Monuments and Historical architecture

Age shall not weary them…

Deep in the Matopos is a MOTH shrine dedicated to the people of this nation who fought in the Great Wars…Lest we Forget

MOTH

It is very quiet here in the middle of the Matopos, and the shrine is shady and serene…my camera didn’t want to pick up the details under the trees…

MOTH

MOTHBelow, the names of the black and coloured folk who lost their lives have been added to the shrine.MOTHMy grandfather served in both Great Wars and was very involved with the MOTH Shell-hole, Esigodini, a cute little retirement village. The characteristic Allied helmets are all around the shrine, on the gate, on this plaque…

MOTH

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.Matopos

 

 

 

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8 Comments

Stew - 09. Nov, 2014 - Reply

Lovely Remembrance memorial. Thanks for posting Frankie.

frankiekay - 09. Nov, 2014 - Reply

Thank YOU for the visit.

Gomer Pyle - 09. Nov, 2014 - Reply

Thanks for the share – beautiful !

frankiekay - 10. Nov, 2014 - Reply

Matopos is a magical place – fitting place to house this memorial. Thanks for the visit

Patricia Smith - 10. Nov, 2014 - Reply

My late Father is there.Frank Stephens. Rest in peace Dad.

frankiekay - 10. Nov, 2014 - Reply

RIP

Suki - 10. Nov, 2014 - Reply

Thank you. I never had the privileged to visit but know about it so this is great. So many ceremonies taking place over here and so nice to see so many Rhodesians and South Africans stepping forward to honour those gone and those remaining behind mourning or injured etc I have sesn some touching memorials to all the animals that are often forgotten.

frankiekay - 10. Nov, 2014 - Reply

Yes – I saw that too and its true – all the poor horses that were shot at the end of the war to feed starving people – they slaved their hearts out too…