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Ultimate Respect

By urdygurdy  
I have read a lot of discussions online debating whether Remembrance Day is an appropriate day for taking photographs.

I attend the local service in Aberystwyth, parade & wreath laying each year and i personally donít have any issues with taking photographs at this very moving & special time.

Many others people on the day were also taking photographs.

This frail chap who seemed to be very bad on his legs, yet he still managed to climb the steps to get up the hill to the cenotaph, he had just laid his wreath and saluted the cenotaph before he moved on to let the next person lay theirs.

He caught my eye early on as he seemed to be there alone in the crowds of military & ex service men and general public watching this well supported event in town.

It was freezing bitterly cold on the day and i blamed the tear in my eye down the to icy winds, but i did seem to be overcome with emotion as the old boys stood there in silence, possibly with horrific memories of by gone days & events of which i could never even start to imagine. A very solem moment in time indeed.

Over the next few days i will be uploading a few of my favourites from the day.

Thanks for looking

Darren

Tags: Photo journalism Poppy General Remembrance Salute Respects

Voters: LynneJoyce, PLH, artcubis and 10 more


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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2010 5:02PM
Superb, evocative image.

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PLH 7 23 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2010 5:06PM
You get my vote
artcubis 10 6 United States
15 Nov 2010 5:12PM
Darren,
You are honoring the brave.
This is a very touching respectful photograph.
Portrait of the Brave who gave so much.
I am very happy you took these photos.

Catherine
15 Nov 2010 7:43PM
I currently serve in the forces and one thing i do love is the photos taken of people that fought hard for our country and that are still fighting hard for our country. I am sure these old veterans are just as proud to have their photos taken as they are proud to have served our country and it also show that people are still thinking of them.

Good Photo
Chubby 8
15 Nov 2010 8:58PM
It makes you think .
very good.
marie--
15 Nov 2010 9:29PM
Photos are for remembering to help us remember those moments
Well done great photo

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