lest we forget …

By: Kirsty

Apr 25 2010

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Category: Daily Photos, human constructs


Focal Length:60mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II


Today is the 95th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops (the ANZACS) at Gallipoli. I’m not sure if any other countries have a day of remembrance dedicated to a devastating defeat in battle.

Artificial red poppies are generally worn in Australia on Remembrance Day (11th November). Apparently they have been around since 1921 when they were first sold to raise money for returned servicemen and their families. Today someone used them to decorate the war memorial in Warburton – the end point of our local Anzac Day march.

“They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning
We will remember them.”

3 comments on “lest we forget …”

  1. We have rememberence day (too with poppies). We should always commemorate the dead who gave their lives, insuring they are not forgotten. The Laurence Binyon verse sums it up so well. A very sensitive, beautifully composed photograph Kirsty.

  2. We have a Veterans’ Day.
    Your photo is beautiful, Kirsty. Solemn is the word that comes to mind.

  3. Thank you Leslie. In my travels around this fair country I have passed through many small towns. Each one has its own war memorial, its own list of young men who lost their lives in wars. Each town bears the scars. May we never need to add new names to those lists.

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