The people who have left us from our lives may not be present with us physically and yet just by holding on to some of our last beautiful memories we shared with them, it's funny how we feel that they still may be around. They are and they always will be. Cemeteries may be the best physical manifestation of where our lost loved ones still exist even till this very day.
None of us have forgotten our dear ones and while remembering them often is good, visiting them from time to time may just bring happy tears to the soul of the deceased. For those of you who may haven't, try visiting them once in a while, take a moment to talk to them and tell them that you still haven't forgotten the days when they were still there.
Here are some photos of beautiful cemeteries that are famous as they are home to some of the world's fallen heroes who spent their last moments on the battlefield and yet lost their lives while fighting for their country.
The Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
Canada's National Military Cemetery, Ottawa, Canada
The Beechwood Cemetery became the home of Canada’s National Military Cemetery in the year 2007. By bringing together four sections of the cemetery where war veterans and the men who died in service rest in peace, to form what is known as Canada’s National Military Cemetery.
Though the section was opened in 2001, it is solely dedicated to the memory of Canadian personnel who fought serving their country in war. The cemetery brings in all those men who either died in service, whose deaths were related to service and those who served honorably till the end and now rest peacefully beneath these grounds
The Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington D.C, U.S.A
The Arlington National Cemetery, one of the most famous cemeteries in the country is the resting home for many of the nation's greatest heroes. The cemetery includes an estimate of 300,000 veterans of almost every single American conflict ranging from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Founded in 1866, Arlington National Cemetery has become a sacred ground to remind people of the sacrifices made by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who fought for their country.
The Seoul National Cemetery, Seoul, South Korea
The cemetery grounds hold the remains of 165,000 martyrs, soldiers, police officers and reserved forces who died for their country, including those men who died in the Korean Independence movement, Korean War and Vietnam War.
Every year on the 6th of June, memorial services and events are held at the Seoul National Cemetery by the citizens who pay their respects and honor the brave men who fought for their country. Though it started as a National Military Service in the year 1955, it further went to the status of becoming a National Cemetery 10 years later.
The Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Canada
The cemetery is considered to be the only cemetery in the city of Vancouver British Columbia. The grounds hold up to approximately 92000 grave sites and 145,000 buried remains. In the past, people who couldn’t afford to pay for a burial took up the practice of burying two bodies in a grave.
In the past when the cemetery became overcrowded, trees were removes and pathways were constructed for new graves and restrictions were placed on certain monuments in order to provide better care. Vandalism also became common, which included the breakage of several monuments, which were also later removed.
The Mount Herzl Military Cemetery Jerusalem, Israel
The site also referred to as Mount of Remembrance, is of huge importance for Israel and the Jewish people. The site includes the graves of some of Israel's greatest leaders like its presidents, prime ministers, Zionist leaders, and other dignitaries.
Every year on the 18th of April, people stand in silence next to the graves of the fallen Israeli soldiers as a 2-minute siren is sounded to mark Memorial Day which remembers Israel's fallen soldiers and the victims of the Holocaust.
The Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium
The Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is the resting place of 10,755 fallen men of the First World War. The Cemetery is the second largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium. Unlike the Tyne Cot cemetery almost all the people buried here have been officially identified. The gravesite also houses graves for other nationalities including Chinese, French and German burials.
The Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
The Kranji War Cemetery located in Singapore is the final resting place for the Allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Singapore following the Japanese occupation of the island from 1942-1945 and in other parts of Southeast Asia during the Second World War.
The Kranji War Cemetery is home to the remains of around 4,460 servicemen and women from Britain, Australia, Canada, Malaya, India, Netherlands, New Zealand and Sri Lanka who lost their lives during the Second World War.
The Houston National Cemetery
The Houston National Cemetery was created to serve as a resting place for the military veterans and service members who lost their lives in the past. The cemetery does not charge any kind of financial sum from the deceased individual's surviving family members.
During its initial stages, it was called the Houston Veterans Administration cemetery and was considered the largest cemetery in the country at one point. It is often compared to the national cemetery in Arlington.
The Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
The Glasnevin Cemetery has interred about 1.5 million people since 1832 and is also known to be a non-denominational graveyard, one of the first of its kind in Ireland. The cemetery includes the nation's great heroes, another reason for getting the title of a national cemetery.
The cemetery authorities have maintained a register of every single person buried beneath these grounds and can provide crucial and necessary information for genealogy researchers. As the records pre-date the civil registration of deaths by 3 decades.