Saturday, May 1, 2010

theme day: statue

when our house divided,
385 vermonters marched off to help mr. lincoln reunite the opposing sides.
this statue honors those who tried to make a country whole again.


23 comments:

Carraol said...

Magnificent monument to honor past heroes! Have a great weekend.

Malyss said...

The sign says "a great rebellion" to call the Civil War.That's an interesting (and northern?..) point of view..
The important thing is to remember the ones who suffered, and the statue is very beautyful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Good that you had a great leader to go through those hard times!
God bless you!
Cezar

Yvi said...

Great theme day photo!

Birdman said...

I like this angle you've taken w/ trees behind.

Kate said...

Someone else mentioned "the great rebellion" rather than The Civil War, and I also found it a little curious. I'm a Northerner and don't recall hearing that label to identify the war. I have always been fascinated by both fiction and non-fiction versions of it. It's a terrible thing for any country to be involved in a war that divides the country, whether it's military or political. I feel that we are now engaged in a political party war that cannot help our country.

VP said...

There is an interesting article of Wikipedia about the Naming the American Civil War, with even stranger names...

B SQUARED said...

My, how the times have changed.

Hilda said...

A beautiful memorial and your text is too.

Sunny said...

I have always enjoyed historical statues and they are a great idea for a theme.
You also don't have to worry about them moving when you take a picture.
Happy weekend.
Sunny :)

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting! I have never heard the Civil War called the great rebellion, but it was both.
Wonderful statue and great capture.

I forgot all about theme day. MB

Jacob said...

So many wars, so much death, so many statues. Humans, it seems, don't learn much. War, death and the erection of statues continues, marching to the solemnity of "Taps" with the passage of time.

Jilly said...

A fine looking gentleman and a very moving statue to those who fell and those who made it too. Civil wars seem incomprehensible yet sadly they happen.

cieldequimper said...

A beautiful tribute.

Magpie said...

I love the buds on the trees in the background and blue sky. Great angle on this shot. :)

Marie-Noyale said...

You may have only one in your town
but it stands for a lot .
Have a good WE

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice idea for theme day as we approach the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a moving statue. in the Civil War, regiments were often organized by the state and town where the soldiers came from, such as the 4th Vermont regiment, 12th Massachusetts regiment, etc. That meant that people often knew their fellow soldiers very well and would continue to live together after the war.

The disadvantage of this practice is that if the regiment was assigned to a battle in which there were very heavy casualties, a generation of young men from a town could be mostly wiped out.

You statue commands reflection. There are never such statues honoring the sacrifices by the families left behind who experienced the loss as well.

slim said...

Wonderful choice, bc. Statues and memorials of this magnitude do help us to pause and reflect on our past and honor those who gave so much so we could enjoy our basic freedoms.

helenmac said...

So much that we must think about and try to do so without undue emotion. In every small village, town, or city in Michigan there is a similar statue honoring those who fought in the Civil War, the rebellion of the southern states against the government of the United States. We may argue about the causes but that a rebellion occurred is not in doubt. President Lincoln said, "Thank God for Michigan" when troops from Detroit were the first to arrive in response to his call to arms after the shelling of Fort Sumter.

JM said...

A very deserved memorial!

Amin said...

Very interesting.

Julie said...

The wording 'the great rebellion' caught my eye,too. Not written with the after-sight of history, I suspect.