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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sombre

This week's FM takes on a sombre outlook, courtesy of the Church Lady

Hello all!

I am hosting Fun Monday for May 31st and since here in the states we are observing Memorial Day, the assignment is to post a photo of something patriotic or post a photo honoring a veteran.
Most towns and villages in the UK have War Memorials, which were erected in memory of the fallen. They were set up to remember the sacrifices of the Great War (WWI). Then the lists of names were added of those lost in WWII.

In my home-town the memorial is in the grounds of the Castle (ruined keep).

A soldier stands with head bowed and rifle reversed.



8 comments:

Mariposa said...

Lovely view and a nice monument! Thanks for sharing.

Jan n Jer said...

My Dad served in WW2 n the Korean War. So important to pay tribute to all brave soldiers. Thanks for sharing.

Sayre said...

What a lovely monument. The head bowed is so eloquent.

Faye said...

Our Memorial Day is like your Remembrance Sunday, I think. I like the idea of towns erecting their own monuments to fallen heroes. The one in your photo is in a lovely setting looking over the town.

Sandy said...

Thank you. May God bless all those families whose members made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

The Church Lady said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing this war memorial in honor of the fallen soldiers in the UK.

anecdotes said...

What a beautiful monument...and so important to honor brave soldiers everywhere...I tend to forget.
Thanks for stopping by...I love your masthead. Makes me want to have a hammock, but then, I don't have two trees close enough together to hang one.
~Swampy~

joangee said...

Thank you all for stopping by, I cherish your comments.
I think my home-town monument is something special, out of the ordinary. Thank you to the Church Lady for letting me share it with you.