Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Sign Of Remembrance

Somehow I forgot to post this pic which I took on November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada. It was taken at James Gardens and shows a small grove of Rose of Sharon bushes which have been decorated with flags and red ribbons. The tribute was done by the Rose of Sharon Association as a remembrance of the over 26,000 Canadians who had fought in the Korean War and the 516 of them who were killed there. There are 516 red ribbons tied to the Rose of Sharon bushes - this is the national flower of Korea. It was very moving to just happen upon this display.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

16 comments:

Tom said...

...every day should be Remembrance Day.

Lowell said...

That is a wonderful memorial, Pat. Looks almost like red roses are blossoming.

Sharon Anck said...

A beautiful way to remember!

Silver Willow said...

what a lovely memorial! thanks for remembering to share it with us!

bill burke said...

A beautiful way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A moving sight definitely Pat, I hate to think of our grandchildren looking back on this period right now, I feel many more memorials to come sadly.

LOLfromPasa said...

Love the addition of the flags. Lovely tribute.

Christine said...

Glad you did come upon it as it is a very beautiful memorial.

Andy said...

Awesome display. Veterans deserve all the respect we can give them.

Taken For Granted said...

In the U.S. this is called Veterans Day. It is celebrated on Nov 11 because WW I ended on Nov. 11 at 11:00 o'clock in the morning. The poppy is the flower associated with this day because they grew in Flanders Field, a WW I battle field.

William Kendall said...

Very poignant.

Photo Cache said...

Very nice.

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Penelope Postcards said...

We can never have too many signs or feel too much gratitude for the people who sacrifice for the safety of the majority.

Bill Nicholls said...

What a wonderful memorial to those from an almost forgotten about war

Lesley said...

That's a very nice display of remembrance

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

That IS very moving.