Saturday, March 24, 2007

Weymouth Memorials - click to enlarge.
A British one
An American one
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19 comments:

craziequeen said...

Sad, sad times indeed.

I often look at war memorials (we have one in our small town) and wonder if all those deaths were worth it in the long run, or did they die in vain.......

It seems such a shame we are still at war 60 years on.......

cq
Michele sent me to say hello, Pat.

kenju said...

So very sad that it had to happen (and is still happening).

Catherine said...

Some day I'd like to get to Beligum and see the memorial walls there - apparently they are huge, lisiting every name, including many New Zealanders. There seems to be a bit of a snarlup at Michele's, so I visited in case you got missed.

PI said...

Judy: lest we forget!

Catherine: very sweet of you. as I said to Judy earlier we girls are more punctilious about that sort of thing. Some people greet but don't bother to meet - if you see what I mean.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just read the above---Ain't it the truth! (lol)
I am always moved by these kinds of Memorials, especially of WW2...Maybe because I lived through it, though young....and it was a different war than those that have followed...These losses are all very very sad, but I feel at least in WW2 we were fighting FOR something....I don't know. Because truthfully, I think WAR is all wrong....But, to remember those that fought, is so very very right!

PI said...

Naomi: I agree entirely and couldn't have put it better.

Bob-kat said...

You can visit the smallest of villages in the UK and find a war memorial to those that were lost in war. I'm not going to go into the politics of war but whatever your view it is good that those who died for their country are remembered.

Michele sent me to sat hello again.

fatmammycat said...

Darling Pat, beautiful photos.
I ddn't want to ruin a perfectly good sunday for you, so, algerian= bohemian
yours with a rotten head cold, FMC.

panthergirl said...

UGH war. My personal opinion is that it has always been a result of men pounding their chests, or religious differences.

If Atheist women ran the world, there would be no war. ;)

Here via michele...

PI said...

bob-kat: it's so incredibly sad that so many were cut don in their youth.

PI said...

FMC: bohemian - of course:) Coddle yourself till you're better!

PI said...

panther girl: maybe just women.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Very sad, but very necessary for us today.

Very clear as well; Michele sent me.

Mr. Althouse said...

Timely reminders for those who may have forgotten perils of war. I'd send our fearless leader over here - but he already knows it all.

Michele sent me,

Mike

PI said...

Mike: leaders eh! What would we do without them?

Dr Maroon said...

I think we'll have to bomb Iran to get our sailors back. I've got a terrible feeling about it all.

There was a programme recently on the TV about the 'Tiger' excercise and some of the survivors thought it was a friendly fire catastrophe.

I know, if I don't have a good thing to say, I should shut up. S'all right, I come from a service family.

PI said...

Hi Doc: I share your misgivings. Kath on my sidebar is married to a Royal Marine and she has a very full account of the affair on her web site. It is very worrying indeed. And don't shut up. We need you.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Did that last comment take?

Basically, all it said was War is hell but we seem never to learn it.

PI said...

sam: what is it with comment boxes at present. It's like wading through super glue.