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    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 09:26

      yes, they are. they are on the railings of a church in new york, the marble collegiate church on 5th avenue. the gold ribbons, display names, ranks, and ages of thousands of american service people who have lost their lives, and they represent the prayers for the surviving families and friends. they are read out loud each sunday morning and then their names are attached to the ribbons and attached to the fence with the others.

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 10:12

      thought it was appropriate as their names are read out on a sunday x

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 10:12

      so many of them, this was just one small section

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 10:13

      if you saw how many were tied to the church you certainly would have goosebumps

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 10:14

      just a small silent tribute to all of those who’s golden ribbons are tied to the church

  1. March 3, 2013 / 10:09

    Very interesting photo, just read that they are memorial ribbons, so it makes it sad, but it is still nice to remember them! x

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 10:50

      just around the other side there were blue and green ones too. the blue ribbons for the families and friends iraqis who have lost their lives and the green ribbons representing the prayers for peace in the middle east.

  2. March 3, 2013 / 10:56

    wow what a great photo! the bright against the grey is very poigant, so many lives lost ๐Ÿ™ x

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 10:59

      so many, i cant tell you how many golden ribbons were attached to these railing and i’m sure that is just a fraction of the truth. very sad indeed

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:20

      it completely surrounds the church, it makes you stop and take a moment to think of all the brave soldiers

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:21

      it certainly is very moving, if only there was peace.

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:23

      no it’s at a church on 5th avenue, outside the hotel where i stay and not far from the empire state building. the gold ribbons make such a statement against the stone work.

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:24

      shame that this story has to be told x

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:24

      for all those who have lost their lives x

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:26

      they stand out so bright in their memory

  3. March 3, 2013 / 14:24

    Great shot, I love the perspective. Touching story too,

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 14:27

      it’s how you see them walking down the street, an ongoing sea of golden ribbons

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 18:25

      Lovely idea isn’t it? So vibrant

    • hpmcq
      March 4, 2013 / 21:35

      for beautiful people that have given their lives x

    • hpmcq
      March 4, 2013 / 21:36

      it is, but there shouldn’t be a tribute in the first place

    • hpmcq
      March 3, 2013 / 22:55

      and this will only be such a small percentage too x

    • hpmcq
      March 9, 2013 / 20:12

      There shouldn’t be so many should there, but yes a wonderful way to remember them by x

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