Saturday, May 29, 2010

Calling All Angels

It's a gloomy day out there today, and Memorial Day in the US. (Not in Canada, we honour our war dead on Remembrance Day in November.) A moody black and white photo seems in order. I snapped this the other day with the trusty iPhone/Hipstamatic combination. It's a statue outside the old Canadian Pacific Railway train station on Cordova Street, now a local public transit hub. The plaque beneath the statue reads:

To commemorate those in the service of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardship, faced danger and finally passed out of sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.
1914-1918   1939-1945

Post title from this song by Jane Siberry and kd lang.

1 comment:

  1. Hi LEXI, This is great shot , great black & white , great statues