Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mindes soldaterne .. Remembering the soldiers


Skarrildhus var en af de første steder som min svigermor viste til mig efter jeg flyttede til Danmark og jeg syntes at det var så flot! Mads, Albert og jeg besøgte Skarrild for få dage siden fordi jeg ville se "vinter skoven" omkring Skarrildhus og jeg blev ikke skuffet...Skarrildhus var stadig flot!!


Skarrildhus was one of the first places that my mom-in-law showed to me after I moved to Denmark and I thought it was so beautiful! Mads and Albert and I visited Skarrild a few days ago because I wanted to see the "winter look" of the forest and I was not disappointed...it was still beautiful!

Jeg så noget nyt og jeg må sige at min mand viste det til mig denne gang! Jeg driller altid Mads med at hans mor viser alting i Danmark til mig, men denne gang, var han min "turguide"! En meget speciel flyvergrav ligger på Skarrild kirkegård fra anden verdens krig. En britisk flyvemaskine blev skudt ned over Skarrild og de 7 britiske flyvere døde.

This time I saw something new and I must say that my husband showed it to me! I tease Mads all the time that his mom is always showing things to me in Denmark, instead of him! But this time, he was my tourguide! A very special pilots´ grave is in the Skarrild town cemetary from WWII. A British plane was shot down over Skarrild and its 7 British soldiers died.

Jeg synes at flyvegraven er så speciel fordi danskerne ville begrave de 7 mænd i Danmark for at ære dem. Det mindede mig om juni 2005 da jeg stå på kirkegården i Normandiet, Frankrig. Efter min mening er dette en god gestus til familier af soldaterne som død i andre land.

I think that this soldiers´ grave is so special because the Danes wanted to bury the 7 men in Denmark as a way to honor them. It reminded me of June 2005 when I stood in the cemetary in Normandy France. In my opinion this is an incredible gesture to families of soldiers who die in foreign lands!

5 comments:

Bluefish said...

Very significant.

LadyFi said...

Beautiful photos and post.

American in Norway said...

Amazing isn't it? We have so much history around us... My mother in law can tell stories...(I need to get them on video) about when the Nazi's martched into town... took over her school, threw her father in jail.... there are markers of the invasion all over the place...
thanks for sharing...

Stephen J McGinnis said...

wow... i got chillis reading this... that is very cool for one i am still jellous that you go to go to normandy, and now second that you go to see this!! ps hope the house is nice

John Carrier said...

My uncle, an Australian, was one of the crew buried in that grave. In 1991 the ashes of his twin brother (my father) were also buried in the grave with the permission of the Danish government and the people of Skarrild. I returned to Skarrild to visit the grave just three years ago.