Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance


Remembrance
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
A poppy from my summer garden to commemorate Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, and Veterans Day in those countries which pause today to honor those who served in the military and fell in World War I. That horrible war ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. The last of five million American veterans from that war is 109 year old Frank Buckles of West Virginia. He has been lobbying for a permanent WWI memorial to be installed in Washington, DC. Seattle's WWI Memorial (photo and history here) is located in Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli, "The Arlington of the West".

5 comments:

Petrea said...

Brilliant post, Kim, thank you.

Believe it or not, my word verification is "danke." Hmm.

Bibi said...

Beautiful photo for an occasion would should all remember.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful!!

I salute them all. MB

Archibee said...

Beautiful picture and very well put. Thank you!

Tash said...

Incredibly beautiful and pogniant Kim!