We Remember those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 May 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971.

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."
- Billy Graham

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- George S. Patton Jr.

Photo captured May 28, 2017.

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Lilly 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United States

Indeed . . that mix both of sadness and pride.

29 May 2017 5:33am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo !

29 May 2017 7:34am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Souvenirs qui sont bien là ..
Belle prise de vue

29 May 2017 7:37am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful colorful compo, great tribute.

29 May 2017 8:29am

fereshteh. from Iran

Great colors.

29 May 2017 9:41am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

We are here because of those who gave their lives for us, and we should never forget them.

29 May 2017 9:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting bit of back story, but why May 5th? Didn't the civil war end on May 9th?

29 May 2017 10:31am

Marité from France

Un très bel hommage pour ces courageux hommes !
Bonne journée.

29 May 2017 10:47am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

They are remembered and thanked.

29 May 2017 1:39pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Great image.

29 May 2017 2:10pm

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing shot...and poignant indeed!

29 May 2017 3:45pm

willy from Belgium

un bel hommage

por qu'on n'oublie jamais..


29 May 2017 3:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A remarkable and beautiful tribute to those who died defending the nation.

29 May 2017 4:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

thought provoking image and words.

29 May 2017 4:19pm


Nikon D7000
1/250 second
ISO 200
42 mm


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