Saturday, November 06, 2010

Lest We Forget


As a proud Canadian, who comes from a long line of military serving family members and who's also married into the military, I pondered long and hard over this remembrance montage. I used the leaves photostamp from The Mountains plate found under Landscapes created by The Stampsmith. My card depicts Canadian soldiers, the famous poppy and the sentiment, Lest We Forget under it.

The most important element in my card, which isn't meant to fade into the background, is a snapshot of a few of the names of the 11,285 Canadian soldiers who died in France and whose remains were never found. The towering, 10-storey, white limestone Vimy Memorial Monument is located at Vimy Ridge, near Arras, France. The striking memorial features a 30-tonne limestone figure carved from a single block, a hooded figure representing Canada herself, gazing down on a single tomb overlooking the Douai plain.

With Remembrance Day coming this November 11th, I hope you will take the time that day, and every day, to remember our fallen soldiers and those who currently serve to protect our country, and the freedoms that we are so fortunate to have.

With Remembrance,

4 comments:

Carol Q said...

wonderful card Julie. really beautifully put together.

Carol Q said...

wonderful card Julie. really beautifully put together.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful card.

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful card, very tastefully created. :0) xx