Saturday, November 14, 2015

Faces Of The War

Each summer on Plaza Bridge, display boards are installed by the government, usually Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with another organization, in this case the War Museum. This time out, the theme was the First World War, including John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields, as it is the centennial year of its writing. I took these photos in October when the fall colours were out by the War Memorial, as you can see in one of these shots.

33 comments:

  1. I have always loved that poem. A fitting post considering events in Paris last night.

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  2. If only there is no war. So many lives sacrificed. Have a fabulous Saturday!

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  3. It seems that wars never ends and always start again somewhere somehow.

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  4. I love the photo with the fall colors.

    Happy weekend!

    Janis, GDP

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  5. It is a lovely poem. The poppy has been a favourite flower of mine for so long, and every time I see it I think of my father and all the others who fought for our freedom, and for peace.

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  6. Quite moving, and I have always loved poppies...

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  7. Great and interesting, thanks for sharing and greetings!

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  8. That is a wonderful way to recognize those lost.

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  9. I would think the War Museum would be an excellent place to visit. As Sharon says , it's an excellent way to recognize the fallen.

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  10. Such a great idea. Wonderful to see the setting where the boards are on display too.

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  11. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Debs: very appropriate under the circumstances.

    @Nancy: if only.

    @Marianne: true.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Linda: it's a flower full of meaning.

    @VP: thank you.

    @Blogoratti: thanks.

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Mo: thank.s

    @Red: it's well worth a visit.

    @Jose: thank you!

    @Lauren: it's a good spot for this kind of display.

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  12. That is a nice tribute, William!

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  13. The memory of history is a great thing. I hope that in Poland there will be such a time. It hopes for the new government - the first Polish government after the war, free from the Communists.

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  14. I was with someone just this past Thursday who lived near Flanders.

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  15. Very nice tribute. I have always liked the poem In Flanders Field.

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  16. I learned that poem when I was a pupil in London. This is brilliant William.

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  17. Lovely tribute and one of those poems that we take to our heart.

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  18. It's a beautiful poem, I zoomed in on the photo to read it. Thanks, William.

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  19. @Red: it is.

    @Mariusz: I hope things turn out for Poland for the best. I would love to visit someday.

    @Revrunner: I want to visit there myself someday, see the battlefields for myself.

    @Pat: it's a poem that transcends time and national boundaries and speaks to our humanity. People will still be reading it another century down the line.

    @Ciel: thank you.

    @Denise: we do, yes.

    @Marleen: it's a fitting legacy for McCrae.

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  20. These should have a great impact...much more so than mere words!

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  21. let me know how your book turns out & sounds very very cool. nice weekend! ( :

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  22. That poem was read once a year in our country one room schoolhouse.

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  23. A wonderful memorial of brave men and a time to celebrate the beautiful poem "Flanders Fields"

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  24. Nice to see the French version. Wondering why it says d'honneur instead of de Flanders, although it d'honneur sounds nice.

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  25. This looks like a great exhibit. You've caught it well.

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  26. Hard to believe the poem is so old. It still holds up today. A really beautiful exhibit.

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  27. I think that is beautiful where the poppies grow.
    The display of the soldiers are wonderful. Not sure if anything like this would not be vandalized in our town but I was surprise that the schools here have let the school off and they come to the Remembrance service and the parade of bag pipes which I like. Also the wreathes being placed.

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