At the 11th Hour….

At the 11th hour….

President George W. Bush speaks during a formal dedication on Veterans Day of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

Of the 11th day…

Stan HOnda/AFP/Getty

Of the 11th month…

.Chris Wattie/Reuters

They shall be remembered.

Canadian Second World War veterans Phil Etter (L) and Bill Story salute during a Remembrance Ceremony at the Mons Cemetery in Mons, Belgium

Canadian Second World War veterans Phil Etter (L) and Bill Story salute during a Remembrance Ceremony at the Mons Cemetery in Mons, Belgium

Mel Evans/AP

World War II veteran Anna Hoffman

Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, holder of a Victoria Cross, lays a wreath on behalf of First World War veteran Harry Patch, aged 110, during a commemoration service to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, at the Cenotaph during Armistice Day on November 11, 2008 in London.

Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, holder of a Victoria Cross, lays a wreath on behalf of World War I veteran Harry Patch, aged 110, during a commemoration service to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, at the Cenotaph during Armistice Day on November 11, 2008 in London.

Veterans and members of the public pay tribute to those who died during war at the garden of remembrance on November 11, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Veterans and members of the public pay tribute to those who died during war at the garden of remembrance on November 11, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Judy Clark of Wolfeboro, N.H., places fresh flowers at the grave of her husband, World War II veteran Adelbert Clark

Judy Clark of Wolfeboro, N.H., places fresh flowers at the grave of her husband, World War II veteran Adelbert Clark

Regardless of age…

Marcus Glover, of the Milton Lewis Young Marines of Gainesville, places flags at Forest Meadows Cemetery

10-year-old Marcus Glover, of the Milton Lewis Young Marines of Gainesville, places flags at Forest Meadows Cemetery

…or Country…

Canadian World War II veteran John Henderson, of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, tours the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in Vis-en-Artois, France late Monday

Canadian World War II veteran John Henderson, of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, tours the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in Vis-en-Artois, France late Monday

Resting place…

Cabrillo National Cemetery in San Diego, CA

Cabrillo National Cemetery in San Diego, CA

Or the war in which one served…

A newspaper clipping surrounded by wreaths during a Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium

A newspaper clipping surrounded by wreaths during a Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium

The sentiment is the same…

Maria Salgado of Katy, Texas, who lost her son, Cpl. Benjamin Salgado Rosales, on a mission in Iraq, on the American Gold Star Mothers float during the Veterans Day parade in downtown Houston

Maria Salgado of Katy, Texas, who lost her son, Cpl. Benjamin Salgado Rosales, on a mission in Iraq, on the American Gold Star Mothers float during the Veterans Day parade in downtown Houston

Vietnam War veteran Luke Kircher reacts as he reflects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia

Vietnam War veteran Luke Kircher reacts as he reflects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day in Philadelphia

President Elect Obama embraces Iraqi war veteran and Illinois State Director of Veterans Affairs, Tammy Duckworth after the two placed a wreath at The Bronze Soldiers Memorial in Chicago

President Elect Obama embraces Iraqi war veteran and Illinois State Director of Veterans Affairs, Tammy Duckworth after the two placed a wreath at The Bronze Soldiers Memorial in Chicago

Meet 112 year-old Henry Allingham, one of only three British surviving veterans of the First World War.

Henry Allingham, one of only three British surviving veterans of the First World War

Henry Allingham, one of only three British surviving veterans of the First World War

We cannot begin to imagine what those eyes have seen.

Or what their hearts have felt.

British World War One veteran Harry Patch, 110, attends an Armistice Day commemoration ceremony in Whitehall in London today

British World War One veteran Harry Patch, 110, attends an Armistice Day commemoration ceremony in Whitehall in London today

Rudy Castore, a World War II veteran, waves from a military truck during the Veterans Day parade in New York

Rudy Castore, a World War II veteran, waves from a military truck during the Veterans Day parade in New York

Two girls watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Two girls watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

A Filipino war veteran walks through the memorial at the American Cemetery before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony in Manila November

A Filipino war veteran walks through the memorial at the American Cemetery before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony in Manila November

PHOTO CREDITS:

  • Chris Wattie/Reuters
  • Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty
  • Kevin Lemarque/Reuters
  • Brad McClenny/AP/The Gainesville Sun
  • John Angelillo-Pool/Getty
  • Anna Hoffman, Mel Evan
  • Oli Scarff/Getty
  • Jeff J Mitchell/Getty
  • Darren Whiteside/Reuters
  • Jim Cole/AP
  • Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty
  • Lenny Ignelzi/
  • Johnny Hanson/AP/Houston Chronicle
  • Matt Rourke/AP
  • Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty
  • Seth Wenig/AP
  • Mitch Dumke/Reuters
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10 responses to “At the 11th Hour….

  1. Preppy 101

    Brought tears to my eyes. A very moving post. Thanks Princess.

  2. What a beautiful post in tribute to our service men and women. I am in tears.

  3. this is such a wonderful post, thank-you.

  4. TCP

    What a lovely post.

    Do you know, this is the first year that I realized that Veterans’ Day is a worldwide day of remembrance? I never knew that before. Thanks for sharing these images.

  5. So beautiful. Thank you so much. My father was a Vietnam vet. It stayed with him throughout his life. Cancer due to Agent Orange is ultimately what took him. Thanks again for this beautiful post. It meant so much.

    Much love,
    Belle

  6. Absolutely stunning! And as the wife of a Veteran – I thank you:)

  7. qc

    As the daughter of a Vietnam vet, thank you for this post.

  8. Lovely post! Thanks!

  9. Wow, this was very powerful. Thank you.

  10. As the wife of a soldier who is on his second deployment…Thank you.

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