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Veterans Day

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 November 2020 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is situated in the city of San Diego, California, on the Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation. The cemetery is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown San Diego, overlooking the bay and the city. Fort Rosecrans is named after William Starke Rosecrans, a Union general in the American Civil War.

Photo taken August 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 50 mm

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lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

A very sobering picture of such great waste, Steven

11 Nov 2020 5:04am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Il ne faut surtout pas oublier.

11 Nov 2020 5:42am

By Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Respect for all the disappeared

11 Nov 2020 5:59am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

I lived in San Diego for 7 years in the 70s, Steven, and only saw this cemetery from afar. I wish now that I had visited it in person. Happy Veteran's Day.

11 Nov 2020 6:09am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It would be great if seeing these cemeteries would help us avoid setting up new ones by preventing wars. It doesn’t seem to work because too many people think war is the only solution

11 Nov 2020 6:12am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

They gave so much for us. 5*

11 Nov 2020 6:41am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Ces cimetières sont toujours superbes mais aussi très impressionnants !

11 Nov 2020 6:59am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

An amazing but sad reminder of the casualties of war.

11 Nov 2020 7:19am

christian from AUBUSSON, France

les arbres pour saluer cette jeunesse foudroyée pour nos libertés.

11 Nov 2020 7:23am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great graphic composition.

11 Nov 2020 7:49am

jean pierre from Paris, France

un rappel de la folie des hommes!!!!!

11 Nov 2020 7:59am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Comment ne pas être impressionnés et émus devant ça !
La folie meurtrière des hommes avides de pouvoir, de richesse .... rien ne vaut un tel carnage, toutes ces vies sacrifiées.
Bonne journée Steven

11 Nov 2020 8:37am

Calusarus from Valence, France

Never forget !

11 Nov 2020 9:16am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces tom bes

11 Nov 2020 9:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Successful BW !

11 Nov 2020 9:43am

willy from Belgium

Une vue émouvante Steve

et un bel hommage en même temps

have a nice day

11 Nov 2020 9:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a wonderful sculptural perspective on this daunting number of gravestones. The B/W suits it perfectly

11 Nov 2020 9:45am

suzanne from Bruxelles, Belgium

Très impressionnant et émouvant !
Un cadrage si bien choisi.

11 Nov 2020 10:12am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressive all these white graves!

11 Nov 2020 10:37am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Yes, all those veterans who gave their lives for us.
So impressive is this cemetery

11 Nov 2020 10:50am

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

Hommage à tous ceux qui se battent pour la liberté....

11 Nov 2020 2:15pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A very apt tribute to these great souls Steven :) Thank you :)

11 Nov 2020 3:04pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Impressive and great graphic picture.
All these people gave their lives.
That should never be forgotten.

11 Nov 2020 3:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

An impressive view which evokes strong emotion.

11 Nov 2020 4:30pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Les cimetières de guerre ont tous la même particularité, ils semblent n'avoir pas de fin...

11 Nov 2020 4:49pm

Remus from Portugal

For more wars that end, soon after others begin.
As long as countries spend more money on the war industry than on education, wars will never end.

11 Nov 2020 5:07pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Very impressive and moving place ! A beautiful BW and framing for a kind tribute.

11 Nov 2020 5:12pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un bel hommage que tu fais là, cette image est parfaite et impressionnante.
Mais en cette période on parle aujourd'hui plus du covid !.... Grrrrrrrr... )

11 Nov 2020 5:23pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I got to visit this cemetery a few years ago. it is really beautiful on the hills above the sea. Perfect shot for Veterans Day today.

11 Nov 2020 5:54pm

Rose M Swalls from United States

What a view...it does really make one stop and think.

11 Nov 2020 6:05pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot to commerate this date.

11 Nov 2020 6:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful tribute .

11 Nov 2020 8:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A very solemn and perfect tribute for Veterans Day. I guess that most National Cemeteries look similar because this reminds me a lot of Arlington National Cemetery.

11 Nov 2020 9:47pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful !

11 Nov 2020 10:29pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Never forgotten. Well to live in peace now.

11 Nov 2020 10:45pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nicely done. Let us hope that wars end forever some day.

12 Nov 2020 12:02am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and somber image that reminds us of the cost of war.

12 Nov 2020 2:33am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Very good, Steven... somber, solemn, moving.

12 Nov 2020 2:44am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

somber, well done and timely

12 Nov 2020 2:47am

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Des tombes à perte de vue ! Une image émouvante !

12 Nov 2020 8:55am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Un bel et mérité hommage à tous les hommes qui se sont sacrifiés pour la liberté.

13 Nov 2020 3:35am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lest we forget.

14 Nov 2020 9:23am

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful image. A solemn and great tribute. :)

14 Nov 2020 3:10pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a moving scene.

16 Nov 2020 11:52pm

Diane from Vancouver Island, Canada

incredible image

17 Nov 2020 10:17pm