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This week end, we celebrate Memorial day in the USA.. Many of us on this forum, who no longer live in Brum, but in the USA, have a lot to be thankful for. The many American GIs that died helping us win WW2 THANK YOU AMERICA FOR YOUR HELP
I visited Battery Park in New York this time last year and took these photos of some of the memorials (there are many). They’re all striking in their different ways and there are columns and columns of names remembered throughout the Park. The one that made a special impression on me (they all did actually) was the American Mariners Memorial showing a crew trying to rescue a seaman (photo #4). When the tide is higher the crewman disappears under the water level.Viv.
Not exactly sure when each memorial was placed in the area, but I think they’ve been added to over time. The ones I looked at like the East Coast Memorial (WW2 memorial with the eagle) are close to the Hudson. The Mariners memorial is actually in the Hudson but still near to Battery. Think memorials (in honour of different wars and historical events) have been placed here for many years. Viv.
Yes Lyn, it is. You can’t fail to be moved by it, very sensitive and a tribute to the massive loss of US seamen. We know a lot about the loss of British men and women, but we should also take time to remember the losses of our allies. Viv.