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Why are police funerals good for the profession?

Last month I visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. I stood over the granite wall with the carvings of more than 20,000 names of officers killed for no other reason than reporting for duty. 840 more words

The Blue Blitz

Farewell, Mister Spock

Today’s post is a bit shorter and more disjointed than usual because it deals with some terrible news. Leonard Nimoy—Spock—has died. Dammit.

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I know that my work runs toward the humorous, but I’ll keep this as serious as possible. 164 more words

Leonard Nimoy

Photo Archive: Merchant Seafarer's War Memorial, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, 20/08/14.

Lost at sea memorials.com informs me that this breathtaking sculpture is by Brian Fell and that it is dedicated to the “MEMORY OF THE MERCHANT SEAFARERS FROM THE PORTS OF BARRY PENARTH CARDIFF WHO DIED IN TIMES OF WAR… 99 more words

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Photo Archive: Photograph of Second Radio Officer Norman Eric Blyth, Tower Hill Memorial, London, 2014.


I always find it moving to see any sign that there is still a connection between the living and those who sacrificed their lives and are commemorated on memorials, like this memorial to merchant seaman at Tower Hill in London. 197 more words

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Commemorative Couch

George Williams House provided low-cost accommodation for single men, at the YMCA site in Hereford Street, for many decades.  When the earthquake struck on 22 February 2011 thirty-eight men were evacuated, never to return.  76 more words

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