May 30, 2005

Memorial Day Photographs, II

Here is one image I think particularly haunting from the Korean War Memorial:


From the World War II Memorial:


A flower, placed in the hand of a dying soldier, part of the Vietnam Memorial:


And finally, looking towards Lincoln:


Posted by Random Penseur at May 30, 2005 01:32 PM

Yes, the Korean War memorial is pretty haunting. Thank you for these photos, RP.

I couldn't think up a Memorial Day post, but you just gave me an idea...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 30, 2005 05:47 PM

Nice photos RP,
I used to jog on the mall in the early morning hours. On those days when there was an early morning fog/mist the Korean War Memorial would be positively eerie because as the fog began to burn off it would look as if the soldiers are marching out of the mist and off to the front lines.

Posted by: ivan at May 30, 2005 08:59 PM

When we were on our trip to Greece, one of the few spots that really struck me was a WWII cemetery of fallen Allied soldiers from early on in the war. This epitaph was on the headstone of a British soldier, and was dedicated by what I assume was his best beloeved. I have meant to email this to you for a while, because it struck me as something that you would have been struck by. I know I couldn't help but weep at this epitaph, because it touches upon so many aspects of that war:

"The bravest are the tenderest,
The loving are the caring.

Posted by: Mandalei at June 1, 2005 10:20 AM
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