November 10, 2015

Honoring Our Veterans

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Since Veterans Day is tomorrow, I thought I would visit Sarasota National Cemetery and share some of the incredible artwork honoring our military veterans.  Dozens of photographs dating from the Civil War to present day are on display. Some are affixed on plinths and 16 are actually engraved onto glass on each side of a marble tablet, like this one. Each tells a unique story of service, duty, honor and sacrifice.  This installation shows a serviceman arriving home safely in 1950 to a long awaited reunion with his wife and baby boy.

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Each piece is perfectly positioned so the golden rays of the setting sun illuminate the image.  Yep -- that's pure natural light shining through the engraved glass.  Pretty incredible.  Of course, with just a few precious minutes of golden light, there's never enough time to properly capture these thought provoking images.  To all our U.S. military personnel present and past:  Thank you for your service! 


Lowell said...

This is a great place and it's done very well. We've been to the National Cemetery up near Brooksville and that's very nice, too, but I don't remember much art work.

William Kendall said...

Whoever came up with this concept had just the right idea.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely tribute SRQ, I love sculptures designed to work with nature. We have one in Kings Park to honour the victims of the Bali bombings that works with the setting sun, very touching memorial.

Kay said...

Sounds - and looks - like some really wonderful memorials. You caught the light beautifully.

Kate said...

I always appreciate a bit of history or photos to mark gravesites.