Mandy talks about how the war touched her family and changed the way that it progressed and how it was a poignant reminder of what was lost during WWI.

My great-grandmother, Daisy, was married to a man named Tom Such. They lived in Lancashire, England with their two children. He was killed in the war, leaving his young family. Daisy remarried and eventually moved to the United States. She had four more children, and was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one of whom is me. 

It is a strange feeling to have, knowing how the war changed the whole course of existence for my family and for so many others. It raises so many “what if” questions. What I know for certain is that I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices made by that generation so that we might live free today.

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