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Tributes to "The Glorious Dead": The Dawn of Victory Day

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One of the most touching scenes of Victory Day took place in the early hours of the dawn, before most Londoners were afoot. A little group of bereaved relatives of loved ones lost in the war gathered at the Cenotaph in Whitehall and laid at its base their tribute to “The Glorious Dead.” So their wreaths remained there while the great pageant passed by, silent witnesses to the private grief that underlies all public rejoicings t

over Victory. That day thousands of marching men of many nations, among mrn somc- of the greatest of living warriors, were to salute the memory of their lost comrades. But those offerings made in the silence of dawn were still more eloquent, for they were from those who say in their hearts: “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”- [Draing Copynrghted s the United t.ate I.d (icadli.]

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