With the passage of time and without care, I believe we are doomed to forget.
Elsie Reford made a study of remembrance; shortly after hostilities ended, she embarked on a pilgrimage to the battlefields of France and through the battered towns of Belgium. This was her way of honouring the memory of the men she had known who did not return. Her son Bruce was wounded, but among the fortunate who survived.
Elsie tended memory, much as she tended to her garden. She kept her wartime correspondence her entire life, a keepsake of a lost world.
– Viveka Melki
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