“Horeb” and a Memorial?

Why does the new British memorial look like the alleged rock at “Horeb”? Some believe it looks like a Crescent and Moon or the bull horns and Sun disc. It may insinuate all three but it does look an awful lot like the rock that they claim is from Horeb. This would be the alleged rock that Moses struck and water came out. Moses named the place temptation and strife. Kinda sounds like Iraq and Afghanistan now doesn’t it? Here is some of the article.

The Queen unveiled a memorial to the many thousands of UK military and civilians who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf, but there was disquiet among some for the way the event was organised and the presence of the former prime minister Tony BlairThe £1m memorial bears no names. The two large stone monoliths supporting a bronze medallion, which stands in Victoria Embankment Gardens, commemorates the twin themes of “duty and service” and is a permanent reminder not just of the military but also civilian workers in areas such as aid distribution, education, healthcare, infrastructure and governance. It honours the thousands who served between 1990 and 2015, including the 680 military who lost their lives in the region – a total of 456 in Afghanistan, 179 in Iraq and 47 in the first Gulf war.” (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/09/new-memorial-to-all-involved-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-conflicts)

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?”  (Exodus 17:6-7)

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