Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fallen Firefighters

This display appeared spontaneously at a West Hartford fire station the morning after Osama bin Laden was killed.  Each flag represents a firefighter killed during the destruction of the World Trade Center.

28 comments:

Kate said...

Wow! How symbolic is this!!! This has been quite a week so far!

SRQ said...

Very nice remembrance.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Wow! This is why the City Daily Photo community is so great! Thank you for sharing.

brattcat said...

so interesting to go from gardens of tulips to gardens of flags.

Jacob said...

Very interesting. I like Brattcat's phrase, "gardens of flags."

Re your comment about Concord! I know where it all happened. I taught American history! But some dumb dumbs don't and I was referring to the person you mentioned! Heh, heh!

Re the "beauty": Guess you'll just have to take my word for it ... ;-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a moving tribute and demonstrates the bravery and sacrifice of first responders. It is a fitting epilogue to the tulips.

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful homage in your picture.Lovely flags!
Léia

Lois said...

What a beautiful tribute! Thanks for sharing.

Halcyon said...

A lovely way to memorialize our heroes. Nice capture!

lizziviggi said...

The sadness just takes my breath away. There were so many of them.

Karl said...

Really a moving tribute, Respect! I did not know there were so many firefighter killed!

Leif Hagen said...

That's amazing and very moving! Firefighters are heros!

Sylvia K said...

A very moving tribute indeed!! It is still painful to remember how many died that nightmare of a day. Marvelous capture, Jack, thank you!

Sylvia

VP said...

A well deserved and spectacular tribute!

Dawn said...

Wow. Very moving and also inspirational. A lot of feeling here!

RedPat said...

A wonderful remembrance!

jennyfreckles said...

Very evocative memorial - and somehow all the more so after the tulips of the day before. Firefighters tend to be unsung heroes. We've hundreds out battling wildfires all over the country at the moment.

cieldequimper said...

I like the 'spontaneous' here. I just shudder when I think back on it. This is such a wonderful gesture.

Regina K said...

Wonderful display and remembrance

Farmchick said...

Really a powerful image.

Randy said...

Nice memorial.

Caroline said...

Very poignant. We live in interesting times.

Sharon said...

Beautiful gesture!

JM said...

Spontaneously? This is truly amazing!

EG Wow said...

Amazing and wonderful!

youth_in_asia said...

This is a beautiful tribute, Jack.

Gunn said...

A STRONG image!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Very poignant image.