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Thought you all might like to see the Dover Patrol monument in John Paul Jones Park. I cut through the park yesterday on my way to Fort Hamilton for shopping.

It looks as if there are monuments in England and France that are similar. Not sure why we have one, unless it is to educate people like me. I found a wiki about it that explains a little. It has a better picture of the monument too. That is just what ours looks like. I think all three are just the same.


Also, one last picture of Yodel. You can see his stitches here. Almost time to have them out. My mom  always did that herself, on pets, And I have removed my own when I had them. But his are so little, and the knots are so close to his wobbly tummy, I think I will bring him in to have the vet do it.

He is all done with his meds now, and really completely recovered. He seems to have more energy than before. I suppose he must have been sickening slowly for a while and we did not notice.



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Nov. 21st, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting both the piece about the Dover Patrol monument, and the photo of your lovely cat :-)
Nov. 22nd, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
Thank you for stopping by to look at them.
Nov. 21st, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this, I have never heard of the Dover Patrol before. I'm afraid my knowledge of early 20th century naval history is woeful to non existent.

How lovely to see Yodel recovered and all snuggled up at home. He looks very content. Hazel and Lyra must be glad to have him back to normal :)
Nov. 22nd, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
I didn't know anything about the Dover Patrol either. As far as Naval history goes it just seems we keep fighting over the same bits of water as we do the bits of ground.

Yodel is feeling all better now.
Nov. 22nd, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
What a pretty boy!
Nov. 22nd, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, all round. *hugs*
Nov. 22nd, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear Yodel is well. Cute picture!!
Nov. 23rd, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
This link gives a clue as to why they might have made three identical monuments...

"On the English side, you can see a striking monument to the Dover patrol which was unveiled at Leathercote Point overlooking St. Margaret's Bay in 1921. Identical monuments were built on the French coast at Cap Blanc Nez, and in new York harbour to commemorate the work of French sailors and the US Navy in protecting the Channel shipping lanes."
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