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To Those We Serve

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 20 May 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Monument that I spotted at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, DC. The following, known as The Creed of the Red Cross Nurse, was inscribed on the opposite side of the marble wall:

To Those We Serve
I believe in the ideals of democracy and the concept of universal brotherhood. I acknowledge no barriers of country, race, class or creed.
I believe it is my privilege and my duty to teach others some of the knowledge and skill that I possess so that they too may know the satisfaction of competence in dealing with illness and pain.
To bring comfort to those who are in trouble, to alleviate suffering, and to conserve life is my mission.
Wherever disaster calls there I shall go. I ask not for whom, but only where I am needed.
Under the banner of the Red Cross, symbolic of the finest instincts of man, I find fulfillment in helping to animate the spirit of kindness and mercy that embraces the world.

Photo taken May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 100 30 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot, nice one

20 May 2010 5:03am

Antoine from France

Bonjour Steven. Superb composition with a very good framing. Have a lovely day Steven.

20 May 2010 5:08am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a very nice shot. Red Cross needs our continued support.

20 May 2010 5:10am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot.. nicely framed.

20 May 2010 7:56am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Did you know it's derived from the Swiss flag?

20 May 2010 9:12am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Great shot! Nurses are one of the backbones of health care.

20 May 2010 9:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great sentiments, super shot.

20 May 2010 3:19pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool compo .

20 May 2010 3:44pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

I like the depth on this shot

20 May 2010 6:10pm

"Dutch" from Chicagoland, United States

I like it for it's cubism although your greens are just.. a touch burnt.

20 May 2010 7:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful shot. It's quite striking.

20 May 2010 8:55pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Excellent photo; excellent creed. Impressive together.

21 May 2010 2:41am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You really make some great images with that processing.

22 May 2010 1:49pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot ! but doesn't it need some straightening ?

23 May 2010 4:26pm