veterans

Memorial Day

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
— Joseph Campbell

Here in America, we are observing Memorial Day today — a national holiday that recognizes and remembers those who died in the service of our country’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it is traditional for people to visit the graves of those who died in service and to decorate those graves with small American flags. It is a day in which we honor and show gratitude to those who gave their lives so that the rest of their countrymen could continue in theirs.

"Memorial Day", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.2 at 1/400 sec., 85mm

“Memorial Day”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.2 at 1/400 sec., 85mm

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day in which we honor those who have died fighting for the freedoms our country enjoys. Before the barbecue and the beer and the parties, before heading out to the movies or the sales, those in the US should pause to remember how it is they are able to do those things. Say “thank you” to a veteran.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/14, 50 mm

The figures in today’s photograph were found as-is and photographed at the base of the children’s memorial “Christmas Box” angel statue in Salt Lake Cemetery.

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