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Always think of my grandfather on this day. Hope it was a good one!

Boom-tug, Cowichan Bay. This old boat is often a subject for the photographer. It is truly a veteran of the logging industry and harbour work. It always captures my interest and is worthy of another photo.

For all who served our Country.


The beach at Southern Shores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11.


Listening to: Tell My Father: From "The Civil War: An American Musical"


Tell my father that his son

Didn't run, or surrender

That I bore his name with pride

As I tried to remember

You are judged by what you do

While passing through

As I rest 'neath fields of green

Let him lean on your shoulder

Tell him how I spent my youth

So the truth could grow older

Tell my father when you can

I was a man

Tell him we will meet again

Where the angels learn to fly

Tell him we will meet as men

For with honor did I die

Tell him how I wore the Blue

Proud and true through the fire

Tell my father so he'll know

I love him so

Tell him how we wore the blue

Proud and true like he taught us

Tell my father not to cry

Then say goodbye


There is an interesting story on the finding of this song... My wife and I went to a concert Friday evening of a men's choir that two people from my church are in. They sang this song and it immediately hit me. Those of you that really know me know what a soft heart I have and of course I was craying like crazy while listing to this... I knew I had to find this music... and post an image that matched it.. And of course my wife reminded me that Veterans Day was coming up... ;-DDD


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Gathered 'Round 'ol Glory


... remember.



Icespeedway showrun of veteranbike. Jap from 60's. Hardtail must feel good on bottom. Jääspeedway SM finaali / Joensuu / Pohjois-Karjala / Icespeedway Finnish national championship finals.


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A BIG thank you to the men and women of the military who have fought to defend our country's freedom.

Veteran attends Remembrance Sunday service at Cenotaph, London, 2014.

Happy Veterans Day and a huge THANK YOU!


Because of You, Unknown Soldier


By Courtney Tanabe


Because of you, I am here

Because of you, I am able to live freely


Yet I do not know you

And I have not done anything for you


But there you stand, ready to fight

And there you are prepared to die

For me


You've fought before

And you'll fight again

For someone you don't know


So thank you Unknown Soldier

Fighting for me


I'm here because of you

And I owe my future to you


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When we were traveling through Idaho and heard this Veterans Cemetery was not far from where we had the RV parked, we made a point to go and pay our respects. The cemetery was way out of town on a long dirt road and the peaceful feeling there was overwhelming. God bless our fallen soldiers. Sadly in my lifetime I am witnessing folks forgetting, or just not caring, that these men and women are the reason we have the life we live today although many of our rights and liberties are fading away due to a government that is turning further and further from our Constitution. I'm praying we survive the current administration's policies until 2012. HOPE-fully we'll see a real CHANGE this time.

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Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated on Nov. 11 each year. Veterans Day is for all those who have served in the armed forces.

Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice.

My mom's father was in the Navy and my dad's father was an MP. I made these two figures in honor of my grandfathers.

Art installation (mannequin and piano) by artist Martin Creed in the Veteran's Room designed by Tiffany at the Park Avenue Armory


The top of the piano and the keyboard cover open and slam shut as if touched by the hand of a ghost.


The room doesn't do anything it's beautiful without even trying.

Amtrak 42, the Veterans unit, leads Amtrak number 4 east through Norborne, Mo. on the BNSF Marceline Sub.on a very frigid and bitter cold morning. It was nice to finally catch this one moving and even better on point.

Happy Veterans day to everyone, please remember why we have the freedom to live the way we do. It is not because of the polticians, it is because men and women have been proud to serve our country and defend our right to freedom.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War, 58,274 names. Using DOF, I wanted to make the wall look as if it was endless, the way I felt photographing it.

The Space Needle flying our American flag on this crisp fall day in honor of our Veterans.

Veterans Thank You for your service and enjoy your day. God Bless America.

The flags are up all over town, commemorating Veteran's Day here in Wooster, OH.

Veterans' Day 2014. Semper Fi, do or die, hold 'em high at 8th and I.

Veteran "W Class" tram 854 is seen clanking across the La Trobe Street bridge on a Route 30 service to St Vincent's Plaza. The W Class trams are increasingly unpopular with Melbourne residents, and as such are relegated to minor routes and peak hour services.

on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2012

It was a beautiful Veteran’s Day even though it was foggy at times near the water!


A veteran salutes the Marine Corps Color Guard during a parade in remembrance of the Korean War at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 25.

Tribute to Veterans on this 2013 Veterans Day, some were drafted, some volunteers, for some it was just yesterday and others many years but they all deserve our respect and admiration!


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Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans living or dead. This year in the USA it is marked on Monday November 11th. This holiday came from the Armistice that went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month ending WW1. Where ever you live give thanks to those men and women who served their countries.

Monday is Memorial day here in the USA. A day to remember our military members and what they have done for us in the past and the present. I don't have a problem with that sense I'm ex Navy.

Hope everyone has a great week

May 9 - Victory Day. At Victory Park I took a few spontaneous portraits of our veterans.

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, the people who took part in the fighting to protect the homeland, people, passed military service or worked on the home front during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, no less than six months, or awarded orders and medals of the USSR for his service and dedication work during the Great Patriotic war.

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Red is for the blood shed in defense of freedom. Let us remember with reverence and honor the sacrifice of so many to keep America and the whole world free.

For all the Veterans now and before, thank you!

The soldier's grave we have adopted. Sgt. John E. Tarbox

Veteran firetrucks taking part in a Stockholm rally with more than 500 vintage cars and other vehicles.


The Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial at the Shelter Cove Park.


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The Beach at Duck, North Carolina.


A Salute to America's Veterans. Thanks for the look and have a Great Week.

Taken one early misty morning at a small pond off Windam Hill Road, pretty much off any "beaten path." I hadn't realized that I took this photograph on my Father's 87th birthday until just this moment. Had tucked it away, saving it specifically for Veteran's Day.

My Father was an Army Paratrooper during World War II, spending most of his time overseas in Europe behind enemy lines. He is still living and well of health.

My husband was in the Marine Corps, also during World War II in the Pacific theater. He died in 1995 and received full military honors at his funeral service, including the 21 gun salute and a lone bugler playing Taps.

My Grandfather, originally from Sweden, lost a lung at 18 years of age from mustard gas poisoning fighting in the trenches in Europe in World War I. He lived into his 90's. All brave men whom I am very, very proud of.

But the truth is: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal. Always have been, always will be. I Hate War. I Hate everything about it. EXCEPT the men and women who serve their countries with honor and bravery and self sacrifice. I am in absolute awe of anyone who wears a uniform in the service of protecting all of us "others" -- our freedoms, our country, our very lives. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) I am not a person who only thinks about our service men and women only on certain days of the year. I can honestly say I think about them every single day of my life. Especially every time I hear of another's death on NPR, every time I see a flag. Days like yesterday are particularly heart wrenching. Listening to the Memorial Service at Fort Hood Texas was staggering in every respect. I had never heard a military "Role Call" enacted before and was once again reminded that all who serve in the military are "Veterans" when they leave, whether they perish in a foreign country or not. We should be honoring each and every one, those who have died and those who were willing to die ---- for us.

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