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Linking with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures
This is a replica of Le Monument Aux Morts which was created by sculptor Edmond De LaHuerdrie in 1921 as a memorial to the 44 men from Trevieres, France who died in World War 1. The sculpture, Victory Holding a Sword, was damaged on D-Day. When it was recast for the National D-Day Memorial, the damage was symbolically preserved.
Linking with The Weekend in Black and White
Today marks the 78th anniversary of D-Day…Nick and I spent Memorial Day there last year…these pictures are from that day…
Bedford was chosen as the site of the Memorial because they lost 19 boys that day, The Bedford Boys…possibly the largest per capita loss in the country.
On this visit we took the guided tour which I highly recommend. We have visited the memorial before but didn’t take the tour.
We learned so much from our tour guide…
The hidden symbolism that we missed our first time.
I found a news story that I will post at the end of my pictures that talks of the symbolism.
I remember the guide telling us that this statue was made in the likeness of one of the Bedford Boys who always had his Bible with him…if you zoom in you can see his Bible laying next to his head.
If you are ever in the area I suggest you visit.
Now here’s the article I found on the hidden symbolism:
Last fall my best friend and her husband came out to visit from California…we were so excited to show them around our beautiful Virginia! Believe it or not this was our first time to tour Monticello! It had been on our list since moving here…we have toured Jefferson’s other home, Poplar Forest which I’ve shown you way back!
I have a back log of photos since I’ve been a super bad blogger over the past couple of years…I’m trying lol
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