Monday, January 16, 2017

Kranji, Republic of Singapore

Kranji Cemetery and War Memorial:  The Kranji cemetery and Singapore Memorial are "dedicated to the memory of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought valiantly against the Japanese invading forces" during World War II. The entrance is marked by an epitaph that has been used in military cemeteries and on veterans' headstones all over the world: "Their name liveth for evermore." It is attributed to Rudyard Kipling, though it is apparently drawn from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (not Ecclesiastes). [2016]

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