Cycling through Italy in 06, we passed Salerno and saw this green bit of land, which looked like a piece of England. It was, mostly british war garves. We stopped and asked a guy if it would be ok to sit and have lunch on the grass, not wanting to cause offense, the gentleman replied " Do you not think the people buried here would like this" to which I replied, after some thought, " yes they would love it, they after all died for the freedom I have to cycle up and have a picnic lunch with them"
Seemed to have made his day, as he requested we sign the book of remembrance. I did feel better for it as I said a little prayer and thanked them for what they did. 1700 british men died and most had not reached their 21 birthday. Humble, well it made me insignificant touring about on a cycle.
Last edited by JoeLonghair; 11-12-07 at 10:12 AM.