Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Eleventh Hour








These are taken at the National Aboretum Memorial near Burton upon Trent where the various armed forces are remembered with a reverent silence .

I couldn't do as I normally would tweet or Instagram as I go .

Respect.

Is called.

For.

When you see name upon name reaching out to you.

Words upon wreaths .

"Remembered and not forgotten"

There is space upon the walls for names to be carved if only it would stop but it won't sadly , we need to honour those who serve in the name of peace.

I remember .

Will you .

27 comments:

  1. A sobering and beautiful post

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  2. Very striking pictures. Totally agree with the need for respect and reverence at places like this. A place for reflection and thought.
    The passing of the stretcher is thought provoking - passing to a woman and child.

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  3. Fantastic pictures and lovely words, a very emotional place to visit! #Point+Shoot

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  4. Excellent pictures and poignant words. x

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  5. Stunning photos with such meaning behind them. So many lives lost, lives yet to be lost. A sobering thought.

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  6. Really striking photos. Really makes you stop and think x

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  7. Stunning photos. The First World War in particular was such a watershed, we know so little, and yet too much about the horrors and reality behind the myths.

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  8. Beautiful photos and poignant post x

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  9. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words x

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  10. Lovely photos. I can imagine it is a very emotive place to visit.

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  11. Makes you stop and think. Thank you for sharing x

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  12. aw i love this post, makes you realise how much we can take things for granted x

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  13. Beautiful post.

    Beautiful and touching x

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  14. We have visited such places and they are so peaceful and poignant

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  15. A wonderful memorial...lovely photos.

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  16. We live not far from there and took Harrison in 2012. Its a stunningly beautiful place. I felt bad when Harrison wanted to run around on the grass but one elderly gentleman who fought in the war said that it was beautiful seeing a child so carefree, and that the soldiers who are remwbered there would have moved it, which I thought was lovely

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  17. What striking pictures! Your words are very appropriate and well paced. We do need to stop and think.

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  18. Beautiful photos and words. The architecture and symmetry is lovely too. x

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  19. A powerful post. Those images are remarkable.

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  20. You're right, it's monuments like these make you stop and think. That silence isn't hard to do x

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  21. In rememberance to all those fallen

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  22. I think most people will remember... I would like to hope they will

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  23. Fab post, beautiful photos and words

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  24. What a great post and lovely photos. I've never heard of the place but it's somewhere I'd now like to go and see.

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  25. Always, never forget. Very dramatic photographs and incredibly poignant words.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

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