100 years on from the end of the Great War, today was a day for Remembrance. As most of you are aware I usually paint landscapes but today I took some time out from that and chose to remember Grandad Keeley. I was very young when he died so I have no memories of him as an individual but this is what I do know. If any family members are reading this and would like to add to his story, there is a comments section below.
We're lucky today that most of us will never truly appreciate the horror of war. The lives we lead today and the freedom that we too often take for granted were hard fought for. Grandad Keeley came home. So many people didn't. We should never forget that.