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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.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 42 mm

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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

Joëlle from France

Bel hommage...

29 May 2017 5:41pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Impresive place!
Nice composition too!

29 May 2017 7:02pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great tribute . When here in France I see American cemeteries I think of all these young people come of so far help us .

29 May 2017 7:18pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A pity ... an image that hits the heart!...

29 May 2017 9:46pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful tribute and explanation of this day.

29 May 2017 10:06pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is nicely shot.

29 May 2017 10:09pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wonderful and timely image

30 May 2017 12:12am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just beautiful with all of the flags. I really wanted to go to Arlington National Cemetery to see the flags placed at all the headstones this year but I am still not walking too well yet. My image was from last year when I visited there. A great narrative.

30 May 2017 1:46am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Jpur de mémoire et fête quel alignement de ces drapeaux sueprbe.

30 May 2017 3:06am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great tribute. And wonderful words.

30 May 2017 4:28am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien aligné

30 May 2017 1:13pm

Remus from Portugal

As Lilly said, mix both of sadness and pride
Beautiful mixture of colors and the flags pattern, created a beautiful effect.

30 May 2017 2:46pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Lest we forget!

4 Jun 2017 10:20pm