A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

In Flanders Fields  by John McCrae, May 1915        In Flanders fields the poppies blow   Between the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, fly    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Pinwheel Poppies - A Remembrance, Armistice or Veteran's day activity - Mum In The Madhouse- Mum In The Madhouse

Pinwheel Poppies - A Remembrance, Armistice or Veteran's day activity - Mum In The Madhouse- Mum In The Madhouse

Remembrance day, when I was a kid, the veterans used to sell poppies, I never realized the significance of it till now.

Remembrance day, when I was a kid, the veterans used to sell poppies, I never realized the significance of it till now.

Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning.    http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/22/don-mccullin-southern-frontiers-interview    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/30/style/30iht-don.t.html?pagewanted=all

Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/22/don-mccullin-southern-frontiers-interview http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/30/style/30iht-don.t.html?pagewanted=all

"November pierces with its bleak remembrance Of all the bitterness and waste of war. Our silence tries but fails to make a semblance Of that lost peace they thought worth fighting for...." - opening lines of "Silence" by Malcolm Guite

"November pierces with its bleak remembrance Of all the bitterness and waste of war. Our silence tries but fails to make a semblance Of that lost peace they thought worth fighting for...." - opening lines of "Silence" by Malcolm Guite

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

The much loved Tony Hart (1925 – 2009) was an English artist and children's television presenter. He was an officer in a Gurkha regiment but became famous for being a children's presenter and artist on television shows such as Vision On, Playbox, Take Hart and Hartbeat, often accompanied by Morph. He also created the Blue Peter ship logo.

The much loved Tony Hart (1925 – 2009) was an English artist and children's television presenter. He was an officer in a Gurkha regiment but became famous for being a children's presenter and artist on television shows such as Vision On, Playbox, Take Hart and Hartbeat, often accompanied by Morph. He also created the Blue Peter ship logo.

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