Solemn ceremonies of remembrance

Discussion in 'The Hall of Remembrance (Memorials)' started by aedrasteia, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. aedrasteia

    aedrasteia Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    58
    especially for Tez and our British friends and colleagues.

    This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance | Travel | Smithsonian

    my father was born in 1908 - hard to believe, I know. He grew up in the shadow of the Great War, the first war engulfing much of the world. He knew the history, the battles, the devastation. He knew the songs and taught them to me. I've come to see he was right: that the reverberations from that conflict continue today: the "middle" east; European recovery; the dissolution of the British empire; the economic reverberations affecting the US; Chinese and Russian transformation and more.

    The commemoration of that shock merits close attention, despite the distractions of contemporary events. For me, the modern world begins with this unimaginable time.

    Solemn ceremonies of remembrance seem the bare minimum.
     
  2. Buka

    Buka Grandmaster

    • MartialTalk Mentor
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    9,421
    Likes Received:
    5,970
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Maui
    I enjoyed looking at that, hadn't seen or heard of it before. My dad fought in WW1, he was born in 1888.
     

Share This Page