November 12, 2010

We remember - Nesdoly

Yesterday was the day we paused and remembered the soldiers who have fought and fallen in war. It's no longer just old soldiers we think of -- the ones who fought in World Wars I, II, and the Korean War -- but also young men and women killed recently in Afghanistan (152 since 2002). We ache for their grieving families.

I put together a slide show to commemorate Remembrance Day. It includes photos from celebrations we have attended, as well as murals and cenotaphs in places we have visited.

This poem snippet (also painted on one of the murals) speaks poignantly of the memories of these heroes:
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them"
From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon

(hover mouse over bottom of photo to view the caption and to pause scrolling)

First published November 11, 2010 on promptings.
- By Violet Nesdoly



  1. Violet.... what a wonderful tribute!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Brenda! (Love the new look of the blog - good job.)


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