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    Remembering the Veterans!

    God bless all the Veterans - all those men and women who have served our Country - and those who are presently serving our country. I especially want to honor all of you in our PR community who are Veterans.

    Thank you!

    This image includes those serving today - maybe someone else has a photo of those who have served previously.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. Arlington National Cemetery.
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    No, I DON'T need that.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Thanks for starting this thread, Liz. I wish I had something to add to it. I remember your photo from last year, Liz. I wonder if that group are all still with us. And MB1, your Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier is powerful.
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    I met this gentleman at the WW2 memorial this last summer. He needed a walker to get around and had his daughter with him to help. When I asked to take his photo, he agreed his daughter stood back a little to get out of the photo, and he did indeed stand a little taller. We will never be able to repay the dept to these guys, /freedom is indeed not free!
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Great thread, Liz. I never forget them and appreciate all that they have done and continue to do to keep our country safe.
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Thanks for starting this thread, Liz. I wish I had something to add to it. I remember your photo from last year, Liz. I wonder if that group are all still with us. And MB1, your Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier is powerful.
    I often look at this photo and wonder about these sailors and wish I could see them again. I just love their positions and the expressions on their faces, especially that beautiful smile. The image is a bit soft because they were walking fast and I was trying to keep up with them - walking or half running backwards and trying to keep the camera steady and focused.

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    MBI - that's a wonderful shot of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - thanks for posting it.

    Bryan - thanks for sharing the photo of the veteran - it's a wonderful way to honor these men and women who have served our country, and many times they are forgotten. Thankfully in the past few years they have gotten more attention and expressions of gratitude.

    Gary - thanks for the comments. Veteran's Day is very special to me - I'm so glad we have this opportunity to give a little to those who have given so much for us - and those who are still serving our country.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Next Veterans Day, I'll do a self portrait, or PJ can make a portrait of me, because I will officially be a vet...
    Don't forget those vets to be, especially the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan, or those that are sitting in a military hospital somewhere, as well as the ones that gave their all, and their families
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!



    From last year's parade, it rained this year so I didn't want to take out my non-weather sealed F80...

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    This was taken by my Great Grandfather and we discovered the entire set while at my Grandparents house. Taken at JFK's Funeral Procession.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Next Veterans Day, I'll do a self portrait, or PJ can make a portrait of me, because I will officially be a vet...
    Don't forget those vets to be, especially the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan, or those that are sitting in a military hospital somewhere, as well as the ones that gave their all, and their families
    I will be happy to take a Veterans Day portrait of you, Brian. I wish you'd post some of your stuff. You've got such a good stash of soldier photos.
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    Correction

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    I will be happy to take a Veterans Day portrait of you, Brian
    Correction: I would be honored...
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    I was going to post this link earlier, but I forgot. David DeJonge, a photographer from Michigan, is trying to photograph the last few living WWI veterans before they die. What a great photo project.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/11/war.vets.photos/
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    I was going to post this link earlier, but I forgot. David DeJonge, a photographer from Michigan, is trying to photograph the last few living WWI veterans before they die. What a great photo project.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/11/war.vets.photos/
    Mike,

    Thanks for posting that link. I really enjoyed reading the article. David DeJonge is an incredible person for all he is doing for these WWI veterans.

    I hope you don't mind - but I'm adding the video that includes the 2 oldest men (107 & 108 I believe) along with others. It's very brief but powerful.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/11/war.vets.photos/

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemonkey
    This was taken by my Great Grandfather and we discovered the entire set while at my Grandparents house. Taken at JFK's Funeral Procession.

    Thank you so much for contributing this truly awesome photo taken by your great grandfather. Wow! Please post some more if you would like to share them - anytime. It doesn't have to be today.

    What a treasure you've discovered.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    I will be happy to take a Veterans Day portrait of you, Brian. I wish you'd post some of your stuff. You've got such a good stash of soldier photos.
    Happy Veteran's Day Brian. God bless you for all of your service.

    I agree with John - we would love to see some of your soldier photos.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by Axle


    From last year's parade, it rained this year so I didn't want to take out my non-weather sealed F80...

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    Thanks for sharing sharing your photo here. I really enjoy seeing photographs of the vets. This is an especially nice one - love the b&w. Ilford Delta used to be my favorite.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Thank you so much for contributing this truly awesome photo taken by your great grandfather. Wow! Please post some more if you would like to share them - anytime. It doesn't have to be today.

    What a treasure you've discovered.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    A few shots from today - honoring the Veterans and those serving our Country today. They're not the best compositionally - most of the time I was blocked by the police line in front of me. BTW the dog in the 2nd pic is a military service dog.

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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    pride.....
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemonkey
    Here is the link to the gallery of images that I've digitalized. The captions under the images are the captions he wrote on some paper thats been kept with the slides.
    Thanks so much for sharing these photos. Viewing them brought back many memories of that day - and even made me feel a little sad.....still today.

    These are really a treasure.

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    I think your last one and mine belong to the same unit, Liz.
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Thanks, Liz, for this thread.

    I am pleased to see the responses and participation.

    Please allow me to add my contribution ...




    To all veterans everywhere
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    AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    Two images I took two years ago - but some newer forum members might not have seen them. They were taken at the "Field of Remembrance" at Westminster Abbey, an annual event at which a poppy is planted for each British serviceman or woman who fell in the service of their country. And there are so, so many of them. It is a sobering, yet hopeful place.

    First: a quiet prayer
    Second: an old soldier searches for the names of his fallen comrades.

    Cheers
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    Re: Remembering the Veterans!

    It was a cold and dreary day here in the capital, as I watched the 90th Remembrance Day ceremonies from the comfort of my warm living room, I was quite moved by the many faces of all the veterans who gathered on this cold dreary day to remember their youth and events from the past.
    . . . we are most thankful, and will remember them forever !
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