Sunday, 10 November 2013

Remembrance Day Challenge - Lest We Forget

REMEMBRANCE DAY CHALLENGE is the prompt from Julie at Anglers Rest who invites us to first present a photo collage  and write about  our ancestors and family  who served in war.

Over the past two weeks I have featured the ten members of my immediate family who served in two world wars.  I finish this Remembrance Day Challenge by highlighting the war memorials erected in towns and villages across the country - LEST WE FORGET.

The Cenotaph in London began as a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War  but following an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom's primary national war memorial.
Designed by Edwin Lutyens and built of Portland Stone,  the memorial was unveiled by King  George V  on 11 November 1920, the second anniversary of the end of the war. The unveiling ceremony for the Cenotaph was part of a larger procession bringing the Unknown Solider to be laid to rest in his tomb in Westminster Abbey.

The term "Cenetaph" relates to a monument  to honour those who died,  whose bodies are buried elsewhere or have no known grave.

Taynuilt in Argyll

Clitheroe,  Lancashire

Hawick in the Scottish Borders

 Black Watch Memorial at Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands.
 It overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot
established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle.


 Isle of Iona, looking across to Mull

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