Scottish - American War Memorial - Copyright © 2017 Graeme Watson.

Scottish - American

War Memorial

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish - American War Memorial

The memorial was paid for by The Scottish – American War Memorial Committee representing Scottish-Americans as a tribute to the bravery of Scottish troops during the Great War (First World War) World War I - 1914 to 1918.
The memorial was built in 1927, designed by R. Tait McKenzie a Scottish Canadian and was unveiled on the 7 Sept 1927 by United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alanson B.Houghton. The memorial, shows a kilted infantryman looking towards Edinburgh Castle. Behind the statue is a frieze showing queues of men answering the call by following a kilted pipe band. Along the bottom of the frieze are lines from E. A. Mackintosh's poem "A Creed": "If it be life that waits I shall live forever unconquered; if death I shall die at last strong in my pride and free." Mackintosh 23 of Scottish descent was killed at the second Battle of Cambrai in 1917.




Photograph's in gallery by Graeme Watson
(All photos in gallery are from a camera phone,
the quality varies depending on weather conditions. (no flashes were used).)

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