Centenary Year

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In this Centenary year of the start of the First World War. The colour photograph shows the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey.

Keen eyes may just spot the American Congressional Medal of Honor placed on the Tomb in the black and white picture. In 1921 the US Congress made the symbolic gesture of a posthumous award of their highest military honour.
The British Government reciprocated the following month by awarding the American Unknown Warrior, at Arlington National Cemetery, with The Victoria Cross.

Hallowed ground.

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2 responses to “Centenary Year

  1. SoCal Pir8

    Hallowed Ground indeed.

  2. Bill Brandt

    Think of the horrors they witnessed.

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