Everywhere one travels in France, you will find a constant feature: war memorials in each town and village. Each displays the names of all their sons that were killed during each major conflict since WWI. On each anniversary of the end of WWI and WWII conflicts, the mayor of each town presents wreaths in front of the war monument in presence of the public.
I don’t often photograph war memorials when I travel. But on this particular day, a feature on Bourges’s war memorial touched me.
You can see standing behind the soldiers is an angel, clad in a hard hat. The angel seems frightened by something, and it looks (s)he behind the soldiers, is there to protect them.
Next year is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. We can expect in Europe many official commemorations by the governments.
Sending you peace on angels’ wings on a sunny day in France.