Tag: memorial

Feb 13, 2017

Picture of the Day: Grandma’s Handmade Quilts

Picture of the Day: Grandma’s Handmade Quilts

“My Grandmother’s handmade quilts draped over the pews at her funeral. She made over 100 for every special occasion. Before she passed, she made four more, one for each of her unmarried grandchildren to be given to us on our wedding days.”

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Aug 15, 2016

There’s a Statue in Russia Dedicated to the Most Loyal Dog a City Has Ever Known

There’s a Statue in Russia Dedicated to the Most Loyal Dog a City Has Ever Known

For 7 years he returned to the same spot every day where his owners’ car crashed

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Nov 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: Lest We Forget

Picture of the Day: Lest We Forget

In Flanders fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row

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Mar 5, 2015

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier—7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 bill—looked remarkably similar to Spock. Ever since, people…

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Nov 11, 2014

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

On Nov. 11 at 11:11 am, the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

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Nov 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Always Remembered

Picture of the Day: Always Remembered

In this powerful photograph by Kevin Wolf, we see a lone figure knelt at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.

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Sep 30, 2013

Volunteers Etch 9000 Figures onto Normandy Beach in D-Day Memorial

Volunteers Etch 9000 Figures onto Normandy Beach in D-Day Memorial

To mark Peace Day on September 21 2013, Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, two artists from Bradford, England, set out with hundreds of volunteers to commemorate the 9000 civilians, Allies and German forces lost on D-Day, June 6 1944. The Fallen project took place at Arromanches, a French tourist town that lies along the…

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