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Monday, March 19, 2007

Teipei's Equivalent to Our Arlington Memorial...

Don't ask me to tell you the name of this memorial... because 1. I'll butcher it, 2. I don't know it, and 3. Yes, at one point in time I knew it, but I forgot it 2 seconds after I heard it.

But this memorial is Taiwan's equivalent to our Arlington. That's how they compare it and those how they refer to it. They too respect the grounds, they too have a changing of the guard and someone stationed there 24/7/365, and they too have an unmarked grave with a nameless soldier respectfully buried there.
There is Taiwan's flag. And a security building... that I figured was used to house the guards who weren't on watch duty.
This is a security tower, they had one on each side of the memorial... though tourist are allowed to go on the first floor and admire the scenery... the second floor is reserved for guards only.

I must say, I've never seen a more elaborate security tower ever before.

The unmarked grave... enough said...
The changing of the guard...

The actual memorial itself... Those tablet thingies... are the gravestones. People would enter the doors and bow in respect to the soldiers who gave their lives.
My godmother right next to my mother...
And a mural depicting the war...
More pictures to come later...

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing these!

10:54:00 AM  

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