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Veteran's Day 2014 - Troubled Times

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 November 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

These are troubled times - so the saying goes;
But it's true I think....So True:

For years now, "Politicians" - or so they call themselves - have fought and bickered over petty "issues" and disagreements, calling each other unpatriotic, while the accusers have never set foot on the field of battle....never put on a uniform!

Millions of people will wake up today not even realizing what day it is......other than just..."Tuesday!"

The world will become more populated with hate and brutality....while I have brother's who's blood lies on the ground on a mountaintop in Vietnam;

The people of this world will continue to think only of themselves....
While I have brothers and sisters whose name are inscribed on a wall in Washington DC...dead;

The insanity will continue and no one will care, while I have old friends, veterans of world war II who knew the insanity of War but are no longer here to speak out.

These are troubled times! But we remember those who fought and those of us who still can speak and look at a flag and pray for our fallen comrades...we can tell them "Thank You" and God Bless You!" For, whatever the reason was, we fought - fought for all the honor of defending a population filled with cousins, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands and children.

These troubled Times go on - but so does our love for our families and for humanity.

We remember - On this Veteran's Day - we remember the troubled times, and we pray that the times will grow less troubled....we will fight for that.

NIKON D800 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 1600 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

NIKON D800
1/500 second
F/11.0
ISO 1600
70 mm (35mm equiv.)

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