Saturday, 7 November 2009

PhotoHunt: remembrance

I was conscious of this post coming immediately after one advocating peace, but there is no conflict. I am certain the people involved in the episode remembered here wished for peace as ardently as any others.

This photo of the Dunkirk memorial on Dover sea front was taken during the summer.  On 11 November, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day, the area will be covered with poppies. The plaque beneath the memorial says it all, I think.

Dunkirk Veterans Association East Kent

This memorial was erected on 16th August 1975, the 35th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk.
During the period May 10th to 1st June 1940, 202,106 British, British Commonwealth and Allied troops were evacuated to Dover.

The memorial not only pays tribute to the bravery and discipline of the servicemen, but to the courage of the crews of the armada of little ships which assisted, and the people of the port of Dover who received them.

I am again on my travels this week.  We are moving out of our house by the end of the month, and the place we
hope to call home in the future should be in this historic part of the world.  Life keeps changing.

If you'd like to join in and find other other players, pay a visit to TNchick's site where you can find out more.

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  1. Memorial shrines sure can bring back memories of how the soldiers save the land.

  2. Your photo looks like it's of such a calm scene -- calm sea and all. And yet we it's across and on this same channel that warships and armadas have sailed...

  3. Your picture has a message of peace, the setting is calm and beautiful!!

    Enjoy your trip and good luck with your moving to a new home!!

  4. A fitting tribute to something that was little short of a miracle. Have a great weekend

  5. Fitting tribute indeed.
    The men had no choice but the boats crews did not need to go, but they went anyway!

  6. Wow....a moving post!!! Excellent.

    One of MY favorite Veterans is on my post this week. Come see him if you have some time.
    Click Here


  7. Memorial Shrine is a great tribute for our heroes..

    Check out my husband's 20 years in the navy. Have a great weekend!

  8. Its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

    Take a look at my HERO

  9. A lovely photo and a lovely tribute.

    My contribution this week is a bit unusual.

  10. I wish we could see it with all the poppies. I'll bet that was quite the sight.

  11. I didn't know about the significance of the poppy. It is not used in our part of the world.

  12. i'm thinking it would be nicer with all the poppies everywhere. Anyway, this is really a nice capture!

  13. I think it is very fitting to the peace post. People need to look at the cost of peace and how they can effect it while they are living.

  14. We're close to our Veteran's Day here in the States so this is an excellent reminder (and a beautiful photo!).

  15. A wonderful photo, just a crying shame that memorials need to be erected in the first place... Best to you & yours and your move!

  16. Great reminder - important not to forget!


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