Saturday, December 3, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday




November 2009 - Honolulu Hawaii

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The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (informally known as Punchbowl Cemetery) is a national cemetery located at Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu, Hawaii. It serves as a memorial to honor those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who have given their lives in doing so. It is administered by the National Cemetery Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.




At the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor is a statue of Lady Columbia, also known as Lady Liberty, or Justice. Here she is reported to represent all grieving mothers. She stands on the bow of a ship holding a laurel branch. The inscription below the statue, taken from Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, reads:

THE SOLEMN PRIDE THAT MUST BE YOURS TO HAVE LAID SO COSTLY A SACRIFICE UPON THE ALTAR OF FREEDOM



The statue is featured in the opening sequence of both the 1970s television series Hawaii Five-O and its 2010 remake.





















4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful setting for such an important cemetery.

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  2. There is great dignity here... as well as that strong sense of sorrow that's appropriate for its use. Beautifully photographed!

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  3. i would agree, very impressive. i really enjoy the 1st coming through there. so eye appealing. so lovely. Jackie ... would you keep my family in your prayers ... my hubby is going through some stressful times. i would appreciate it so. thank you! Beth ( :

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