War is an awful thing. But sometimes it is necessary to take up arms against someone else who has perpetrated this awful thing. Brave men and women die in such terrible conflicts and deserve our memory and respect.
This year our town, Carleton Place, has hung banners along our main street, Bridge Street, honouring some of the fallen. What a wonderful idea!
This is what they look like, hanging on lampposts.
I photographed each banner save one, which I regret missing, and incorporated some of them into a collage. They couldn't all fit, so I chose the WWII ones to go into the project, but I still had to leave a few WWII banners out of the collage. I chose to tatter the image up a bit with wear marks in post production because it seemed fitting to me to emphasize the passing of time.
For the main photo, I chose what seemed to be the youngest man.
Here are the ones that didn't fit in my collage but who most certainly deserve recognition.