In Remembrance

Cecil James LeTissier, 5ht Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WW! and Veterans Guard in WWII

Cecil James Le Tissier, 5th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WW! and Veterans Guard in WWII

My father looked a lot like him when he was younger - and my son has the same nose.  Family genes moving through time.

My father looked a lot like him when he was younger – and my son has the same nose. Family genes moving through time.

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.

The first two medal are from grandfather's service in the first war and the second two from his service in the second war.

The first two medal are from grandfather’s service in the first war and the second two from his service in the second war.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

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.

In Remembrance

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to In Remembrance

  1. Denise Whittle says:

    Hi Lynette:
    Thanks for sharing your family history. Like all Canadians we very much appreciate the contribution that your family made to ensure that our freedom is preserved.
    We will remember them.
    Denise

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