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Monuments of the brave

To the heroes that lived.
Monuments to their memories.
Freedom, a high price to pay.
We salute our brave soldiers.

A world full of war memorials.
Tributes to honour the brave.
Patriotic fighters. Loyal.
Protecting their homeland.

Not forgotten, our work heroes.
Firefighters! Search and Rescue!
And many, many more to mention.
Sometimes the unsung heroes.

Tourists are drawn to visit.
Locals too flood to see.
Maybe to honour these heroes.
Or thank God for their bravery.


Tugu Kebangsaan (National Monument)
To those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom. (Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960)


The Lion of Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock.
The latin inscription HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI means “To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss”.


The Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial is located at 5th & A Street in Anchorage. The Memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2010.


The Waiting Woman
This Memorial is dedicated to the men of HMAS Sydney II. She belongs to the HMAS Sydney family and the people of Australia.


The Lincoln Memorial
Built to honour the 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln.

(I visited these monuments and my camera captured memories for me to take home. There are more memorials in my album of the different countries that I had the privilege to visit.)

Photos by C.E. Pereira