Wanderings Of A Canadian Loon Through The National Capital And Beyond
Monday, October 26, 2015
I was passing by the Peacekeeping Monument, officially called Reconciliation, in the heart of the city, in August. There had been a ceremony earlier, before I had been there. The flags and vehicles were still present.
Ah, the U.N. flag. There are some in the U.S. who see that as a symbol of world domination or something else nefarious. (I can't keep up anymore with all the things that upset people.)ReplyDelete
I love Canada because I believe that remembers very well those who have died for her.ReplyDelete
Nice to see them after a long time...ReplyDelete
I am thinking with those tires, I bet that vehicle could climb those stairs,ReplyDelete
The jeeps stand as sentries and reminders of battles.ReplyDelete
A great reminder of how Canadians have - in the past - been well-known as peace keepers.ReplyDelete
Canada does honor her heroes better than any other country, I think.ReplyDelete
Thank God for peace keepers. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Peace.....will the world ever be at peace. Thanks for the photo.ReplyDelete
@Kay: I don't get it either.ReplyDelete
@Weekend Windup: it's been awhile since I last featured it. It's a great monument for photographers to take shots of.
@Janey: I expect so!
@EG: and we can be again.
@Norma: in this case, yes.
@Nancy: thank you!
@Linda: you're welcome.
That's a huge monument. Peace keeping is one of the best things Canada ever did. I hope we go back to it. It's something we can be proud of.ReplyDelete
Always love to see this monument William, it's pretty fabulous!ReplyDelete
I wonder what kind of ceremony it was. Such a great monument.ReplyDelete
An impressive monument!ReplyDelete
I hope we get back to those duties!ReplyDelete
@Red: and it's a legacy of the prime minister I think is the best we ever had, Pearson.ReplyDelete
@Grace: it is quite photogenic.
@Sharon: I would have thought for the International Day of Peace, but that's in September.
@VP: I've always thought so.
@RedPat: so do I.
That looks great monument. The ceremony must have been beautiful!ReplyDelete
It looks a beautiful memorial.ReplyDelete
Indeed it is a beautiful memorial.ReplyDelete
Nice memorial but while I'm not necessarily a pacifist, I don't like military vehicles much...ReplyDelete
blessed are the peacekeepers...ReplyDelete
It's an impressive memorial.ReplyDelete
@Tamago: I'm sure it was.ReplyDelete
@Denise: it was a good idea to build it.
@Bibi: I quite agree!
@Ciel: true, though in this case they're geared more towards the peacekeeper side and less towards overt aggression as we've seen here in the last ten years.
@Tex: a good passage of scripture!
@Marleen: I've always thought so!
It is very impressive!ReplyDelete
That's a great monument with the figures on the wall, it's very symbolic...ReplyDelete
There's so much pride in our peacekeeping history.ReplyDelete
Terrific pictures, but unfortunately, monuments do not bring peace. The remembrance of those that tried, however, is a worthy gesture.ReplyDelete
wonder what kind of vehicle price that would have? ( ;ReplyDelete
I am proud to be a Canadian. We do remember our falling man. You bet we do.ReplyDelete
Pray for the ones who have been hurt badly and loss their limbs.
@Linda: I've always thought so.ReplyDelete
@Geoff: very much so.
@Hilary: there is!
@Beth: that would be a lot.