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Veterans Day / Remembrance Day - Salute and Thanks

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 November 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I captured this image in March, 2008 while visiting Washington D.C. This is one of the reflection murals at the Korean War Memorial. The Memorial is a gripping and dramatic display... a stirring tribute to the 6.8 million men and women who served during the Korean War period which ranged from June 27,1950 to January 31, 1955.

Today, Thursday November 11, 2010, is Veteran's Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada...But with this post, I am saluting Veterans everywhere around the free world for the job they do for their own countries and, by extension, for the world.

Right now, service men and women are deployed in the far corners of the globe doing an often difficult and thankless job. Sadly, some may not return home, but all will be veterans. I am a veteran of the US Vietnam conflict. I have many friends who are veterans of Vietnam and other wars. We don't all agree on everything, but we do agree that all veterans, deserve respect and gratitude for the job that they have done for their countries. So, to all of my fellow veterans everywhere, again I say "Thank you" and God Bless you all!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 100 22 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

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