A Covid Remembrance

by Abigail Gossage November. 11, 2020 550 views

Thanks to Covid 19 this year's ceremony at the National Cenotaph was very different but just as important as in previous years and maybe even more moving. The public was asked to stay away and watch the ceremony on tv so as a result the plaza that is normally crammed with dignitaries, veterans and other invited guests was sparsely filled with a mere one hundred guests. It was a pared down ceremony with only one band, no parades of veterans and no children's choir but nonetheless it was an extremely relevant event.

As a member of the public, I stayed home but I grabbed a few shots from the tv to show a few moments. This evening I went out and got a night shot of the Unknown Soldier's grave.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this Covid year the guns were fired in remembrance. I live close by and the noise and reverberation of the guns shook my apartment.

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Jay Boggess 2 months, 1 week ago

Nice shots and nice sentiments!
Always nice to hear from you & see your fine camera work!
+1smile+1

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Aileen 2 months, 1 week ago

Moving shot of the unknown soldier.  I appreciated the shadows on the war memorial.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Aileen 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks, Aileen

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Berckmans Peter 2 months, 1 week ago

Same here,wanted to get sone photos of the ceremony in Antwerp. No public allowed. Lovely photo of the grave

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Adrienne Pollak 2 months, 1 week ago

Nobody will ever see a better poto of the Unkown Soldier's Grave!  Beautiful.  Sensititve.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Adrienne Pollak 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks, Adrienne

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Adrienne Pollak Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 months, 1 week ago

It's for me to thank YOU for your very sensitive photographs!

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Granmaggie 2 months, 1 week ago

Love the last shot!

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Granmaggie 2 months, 1 week ago

The only one that is actually mine🤪

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Granmaggie Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 months, 1 week ago

How so?

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Granmaggie 2 months, 1 week ago

Well you cannot count photos of the tv as my images.

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Granmaggie Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 months, 1 week ago

I would never have guessed. I took that picture on our walk just now. See FB post coming soon.

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