Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Recognition

Last week, my father, who died in May, was granted an Official War Grave by The Australian Office of War Graves in Canberra. So, on Friday I journeyed down to Botany Cemetery again to discuss niches and wording. It is an engrossing place which I have featured before.

10 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm glad Julie, you must be very happy with this decision. The kangaroos from today were in Pinnaroo, it's where the memorial plaques are for my Mum and Dad, it's a really beautiful spot.

Halcyon said...

It looks like a beautiful cemetery.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm so glad your dad has an Official War Grave, Julie. My parents didn't want graves, although Dad accepted the pension he facetiously called his "war hero's pension" (because he was a musician in the Canadian Army Show in Britain during all the bombing).
When Dick and I were in France we visited Dieppe, and the graves marked "unknown" made me cry.
Soon there will be no WWII veterans left in the world, but those of us who loved one of them will remember all of them, and those who love us should know why.
Luv, K

J Bar said...

A wonderful shot in black and white.

Peter said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, I enjoyed the blogs you wrote about him.

brattcat said...

this is an amazing shot. speaks volumes.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

So glad your dad is being honored as a veteran, mine was a WWII vet and is buried at a national cemetery... love your shot here and the b&w really adds to your composition.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What constitutes an official War Grave? My parents graves have their Air Force and Army insignia on their headstones but I don't remember anything involved in getting that.

Jilly said...

Beautiful shot, V and a fitting resting place for your father.

cara said...

This shot is an absolute cracker!