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2 years ago

Christian, thanks so much for posting these wonderful pictures. You really have captured the essence in action, and the faces of the people show the same feelings and tell shared stories.

I agree with Lynn that they represent the heartbreak of the families and friends of all fallen soldiers who have suffered.

This thread will appear again next year with those wonderful pictures. You are a great photographer!

2 years ago

Christian, I was so moved by the photos you just posted. They all tell a story of the heartbreak involved with our fallen soldiers, no matter what war, no matter what country. You are a superb photographer because you capture the essence of the feelings of the people you photograph. Thank you so much.

Photos from Remembrance Day 2011, Queen's Park, Toronto
2 years ago

 

 

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2 years ago

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We appreciate your sacrifice and accomplishments.  We are grateful for your strength, courage and perseverance in the face of great challenge.  We respect your dedication.  We honour you today and offer this prayer:

May the light of God surround all who are serving or have served this country.  May Divine Love enfold them; Divine Power protect them; and may the presence of God watch over them now and always.  Amen.

In silent tribute, we pause and remember those who, in service to humankind, have sacrificed their lives.  We pray for goodwill among people and peace on earth as a lasting tribute to their sacrifice.


Pray to all what is due them, ... respect to whom respect is due, honour to whom honour is due. – Romans 13:7

2 years ago

Hi Christian, Lynn, and Mary. Good to see you all on here.

Christian -- amazing photos!! It's obvious you are a professional photographer! You captured so much feeling in those pictures and my favourite ones are of the old soldiers. Every year when I see them on Remembrance Day I thank God we still have so many who are able to attend. Their numbers are dwindling. All the more reason the picture of the young woman (I mistook for a young man) is so important. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I really enjoyed looking at the pics and felt as though I was there.

Lynn, please do start a Veteran's Day thread... but wait, I think we may have one already. I'll go have a look. We were all fighting on the same side in those wars and often side by side. 

THIS YEAR when we honour our fallen heros at the 11th hour, it will be on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011. It gives me shivers.

Mary, what a beautiful picture! It looks like part of a set to the one I posted with the yellow background. Beautiful, meaningful, and peaceful.

Thank you all for your wonderful posts. 

2 years ago

i always think world war 1 is the saddest war of all

2 years ago

 

Actually, that's a woman. I guess it's tough to tell from the angle and with her head bowed. Here's the full set. I took them last year at Queen's Park in Toronto:

 

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2 years ago

Christian, I'm not Canadian but we here in the states celebrate Veteran's Day on November 11th in honor of our fallen heroes.

The photograph you posted is poignant and touching. I'm assuming that you took the photo yourself, because I see your name in the right hand corner. Thank you so much for this beautiful photograph.

2 years ago

Ah, Christian - thank you for posting that beautiful picture of that very young man who has taken up the cause for his Country. I don't know him and yet I have love for him. I pray there will never be cause for him to lose his life in another terrible war.

He is wearing medals and I'm wondering if they are his father's or grandfather's or great grandfather's.  To be sure there is a story there.

Thanks, again. I treasure the picture.

  

2 years ago

 

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2 years ago

REMEMBRANCE DAY (Week) November 5-11, 2011 ss Proud to wear a poppy.

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5 years ago

THANK YOU! We shall never forget.

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8 years ago

poppy

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm


8 years ago

Thank you!

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veterans day

Let There Be Peace On Earth! peace

8 years ago
Can't help but be touched by this. Thanks, Iris.

 
Canada's Remembrance Day (Week)
8 years ago
PLEASE WATCH THIS SHORT  AND THEN PLEASE FORWARD AND  POST in any of your groups where it would be appropriates
http://tomsongsveteran.cf.huffingtonpost.com/
THANK YOU,
JackieA