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A weathered flag for Memorial Day

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 31 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The wind was really whipping this flag on St. George Island, Florida, but it becomes a fitting tribute for all those who gave their lives so that we might have freedom. God Bless every one of them.
I wish all Americans a meaningful day!

PS: Tomorrow I will resume Viewfinder aka Glenn in his appeal for the pelicans. all shore creatures of Louisiana and the Gulf coast, and to boycott BP.

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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tyan from Singapore, Singapore

even the ends are frayed,how aptly named,this image!:) Its as if you caught the wind in action,this is lovely:)

31 May 2010 8:53am

@tyan: Thank you, Tyan ... we're ending our 2010 Memorial Day - a day of emotional connections to our hard-won freedom by so many men and women.

mohammad hossein from tehran, Iran

beautiful shot

31 May 2010 9:23am

@mohammad hossein: Thank you very much.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I salute the service men and women who gave so much, and their families. Our freedoms are precious and from time to time must be defended. Sometimes the threat comes from without, but there are those times when the enemy is within. Those persons or corporations or even government officials who abuse their freedoms won at such a high cost, for the sake of making profit or gaining power at the expense of people or environment, are unworthy recipients of such a rare and special gift.

31 May 2010 11:21am

@Viewfinder: Thank you, Glenn, for your meaningful comment. We're filled w/emotions on many levels this weekend.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A fitting tribute Judy! God bless all those who fight for the cause of freedom! ;-)

31 May 2010 11:25am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you so much, Eric.

Barbara from Florida, United States

It may be slightly tattered on the edges but it's strength prevails. I too salute our servicemen who have given their all to defend our freedom. Glenn expressed it well.
Your image of our flag is beautiful.

31 May 2010 4:03pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb ... and the 'tatters' just exemplify the struggles of our nation, IMO.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

wonderful shot - I love the flag against that beautiful blue sky.....a wonderful way to remember those that have given everything for this country....

31 May 2010 5:49pm

@Chris: Thank you, Chris ... I appreciate your comments.

Krunal from Mumbai, India

good to see the wind in your favour, this is an amazing shot and you've caught the spirit of freedom very well.

31 May 2010 5:59pm

@Krunal: Thank you, Krunal ... a flag unfurled makes such a strong statement, in any country.

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

"Oh, say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave....o'er the Land of the Free...and the Home....of the....Brave!!" all :) Love ya Judy....Happy Day!

31 May 2010 6:09pm

@Sandy Weston: Thank you so much, Sandy; what a sweet comment. Happy Day to you too. xx

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

A perfect tribute for today! May it always wave and stand for freedom and liberty! A thank you also to those who have fought for us and for those who continue around the world! Have a great Memorial Day.

The oil spill is a very sad situation!

31 May 2010 6:59pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott ... and we'll think of Francis Scott Key and his immortal words as we bring this day to a close.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful catch Judy.......back to pelicans tomorrow, ey??

31 May 2010 9:52pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan ... and yes, back to the birds tomorrow!