The Stone of Remembrance,
designed to commemorate the dead of WWI.
Always with the phrase:
"Their name liveth for evermore"
The Stone of Remembrance always faces West facing the men
who always lie looking Eastward.
The Stone was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens
and deliberately avoids shapes associated
with particular religions.
The phrase on the Stone was an idea of
Rudyard Kipling whose only son died during WWI.
The phrase is a quote from 'The Wisdom of Sirach'.
All the pictures in this post were taken a while ago at
Dozinghem Military Cemetery in Westvleteren.
While taking a walk through the forest next to it,
we noticed the cemetery and couldn't just pass it,
we had to pay it a visit.
The cemetery is completely surrounded by woods and fields,
not accessible by car. It was designed by Reginald Blomfield.
The peacefulness and serenity on the cemetery was overwhelming.
The Cross of Sacrifice you see in the distance
is also always present on these Commonwealth war cemeteries.
Also a design by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
We will never forget.
We will always remember.