Mr Bernard Jordan, after learning he wouldn’t be allowed to go to Normandy for the remembrance services this year, gave his carehome attendants the slip by saying he was going for a walk, and went anyway. He got himself a hotel for the night and then hopped on the ferry to France the next morning.
Every time I think of him I smile. He made it all the way to France and took part in the services. His gutsy determination is inspirational. How many of us stop short of making our dreams come true due to some fiddling little obstacle? I figure quite a lot. Well, this wonderful gentleman proves the only thing stoppping us is us.
This last photo is of him on his way back to Britain. Well done Bernard! And thank you! Wish I could give you a big hug. :-)