Friday, November 6, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Veterans/Military





VETERANS/MILITARY

An appropriate theme this week, for in a few days it will be Remembrance Day. The most moving war memorial for me was the Wall or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC but I have no photo of that. However the one I am using is an American one which I visited in Philadelphia. I hope you will click to read to enlarge and read the text besides the title which is:

FREEDOM IS A LIGHT

FOR WHICH MANY MEN HAVE DIED IN DARKNESS


The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier lies within Washington Square, one of the five public parks drawn up by William Penn in his 1682 blueprint for Philadelphia. George Washington looks out across the eternal flame. While not known as a battlefield during that time, many mortally wounded and sick soldiers were brought to Philadelphia and were buried in mass graves in this park.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


27 comments:

CherryPie said...

A very interesting post and a great take on the theme.

Hope you have a great weekend :-)

Mar said...

I like that quote, jmb. And great shot for the theme!!
My PH. Happy weekend and happy hunting!

Carver said...

Great shot and a very moving monument. I hope you have a great weekend.

Pat said...

Very good choice for this week. btw - I loved the Vietnam Memorial in DC as well but would have had to dig through old boxes of photos for my shot.

Happy Weekend.

jams o donnell said...

An excellent coice for the theme. THose are words I wish were heeded by more of our leaders. Happy weekend

YTSL said...

Hi jmb --

Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane -- not of war per se but of Philadelphia!

♥Willa♥ said...

Nice entry. Happy weekend!
PH:Military/Veterans

TeacherJulie said...

Interesting entry :)

Happy weekend!

My PH: http://teacherjulie.com/2009/11/07/bonifacio-high-street/

Juliana RW said...

Great shot. thanks drop at my ph post

SASSY MOM said...

Very timely theme indeed! great post.


Mine is up

Randi said...

A very interesting post and a great shot.
I hope you have a good weekend.

(This week´s theme was a really difficult task for me...therefore I´m skipping this week.)

CRIZ LAI said...

I love the quote a lot. It's so meaningful. Let's there be more peace then. :)

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Marites said...

thank you for telling the story behind that memorial. The memorial is beautiful! My Ph is here.

Hootin' Anni said...

This week is going to be such a touching and poignant list of photos from all the hunters. As is this one. Wow.

One of MY favorite Veterans is on my post this week. Come see him if you have some time.
Click Here

Ooorah!

chubskulit said...

great take and choice for the theme!

Check out my husband's 20 years in the navy. Have a great weekend!

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

The Vietnam memorial patrol is very moving.

I am sure all our thoughts are with our brave forces wherever they are in the world defending us.

Joops said...

its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

Take a look at my HERO

barbarah said...

That is an apt quote. I am so grateful for what our military has done for us.

Gattina said...

When I imagine that over seventy million people, the majority civilians, were killed, in the last war, I am against everything concerning military !

Susanne said...

Thanks for sharing the story that went with the picture. Very moving.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A beautiful tribute!

imagosdawn said...

I've been there! It's a great picture and a perfect choice for the theme this week.

Mine's up: http://cybercoven.org/wordpress/?p=869

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

The wording on that memorial makes me so sad. It says it all.

ancient one said...

Nice entry... perfect photo..

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Very touching! Too many men and women have died. have a good weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

Many innocent people were sacrificed during wars. Peace. No War.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Gattina, If everyone had your attitude we would all probably be speaking German or Japanese, maybe Italian now. Maybe that would be a good thing, the common language... of course no one would really remember the Jews by now.

There is a very big difference between being aggressive and being willing to defend yourself. People who are to squeamish about that ought to remember that their ability to be squeamish about it is earned off the backs of those who are willing to stand up for us all.

I believe you are very wrong to make no distinction between someone who attacks and someone who defends.

The defender given the choice lives in peace but is not willing to be subjugated. The aggressor will use violence to impose their will... if they think they can get away with it. The defender needs to be too tough a nut to crack to make the aggressor be peaceful.

Good people being willing and able to fight, but slower to anger, maybe weirdly, can make peace more likely and maintain it longer.