Sunday, 11 November 2012

Rememberance Day

 
Heroism is latent in every human soul.... However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself—For some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.
- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,
Memorial Day 1897 


 

4 comments:

  1. Through all generations, we will remember.

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  2. Nice photos. I was reminded of the First World War dead a couple of weeks ago when I visited the Commonwealth War Graves in Baghdad. The dead were from the Mesopotamian Campaign and the rebellion in the 1920s. It was a lonely and quiet place in the midst of an otherwise crowded and chaotic city. I'll be doing a post about it for Osprey Publishing's blog probably next week.

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    1. Thanks Sean, the second is at the Boer War Memorial in York. It's incredible how many CWGC graves are dotted around the world, often in such locations as you describe - look forward to seeing your post!

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