On Tuesday Inspiration TI
“In the memory of
“Johanna Mazo Ramírez (8 years old),
Giovanny Alberto Vallejo Restrepo (13 years old),
Johny Alexander Cardona Ramírez (17 years old),
Ricardo Alexander Hernández (17 years old),
Óscar Andrés Ortiz Toro (17 years old),
Ángel Alberto Barón Miranda (16 years old),
Marlón Arlberto Álvarez (17 years old),
Nelson Durán Flórez Villa (17 years old),
Mauricio Antonio Higuita Ramírez (22 years old)
“Murdered On november 15th, 1992 in Villatina, Neighborhood of Medellín
“Colombian Government admits its liability before the OAS´s Interamerican Comisión On Human Rights and Colombian People by this serious fact done by state agents.
“This monument is for preserve the victim´s memory, to repare their families moraly and a way to apologize them. This monument isn´t enough to reduce the pain but it´s a main step to do justice for them and tell to colombian people that this facts cannot be repeat.
Bogotá, July 29th, 2002.”
Translation from plaque on monument
“En memoria de:
“Johanna Mazo Ramírez (8 años),
Giovanny Alberto Vallejo Restrepo (13 años),
Johny Alexander Cardona Ramírez (17 años),
Ricardo Alexander Hernández (17 años),
Óscar Andrés Ortiz Toro (17 años),
Ángel Alberto Barón Miranda (16 años),
Marlón Arlberto Álvarez (17 años),
Nelson Durán Flórez Villa (17 años),
Mauricio Antonio Higuita Ramírez (22 años)
“Asesinados en noviembre 15 de 1992 en el barrio Villatina de Medellín.
“El gobierno colombiano admitió su responsabilidad ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos de la OEA y ante el pueblo colombiano por este serio hecho atribuido a agentes del Estado.
“Este monumento es para preservar la memoria de las víctimas, reparar sus familias moralmente y una forma de recordarlas. Este monumento no es suficiente para reducir el dolor pero es un paso importante para hacer justicia y decir al pueblo colombiano que estos hechos no pueden repetirse.
Bogotá, Julio 29 de 2002.”
Texto en la Placa del Monumento.
pEAcE Is nOt wAr AftEr WaR, bUt lOvE dOn´t let wAr bE. pEAcE bUt lOvE fIrst! -David Cardona-
The “Tuesday Inspiration” began in 2009 when Stefan and Helen started setting each other a photographic challenge on a Tuesday. Very soon afterwards, we decided to open this up to other PB members, followed by the idea that we should not reveal what the subject is, so that other members could compare how different members view a single theme. The Tuesday Inspiration is not a contest or a challenge, but a group of people all agreeing to post their interpretation of a single theme on Tuesdays. Each week, one of the contributors sets the theme. There are now over 40 members contributing to the TI. We have only two “rules”: don’t include the subject in the TI title or tags and please comply with standard PB guidelines on courtesy, etc. If you would like to take part, please send her a message via this blog.
A moving photograph David. It is sad that we don't really hear about such atrocities when we should. Had you not posted this photo and dialog I would not have know. I pray for the families of those children and for the people of Columbia and anywhere that this type of thing is allowed to happen. When we have no more martyrs we will need no heros. Thank you David.