Thursday, 6 November 2008

Remembrance

Maggie set her weekly challenge as Remembrance with Armistice Day fast approaching.
I thought a lot about this theme. A week or so ago we had done a Vintage challenge and I'd make a tag with an image of a WW1 soldier and the words from the poem Flanders Fields so I wanted to do something different for this week's.
I remembered seeing this photo of the soldier overcome by his grief crouching down in front of the line of boots and rifles which depicted all his fallen comrades and thought this was a fitting image to use.
The 'Soldiers Poem' is a a favourite and I think it reminds us all that our freedoms were obtained at great cost.
I printed the poem over a Union Jack on acetate and placed it over white card.
The blue cross is in remembrance of all those who paid the ultimate price and the cream ribbons and dove the symbol of hope and peace.

5 comments:

  1. This is so moving and so important, Viv. It made me stop, remember and express gratefulness for the freedom we enjoy today. Thank you.

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  2. I agree with Heather - such a thought provoking image and poem Viv.
    We all need to stop at times and realise what others have given for us. Connie.

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  3. That picture goes perfect with the poem. A very moving tribute.

    I've given you an award. See my blog.

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  4. love love love this Viv, and that is why you won an award from MAMMA lol..

    This really made me cry

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