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"Each individual should allow reason to guide his conduct, or like an animal, he will need to be led by a leash."
Diogenes of Sinope

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Thousand Flowers tapestry (15th Century) - Beaune, France (detail)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day

Grave marker of a Canadian soldier of the Great War "known unto God", at the Canadian Cemetery near Ypres:

Wreaths at the Menin Gate, Ypres - a memorial built after the Great War to commemorate the soldiers of Britain and the Empire who fell at Ypres and whose bodies were never found. The medieval city of Ypres was destroyed by shelling in the war - to this day, traffic is stopped at the gate every afternoon while a bugler plays the Last Post.

Poppies growing in a field near the Vimy Memorial in northern France:

1 comment:

Dollops said...

How utterly tragic that the carnage of "the war to end all wars" ended nothing - merely gaining an hiatus in that conflict. Those at war with Carthage, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany ended those wars in the only way that wars can be ended. Pity Israel who soon must annihilate or be annihilated.