Tears in Taukkyan – War Memorial in Myanmar

February 04, 2015

IN CONTINUATION OF ANOTHER NOTE – “TEARS IN KOHIMA”

Another stark reminder of lives lost in exchange for land – the Taukkyan War Memorial in Mingaladon, Myanmar.

No matter how patriotic one might feel, the exchange does not seem worth it. A few pictures of the Taukkyan War Cemetery in Myanmar, that holds the remains of aliied soldiers resting so far away from home.

The cemetery now contains 6,374 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 867 of them unidentified  and memorials for commonwealth servicemen of other faiths.

TAUKKYAN WORLD WAR II CEMETERY

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TAUKKYAN WORLD WAR II CEMETERY

Seventy Five years later someone has put flowers on this grave! SO touching! I wonder if 75 years after I am gone I might elicit a single thought – much less the action of sending flowers across half the world!

TAUKKYAN WORLD WAR II CEMETERY

jm

Jan 2015

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