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Troops gathering...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 23 March 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...during this 34th reenactment of the Battle of Brooksville Florida, which took place 150 years ago.

Six years ago was Easter Sunday; after a sleepless night we headed to church. The previous evening we'd received news of the death of our 45 yr. old son.
Working on these Civil War Era images, reminds me to think of the many families that lost sons, fathers, brothers in that war ... and all the others who lost loved ones in wars around the world. David's was a freak accident, but he too, served time in the military.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/500 second F/6.4 ISO 100 19 mm

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.

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* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Those six years must feel like an evening gone . . my thoughts to you both on this Sunday.

23 Mar 2014 10:25am

@Ronnie 2¢: You're right, Ronnie ... like eons ago and like last night at the same time. Thank you.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I'm sorry. The death of a son is the news that never we should receive. A hug.

23 Mar 2014 10:54am

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you, Graciel.la ... we know we're not alone. Appreciate the hug.

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Too many men and women have died and been severely injured in wars. If only we could learn to resolve our conflicts in a less violent way. I cannot imagine your grief at the death of your son 6 years ago.

23 Mar 2014 1:01pm

@Anita: Thanks, Anita ... faith, hope, and the love for David's daughter (now 12) keep us going. ♥

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of the group. I especially like how the "flying" flag looks.

23 Mar 2014 2:23pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

The panoramic view emphasizes the magnitude of the battle field.

23 Mar 2014 2:50pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Although we enjoy these re-enactments as you say it's important to remember the awful and tragic losses and all the grieving families that suffer because of conflicts. My heart goes out to you Judy in remembering your son, when mine was out in a war zone some years ago I know I would wait for news that he was safe every time there was something on the news, I count myself as one of the lucky ones that he returned unharmed and feel for those who were not so fortunate.

23 Mar 2014 4:29pm

@Doug: Thank you, Doug, for your extra note on the processing of these images.
People 'round the world struggle with grief in trouble spots due to conflicts and natural disasters, like Flight 370 right now. We must remember to love our families every day, as if there will be no tomorrow.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Judy I forgot to say how superb this image is your processing throughout this series has been incredible

23 Mar 2014 4:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I cannot imagine how it feels to lose a child, no matter the age. My heart goes out to you and your husband on this anniversary of your son's passing. I have been watching the series Aerial AMerica and so many of the states show cemeteries and battlefields - you are right we need to remember the fallen sons.

23 Mar 2014 5:33pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you, Ruthie ... without our faith, I do not know how we could have carried on. So many suffer this type of grief; we know we are not alone.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

nicely comp'd!!

23 Mar 2014 7:36pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

and also may the Lord be with you today...

23 Mar 2014 7:38pm

@Tim: Thank you, Tim.

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

War is hell and very costly in terms of human life. You are doing a great job with this series ...

23 Mar 2014 7:57pm

@American Ferret: Agreed ....... and thanks.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A really great set of images, nice one

23 Mar 2014 9:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant pano and a fitting tribute to all who have died in wars throughout the ages ... sadly, many more will die as mankind seems to be unable to think of a cleverer way of dealing with conflicts.
what a sad, sad day this must be for you and your family, judy, but infinitely more sad must have been that day six years ago. they say time heals all wounds, but i believe this to be more comfort than truth ...

23 Mar 2014 9:07pm

@franz: Thank you, Franz, and I believe you are correct, the saying is more comfort than truth.
However, I must say that we carry on with a new 'normal' in his honor and for the sake of his daughter.

RBL from Oxford, United States

A wonderful scene on the field, the flags stand out nicely with the green foliage and wonderful to see all the participants!

25 Mar 2014 12:28pm