August 23, 2012

Burnaby’s Korean War Memorial With Haunting Moonlight

As we were walking back to the parking lot after the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games Opening Ceremony, I noticed that a crescent moon was dancing about the statue commemorating BC soldiers who gave their lives in the Korean War.  A bit of walking to and fro, a bit of flash to bring out the form, and I got the moon cupped in the hand of the female statue. I wonder how often soldiers in the mud, the blood, the cold, and the heat of the conflict looked up at the moon, and thought of loved ones far away. . . There may have even been a veteran or two of that war at the ceremony tonight. . . and certainly many who personally knew boys who died over there, in the fight to preserve freedom.

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Posted by Paul at August 23, 2012 10:44 PM