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Honor to all Veterans...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 11 November 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...taken yesterday afternoon...

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day; it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/80 second F/3.6 ISO 400 9 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.


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

Peaceful and serene in contrast to what they have gone through. There's a very interesting story behind that photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising.

11 Nov 2014 6:55am

@Lai Chan See: I'm familiar w/the story of Iwo Jima, but I'm wondering if you have another.

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

Great tribute

11 Nov 2014 8:46am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and a superb tribute to veterans . We also have in France commemorations today .

11 Nov 2014 10:29am

@Mhelene: I'm happy your country and mine are among those commemorating our veterans.

franz from Baden, Austria

an impressive place for sure, and an important one!

11 Nov 2014 4:33pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A perfect contribution for today!! The sunlight adds really nice warmth to this composition!

11 Nov 2014 4:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A wonderful tribute image!

11 Nov 2014 6:29pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

On behalf of all my fellow veterans - thank you.

11 Nov 2014 7:43pm

@Bruce: Your welcome, Bruce ... my husband and two sons also served!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful tribute photo and great composition!

11 Nov 2014 8:00pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


12 Nov 2014 8:57am

1/80 second
ISO 400
9 mm