In Britain, today is called Remembrance Day. Wreaths of red poppies are placed at monuments to honor the men and women who have fought and fallen in war. Yesterday, on Remembrance Sunday, I went to the Cenotaph on Whitehall to honor the men and women I know who are veterans of or currently serve in the armed services. For me, today is also a day to remember those who chose a different path, the men who refused to take up arms against another human being. This morning at 11am I observed a moment of silence at the Conscientious Objectors Stone in Tavistock Square in honor of my grandfather, great uncle, and uncle who chose that second path. Today I also remember "the peaceful men."
(Photos taken on my iPhone 5 and edited in Snapseed and VSCO Cam.)