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Friday, November 11, 2016

Armistice Day/Veteran's Day

This was going to be a Five on Friday post with Amy over at  Love Made My Home but things aren't going too well with her and her family right now so no Five on Friday. Sending hugs her way. I'm still going to do my post.

I thought that as it is Armistice Day in England and Veteran's Day in the US that I would share with you some wonderful memorials.

Last year about this time my daughter was spending her last semester (term) studying in Washington D.C. We were lucky enough to go visit her for a few days - someone had to pick her up at the end up it! I've never been to a big city over here. To be truthful, I'm not a fan of really big cities. Everyone seems in too much of a hurry. But I knew that it would (probably) be my only opportunity to visit Washington D.C.

I'm glad to say I really enjoyed going there. There is so much to see and most of it is free! The museums and memorials are free, as was seeing the Christmas Tree at the White House and the Botanical Gardens. I really would like to go back again. There are some fantastic war memorials there.

 

The Vietnam War Memorial Wall. This was simply quite stunning and very moving.  There are 58,272 names on the wall. Almost 1200 of those are listed as missing. I have wanted to see this memorial for a long time. It is truly humbling.

Along with this, The Women's Vietnam Memorial.





These are stunning pieces of art as well as very fitting tributes.



Korean War Memorial.






And the World War II memorial.

In my hometown of Ipswich a lovely, fitting tribute in the beautiful Christchurch Park.





Beautiful floral tribute on the anniversary of World War One at Colchester Castle.


On this day I would like to say thanks to all who gave their lives. Also thanking those who serve including my dear husband who was in the American Air Force for ten years.

Lest We Forget.


6 comments:

  1. A lovely tribute.
    I am thrilled that we have been paired for the Christmas card swap. email me your address to mamasmercantile1@gmail.com and I will get one in the post for you.

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  2. We've been wearing our poppies with pride. The statues in the photos are quite awe inspiring. So many wars, so many dead, so much to be thankful for xx

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  3. Those memorials brought a lump to my throat

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    1. They are quite stunning. I was so lucky to be able to visit them.

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  4. Wonderful tribute. Those who served in the Viet Nam war really had it tough because of their treatment upon return. So sad for them.

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    1. They did. It was so stirring standing there and looking at all those names.

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