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    I would like to say Ballyseedy in Tralee.

    But have to plump for the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC. The sight of those ghostly silver figures, forever moving silently, in testimony to the tens of thousands who gave their lives in that conflict...it's pretty profound.

    "Our Nation honours her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met".

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    Not one person "gave" their live .
    I found my uncles grave here ,
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    he was an economic slave

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    This was the original and was replaced with this one.



    The Story Of The Drumboe Martyrs

    As with Ballyseedy, they were Irishmen executed by the Free State government.
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    As with Ballyseedy, they were Irishmen executed by the Free State government.
    There is something very moving about the story of Charlie Daly's execution. I think it's the fact that he was killed in the other end of the country, alone, away from his family. It was remarkably barbaric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    There is something very moving about the story of Charlie Daly's execution. I think it's the fact that he was killed in the other end of the country, alone, away from his family. It was remarkably barbaric.
    I have always found the letters truly moving.

    *Edit to add: the letters can be found here for the Drumboe Martyrs.

    http://www.finnvalley.ie/history/martyrs/index.html
    Last edited by Ulster-Lad; 23rd February 2013 at 01:25 PM.
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    Quiet tranquility remembering the tumult of war.

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    Thought the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower park Berlin was something special.
    There were many different memorials encompassed into the park,two of them were made from the stone and granite that was used in the construction of the demolished New Reich Chancellery.





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    the Anzac shrine of rememberance in Melbourne is impressive

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    The best monuments to war are political institutions which prevent future war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    The best monuments to war are political institutions which prevent future war.
    War is an extension of politics. That is obvious. So as long as there is politics there will be war.
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

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