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We Remember those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 May 2019 in Documentary & Street 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.

"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 180 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Anne from France

Bel hommage

27 May 2019 5:27am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I have strong memories as a young girl of attending the service held each year at our town's cemetery, Steven. I do hope they are continuing them now, all these years later. Thanks for reminding me with this image.

27 May 2019 5:29am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great composition Steven and happy memorial day.

27 May 2019 5:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Indeed . . never to be forgotten.

27 May 2019 5:50am

yoshimiparis from France

never forget them, wherever you are
Nice picture for the remember day

27 May 2019 6:28am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


27 May 2019 7:41am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Never forget ! a very impressive image !

27 May 2019 8:05am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une magnifique photo souvenir

27 May 2019 8:46am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Never forget to remember them.
A beautiful photo.

27 May 2019 8:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting doc shot and a good quote to go with it

27 May 2019 9:08am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Well done tribute!

27 May 2019 10:19am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Your title says it all Steven. Excellent tribute. 5*

27 May 2019 10:46am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Bel hommage ..merci

27 May 2019 1:12pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Good one!

27 May 2019 1:13pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Nice tribute !

27 May 2019 2:11pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Indeed, let's remember them

27 May 2019 2:33pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful and moving image. It is perfect for today. Love the quote by Patton.

27 May 2019 2:42pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful poignant image...A right tribute :)

27 May 2019 2:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe très bel hommage avec tous ces petits drapeaux merci.

27 May 2019 3:30pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Nice way to say thank you

27 May 2019 4:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a poignant image! Never forget those who have served and sacrificed.

27 May 2019 4:51pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel hommage rendu.

27 May 2019 7:16pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a beautiful and moving shot

28 May 2019 12:13am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful tribute for Memorial Day. We should never forget those who gave their lives.

28 May 2019 12:25am

Martine from Brest, France

Surtout ne pas oublier.

28 May 2019 12:58am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wonderful photo, and post, Steven. Thank you!

28 May 2019 1:33am

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful tribute and a lovely quote. We should remember those Great people who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Excellent post. :)

28 May 2019 4:48am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a very moving image

30 May 2019 9:46pm