Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial [Photo-Hunt]


When I die, give what is left of me to children.
If you need to cry, cry for your brothers walking beside you.
Put your arms around anyone
and give them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you with something,
something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I have known and loved.
And if you cannot live without me, then let me live on in your eyes,
your mind and your acts of kindness.
You can love me most by letting hands touch hands
and letting go of children that need to be free.
Love does not die, people do.
So when all that is left of me is love...
Give me away.

~ The Legacy

Photos were taken at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery), a memorial cemetery for Filipino military personnel from privates to generals, as well as heroes and martyrs, former presidents and statesmen. Among those buried in this cemetery are most of the defenders of Bataan, Corregidor and other battlefields fought during World War II. Located at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig.

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25 comments:

archiearchive said...

A sombre yet magnificent sight.

Heart of Rachel said...

The lighted candles beside the crosses at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a touching sight.

jmb said...

YOu have chosen well for this theme Luna. Both in the poem and the beautiful photos.

Happy weekend to you.

CRIZ LAI said...

The 2nd shot is beautiful with all the lights on. :)

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jams o donnell said...

Now that is such a moving sight. A beautiful take on this week's theme

AL said...

Very inspirational, thanks for sharing Luna.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful, atmospheric photos! Just lovely!

Mariposa said...

My PH is also from the Libingan ng mga Bayani!

momgen said...

I never been that place...Happy memorial day and hunting too.

Mine is here

Carver said...

The cemetery is so beautiful at night with the crosses glowing. Happy weekend.

ipanema said...

this is beautiful! it touches something in me.

Scott said...

Beautiful thoughts and photos. Excellent take on this weeks theme and and thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.

docgelo said...

it's memorial day in the us, isn't it? how fitting.

btw, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. you're welcome to view my previous posts and to frequent my site. i'll include you in my links for easy follow. salamat!

Life Ramblings said...

what a great memorial and inspiring poem to match.

Carolina Victory said...

Very powerful memorials and beautiful photos. Love the poem too.

Thanks for visiting mine and have a nice weekend. Annie

SFBakstad said...

Those are some stunning shots! In fact, we enjoyed your blog this morning and look forward to following you. Your food shots are great too!

YTSL said...

Great photos and choice of poem to share.

Bonggamom said...

What a beautiful, touching sight. Thanks for sharing.

My photohunt post is up

beth0110 said...

oh my this is a beautiful set of photos and the poem is perfect. thanks for sharing. In response to your comment on my photohunt photo.... if you have a chance to visit Washington D.C. you should. I was surprised how much I liked it.

hip chick said...

What a beautiful poem.

Ebie said...

A beautiful poetry and tribute afforded to all heroes you fought and defended their country.

Love the shot of the candles glowing in the dark.

T. Becque said...

Beautiful!

Marta said...

Wow! Both pictures are stunning and very moving. Excellent post.

Maya said...

Wonderful pictures and words.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» reads a lot of WWII history and he knows how horribly the Philippines suffered in WWII. This is a fine tribute to those who died defending their country.

It is Memorial Day in the U.S. Monday 31 May.