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At The Going Down Of The Sun....We Will Remember Them

TonyCrehan

Hobart, Australia

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“They shall not grow 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.
Lest we forget.”

In the early hours of April 25, at various Shrines of Remembrance, cenotaphs and war memorials everywhere in Australia and New Zealand, there is a gathering of the men and women who have gone to war and returned, and with their families and friends gather for a dawn service that heralds the start of another Anzac Day.

This is a day of remembrance — of the deaths and sufferings in war, the valor of fighting men and women, and the ever-present hope for the peoples of the world to live together in harmony and lasting peace.
(By Larry Rivera, About.com Guide)

The Hobart Cenotaph is an Art Deco reinterpretation of a traditional Egyptian Obelisk. The Cenotaph was originally erected to commemorate the war dead of Tasmania from World War I, but has had subsequent additions made for all conflicts since then in which Tasmanian soldiers have served. The original inscription reads: “Lest We Forget”, and “1914-1919”. Although World War I ended on 11 November 1918, the inscription is dated ‘1919’ in commemoration of the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on 28 June 1919. There are no names recorded upon the Cenotaph itself.

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot in 2010.
Slight hdr in Simply HDR for Mac.

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