Memorials

Discussion in 'Memorials & Cemeteries' started by Peninha, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    The memorial I have closest to where I live is more or less 20 minutes from me, if a memorial to the fallen Portuguese soldiers in the Ultramar war (overseas war in Portugal) and has all the names of the soldiers who died there.

    Do you have any memorials near you?

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  2. foodietr

    foodietr New Member

    In our city, there is a war memorial in place for the wounded and killed veteran soldiers of the Kargil War which happened between India and Pakistan in 1999. This is a very devastating time for us Indians who lost a number of lives fighting in Kashmir.
     
  3. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    I am sorry to hear that war is still so recent in your country foodietr. That memorial in my country reports casualties back from the 1960's and 1970's, and I've been there only once, not a big tourist attraction as you can imagine.
     
  4. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    That's an interesting... sculpture? Is it a sculpture or am I looking at it wrong? In any case, I like the look of it for a memorial.

    Are there other things to do in the area? Like is that building with doors a museum or something to do while visiting the memorial?

    And what are the two small metal-type structures?
     
  5. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    I don't know if I would call it a sculpture but yes, it can apply. It's mainly a touristic area by the river (Tejo) and there is also a small museum there, I've found a small review here. I was actually looking for some meaning in that shape, but I didn't find anything that told me why is it like that.
     
  6. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    In London there is a memorial to the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) in WWII. It shows a Comet tank crew. The RTR parade there every year.

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  7. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    That's a very nice sculpture! Are the wreaths there all the time or was this a special event? Sculpted by Vivien Mallock, unveiled in 2000 and dedicated by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. (I always research things that interest me!) :)
     
  8. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    The wreaths were laid on the Sunday closest to 20th November the date of the battle of Cambrai (1917) This is the day the RTR parade at the memorial following their march to the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
     
  9. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    That is a good sculpture indeed, very pretty. I think it's nice that these memorials exist, time goes by and we just tend to forget the past and history, but in fact people gave their lives so that we can be where we are today and that deserves to be remembered.
     
  10. titohunter

    titohunter New Member

    That sculpture is so beautiful. Its a shame i have to drive all the way across my whole country to go to a memorial.
     
  11. wulfman

    wulfman Member

    The only memorials I know of close to me are in Washington DC. there are memorials for people that have died in my area or in tragic accidents. Actually the World Trade Center site is the closest to me come to think of it . That is a memorial site.
     
  12. wulfman

    wulfman Member

    Yes the problems in Kashmir continue to this day. It is land that clearly belongs to India but with a heavy Muslim population that wants to join Pakistan. The new prime minister Narendra Modi is very pro-Hindu and not shy about it at all. At the same time he is is wary and careful not to incite rebellion from Muslims in India and specifically Kashmir. India will never surrender Kashmir though.
     
  13. Unless there's a national cemetery in the Chicago-area (283 miles from me), the nearest national cemetery I am aware of is outside Sturgis, South Dakota. I always wondered why there is a national cemetery in such a rural place. It is literally in the middle of nowhere. The nearest town of any size is Rapid City (about 60,000), and beyond that it is many hours to a large city. Does anyone know if the cemeteries are set up according to distance from one another or is there another factor involve din determining where a national cemetery will be created?
     
  14. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    http://www.thenma.org.uk/

    Set in 150 acres, the National Memorial Arboretum is a national treasure. The Royal Tank Regiment has a large plot there.
     
  15. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    The Cenotaph in London, 26th April 2015. The day after the Gallipoli remembrance parade led by HM The Queen. Also the Royal Air Force Bomber Command memorial in London which commemorates the 55000+ British, Allied and Commonwealth aircrew who died whilst serving in Bomber Command in World War II anzac1.jpg bomber.jpg
     
  16. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    As it was ANZAC day this week, I visted the ANZAC memorial in Weymouth, England. Australia left, New Zealand right. ansac.jpg ansacaust1.jpg ansacaus2.jpg ansacnz1.jpg ansacnz2.jpg
     
  17. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    25th April, Anzac Day, 2017. Weymouth, Dorset. UK.
     

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