Thursday, October 8, 2015

'May They Be Remembered For A Blessing'..



 The Jewish War Memorial in Kings Park was erected in 1920 'to honour soldiers of the Jewish faith who died in WWl, a plaque added in 1953 to commemorate those who died in WWll'.  Designed by sculptor Pietro Porcelli 'the Ionic column is crowned by a globe of copper bearing the Star of David, and on each corner of the column the Lion of Judah. It's one of my favourite memorials but because of it's height reaching up into the ancient tree at it's side, one of the hardest to get a clear shot. I was happy last week to catch a group of scouts keenly studying the history of the monument, always good to see. Happy Thursday, shalom..




32 comments:

  1. Beautiful and very moving War Memorial and marvelous captures, Grace!! I was a very young girl during World War 2, but there was a military base just outside the town where I grew up. It was the last stop for men heading overseas. There wasn't housing on the base for families and wives and husbands did so want and need to be together at that time, so the whole town began to offer rooms for the wives so they could be near their husbands for as long as possible. My family rented out not only my room, but the garage as well. For the first time in my life, I had brothers and sisters and I did love them all!! We did that for three years so the war became more and more a personal war and heartbreaking when some of those men didn't return.
    Hope your week is going well, Grace.

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  2. Shalom and thanks for telling us about this nice memorial.
    Way too many young and not so young soldiers died in those wars. Many people don't realize how many Commonwealth soldiers died fighting in the Sinai and Palestine campaign. Our [British] Jerusalem War Cemetery is a beautiful and moving place but most visitors to Israel never hear about it. The Australian Embassy makes a solemn commemoration there every year on ANZAC Day (you can see photos on my blog).

    I enjoyed Sylvia's story above, too.
    Our world so needs an end to conflict.

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  3. It feels like nothing ever changes, Grace. A lovely memorial.

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  4. This is wonderful. So often we see only memorials with Christian symbols and it's only right to recognize all of those who served.

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  5. You did a wonderful job of a capturing the beauty of this memorial.

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  6. As you say a very nice memorial for an important group of people.

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  7. Excellent picture of the memorial.
    Great shot of the great lion also.

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  8. It is a formidable and poignant memorial.

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  9. We would rarely, if ever, give a thought to Jewish soldiers who were killed in the wars, so it is good to have a monument to those who did not survive.

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  10. Smashing pictures Grace, it's so important not to forget the sacrifice so many made...

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  11. Beautiful memorial Grace. Your pictures are wonderful.

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  12. Thanks for showing us this memorial, Grace.

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  13. A moving place. I don't know anything about Australian military history except Gallipoli. I've been to Anzac Hill in Alice. Won't forget it.

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  14. Thank your for sharing, G












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  15. A memorable monument of imposing structure. Ironic that the inscription labels it the "Great War"--if only that had been the case, the last great war. Sad that conflicts throughout the globe still exist.

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  16. Lovely memorial to the Jewish soldiers who fought for Australia. I don't think I'd ever taken a photo of that memorial in Kings Park.

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  17. WW I and WW II were such horrible wars. Hope these memorials remind us never to do this again. What a fine looking memorial this is.

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  18. It is a very impressive monument to the fallen Grace. Nice to see it being recognised.

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  19. What a huge memorial monument.
    Important too.

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  20. Beautiful memorial, Grace.
    Love your photo with the lion !

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  21. Didn't know that at WW1 also Australian soldiers fighted in Europe, amazing.

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  22. Beautiful memorial, sad there were and are those lost lifes, Grace. I never noticed it and it´s right on Fraser Avenue... Shame on me.
    Sylvia K´s story is touching, too.

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  23. An impressive and beautiful memorial!

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  24. Beautiful memorial... wonderful pictures...

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  25. Collectively, we have awful memories.

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  26. When that memorial was placed, they probably had no idea that the little tree would ever grow so big that it would crowd the monument.

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  27. This memeorial is so beautifully set under a lovely tree. There is something comforting about this perspective. And adored Sylvia's response to your post. I had no idea that this kind of housing was done.

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