Lest we forget


Photo of statues at the American Cemetary in Madingley, courtesy of J.

In a year where servicemen have been asked not to wear uniforms in public, due to abuse from the general public, I wanted to mark this armistice day.

It has become so easy to associate the armed forces with unpopular political decisions, with 'hot potato' current events, even with the UK being in America's pocket.  Let's not forget those who, past and present, have given their lives in times of true need.  From anywhere in the world.

P.S. Please do click the photo for bigger; I don't know why it won't show full size.  It's one of my *very* favourites that J has shot, and almost always makes me tear up.


  • That is a stunner of a photograph. Beautiful. As a veteran my ownself, daughter of a WWII veteran, and wife of a once and future veteran, I thank you especially.

    11th November 2008
  • we had 2 min silence outside Anglia Ruskin today on East Rd, I was really disappointed with turn out, esp as lecturers had scheduled breaks to include 1100.

    11th November 2008
  • The Dragon

    Thank you Ota.

    12th November 2008
  • It is so sad that individuals who choose to serve their countries are sometimes singled out in a negative fashion just to make a so-called political point. Thank you for this wonderful post and fine photo.

    16th November 2008

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