Towards the end of her speech, she used the name of one of Vera Lynn’s songs “We’ll Meet Again”. The chorus of the song has these lyrics:
“We’ll meet again, don’t know where don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day”
Keep smiling through, just as you always do”
My good friend Ray Addington, President of Kelly, Douglas & Company, Ltd was to be our honored guest.
A thousand guests jammed the Hyatt Regency Hotel Ballroom to pay tribute to Ray as well as hear and see The Dame Vera Lynn including her blockbuster WWII song “We’ll Meet Again”. She was a smash hit — the audience loved her.
She helped us raise a few million dollars for British Columbian children with special Needs supported by Variety, The Children’s Charity in BC.
A few weeks ago, a friend of my wife Kay sent a copy of one of Dame Vera Lynn’s song, covered by Wartime choir The D-Day Darlings. They performed on the show Britain’s Got Talent in uniform.
During these stressful times, knowing that Dame Vera Lynn is still living at 103 years old, it brought tears to my eyes as the D-Day Darlings sang another one of her famous songs “White Cliffs of Dover” with some very special guests.
Take a few minutes and watch this video from Britain’s Got Talent. Thinking about those friends that “we’ll meet again’…
when this pandemic is over!!!