Lest we forget…

Honour Guard ~ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

 

For The Fallen

Laurence Binyon, Cornwall, 1915

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flash of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, Arlington Cemetery

Presenting Arms for the Changing of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

“How many deaths will it take ’till he knows that too many people have died?”                                                                                  Bob Dylan, Blowin’ In The Wind

A Life Cut Short ~ Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Flags of the Fathers ~ Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington VA

Helping Hands Together ~ Iwo Jima Memorial

Women at War ~ The Mall, Washington DC

War Fatigue ~ The National World War II Memorial, Washington DC

The Passing Parade of Fallen ~ Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

Names of the Fallen ~ Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

Washington, DC photos taken 10th October, 2010.  Photos from Arlington,VA taken 11th October, 2010.

Lest we forget.

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  • Signe Westerberg - November 11, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    God Bless our Military, where ‘ere they be.

    Bring our men and women home.ReplyCancel

  • gabe - November 10, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    always relevantReplyCancel

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