Thursday, June 11, 2009

Remembering


Yesterday there was an attack by a gunman at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and a security guard was killed. These are some of the stones and pebbles left at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. Leaving stones is a tradition meant to honor the memory of the deceased. Today another stone will have to be added to the memorial.

16 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very touching and I learned a new way to honor the memory of someone. Very nice composition. Thanks for your comments about Camelback Mountain and the Phoenician resort. You could go visit as they have great deals for summer. But in summer we live in pools or in air conditioning. I know how much you love great front doors and I have one coming up in the next few days that you will like.

cieldequimper said...

Very appropriate post and also sad one.

Malyss said...

We could see that on TV news this morning in France..
A stone for a soul...
This way to remember is very moving, because it's very simple, easy, and strong at the same time.

Trojan Gayle said...

Very sad incident and a touching picture that captured the current mood.

magiceye said...

1st time am feeling sad at the sight of so many stones...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Oh i am feeling so sad !!Great post ...Dedicated to those who lost the battle with life...GReat...Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

brattcat said...

Thanks for posting this, Clueless. An 88 year old man still filled with such hatred...a guard who is the latest victim of the Holocaust. Will this ever stop?

B Squared said...

Shalom!

Lois said...

Your post is very moving. I can't believe there is still so much hatred. It makes me so sad.

Jacob said...

It's all so sad. When will it ever quit! And it's getting worse again all over the world! What's with these idiots!

Love your photo - it gives an effective and dramatic presentation of the meaning of the stones!

valeria said...

Really touching.... It's so sad to know that a guard was killed... This is a beautiful way to honor the memory of the dead. Thank you.

amatamari said...

I have always loved thus remember
the dead.

Beautiful image.

DAG said...

Very touching post today. I work across the street from this memorial and can attest to the many people who stop and leave stones every day and every night. Very touching.

Vogon Poet said...

Touching post. I leave my virtual stone here.

Anne said...

Ohhhh... a sad story.... what a world :-((

Chuck Pefley said...

I didn't see these stones when I was there, probably back in 2002 or 2003. Is this a recent addition to the memorial in Boston? I do like the inter-activity this affords ...