Memorial Day Salute

in #photography3 years ago (edited)

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Happy Memorial Day!


Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. This information is courtesy of US Department of Veterans Affairs

Two Caissons meet at the crossroads.


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Walking through Arlington Cemetery is a frequent event in my life. Even after all this time, the sight of it leaves me breathless, at a loss for words... and I find that I had wandered without thought to a section I know by heart - and touch the stone, pausing.

Kneeling in prayer. Shedding my tears.

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I can hear the cannon fire booming across the cemetery, shattering the peace of the moment — at Arlington National Cemetery.

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has so many tears, so much angst poured upon this wall. Thank you for your service, Harry.

Thank you will never be enough.

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There were bracelets worn throughout the Vietnam War and pilgrimages to the Wall to return them to this very day. The respect.

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Rolling Thunder participants all came together to pay tribute to the servicemen and women. Thousands of bikers rolled through the city on their motorcycles to show respect and say thank you to all of those who have served the country. — at Arlington Memorial Bridge.

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Rolling Thunder Lives!

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It stands so proudly, gently waving with an inspiration of things that can be, can be — at Washington Monument National Monument.

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¸.♥´¸.•♥*¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

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May we never forget the meaning behind this three-day-holiday. Thank you, my soldier. I will never forget, for you made the ultimte sacrifice.

I salute you.




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May we never forget...

This is a very touching post. I think it is one of your best. I may be biased, but I am being honest...I know what you were going to say. In fact I can hear you saying it so you dont need to :)

Taps always does it for me, as does watching the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Thank you for the reverent post.

Talk about simpatico! I was just over at your post this moment. Stop following me around. :)

Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I am the same way with Taps. It brings tears to my eyes. Every. Single. Time.

Happy Memorial Day, Paul.

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Hey you know the simpatico thingies just happen. I kind of dig the whole mind meld. I have never experienced it like that before. ;)

Oh! That mind meld thing you have! :)

I have? You apparently are on the other end LOL! Stop upping me so much you lol. Now I have to try to make it up :)

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Happy memorial day & you're right people do confuse the two days. Thanks for explaining =) beautiful photography as well

Hey, Sweet Girl!

How are you doing??? Happy Memorial Day to you! Thank you so much!

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fabulous shots to honor memorial day, May we never forget.

I general always watch the memorial day parade here but missed it this year was to run down to go and watch it this year

It's what is in your heart that counts.

Taking good care of yourself right now is a #1 priority. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial
Day nonetheless.

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Thanks and having a nice quiet day
Hope your having a good day

I did and thank you!

Fantastic photos! I grew up on a small Midwestern town where Memorial Day was not only about Veterans, but about remembering all the graves of people we knew who were buried in the cemetery. As a kid I can remember walking through the cemetery with a flat of geraniums and a spade and planting them on graves, so that each grave was decorated for Decoration Day.

True! It came to be known as Decoration Day first, however, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.

And so it was born. Thank you so much and Happy Memorial Day!

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Wow. Absolute patrotism from you @dswigle. Good to see you filled with the love of your nation..happy celebration dear

Absolutely, Sam. I bleed red, white and blue. :)

Thank you!

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Its talking about passion, dedication, sacrifice and responsibility. Define two honouring title and salute all the people who keep engage with the protection of civilians.

Dedication and love of country. Yes.

the legacy will be remembered forever :)

We can hope, yes? Thank you so much!

happy memorial day dear thank you for the post and thank you for the amazing photography.

Thank you very much! Happy Memorial Day!

Walking through Arlington Cemetery is a frequent event in my life. Even after all this time, the sight of it leaves me breathless, at a loss for words... and I find that I had wandered without thought to a section I know by heart - and touch the stone, pausing.

Indeed, well said. It's all about remembering that these graves are our final resting place. We can't live forever so spreading love and happiness should be the priority

Thank you so much!

Happy Memorial Day .... have a great weekend....

Thank you! I hope you have a nice weekend too!

Wish you a happy memorial day, you are welcome here explanation for break our confusion, you are absolutely right we should salute them...

Thank you so much!

stay blessed and happy with your memorial day

Thank you so much!

I salute your patriotism. The post is very nice and photography is fantastic. God bless you. Happy Memorial day to you.

Wonderful shots dear Denise! Happy Memorial Day to you! :)💗🌺🌸

I know these that days are very important to you. Only so I can say... Respect!

Your photos are of very high quality and really do justice to the solemn message of your post.

Veterans should be remembered, respected and appreciated in death as well as in life. From what I've read about it, those veterans who suffer from physical or psychiatric wounds, have a better chance of receiving adequate medical care and help after being discharged from the military these days than during and after the Vietnam war. Also, Americans in general seem more appreciative of their war veterans nowadays. That is a very healthy development.

Powerful post, Denise. Great photography. Happy Memorial Day!

Hello Beautiful
here we do not have anything similar.
I find it very beautiful and curious
happy tuesday sky

I salute for the guys who has sacrified their lifes for the country.

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