chamekke (chamekke) wrote in photo_scavenger,


Namely, the Last Post.

Commonwealth readers will know what the Last Post is (and I believe the American equivalent of the Last Post is called "Taps"?), but for everyone else, here's Wikipedia:

"In addition to its normal garrison use, the Last Post call had another function at the close of a day of battle. It signalled to those who were still out and wounded or separated that the fighting was done, and to follow the sound of the call to find safety and rest. Its use in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Commonwealth nations {...} is an implied summoning of the spirits of the Fallen to the cenotaph."

These photos were taken at our local cenotaph on Remembrance Day (a.k.a. Poppy Day, Veterans Day). Unfortunately the bugler was not in my line of sight, but these pics were taken during the playing of the Last Post and the two-minute silence that followed it, and for me they evoke the feeling I had in those moments. (Mods, please let me know if this disqualifies this post from entry; I do recognize you can't "see" the post in this post!)


Old man remembering
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