Marines we mostly just wore one style at a time. :)ReplyDelete
Most of the kids of the Class of '57 signed up and stayed on to fight in OEF and OIF before we aged out. There's a new generation out there now, just not nearly as many.