Happy Memorial Day

‘In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends’

Martin Luther King Jr

Memorial Day

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27 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day

  1. I’ll never understand this, what you portray in this picture. I’m one those who is totally against war, but I’m also shocked when soldiers come home and are left in the dust…that speaks volumes.

    • I doubt that there any sane, thoughtful and compassionate human being would shout about the virtues of war. The reality is that it is not who wins. We all lose something in the process. Including our dignity. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment Lawrence.

  2. We still haven’t help the Viet Name Vets. We use people and let them fall where they may. Governments don’t know individuals, they know dollars and until that is reversed, nothing will change. Thank you for the photo.

    • We create a disposable social benchmark, a bit like fast food to be honest. Not sure where that fits into the great scheme of things. Not the rock that democracy was really built on to be honest.

  3. This hurts to look at…. but it’s something more of us ought to be aware of. Far too easy to look away. As a previous comment said…. it speaks volumes of what is valued in our society. It sure isn’t our people.

  4. I don’t understand the celebration that is the beginning of summer with the tragedy that is every day for so many who have fought for “freedom” . . .

  5. I am putting all of my stuff in a uHaul pod today to move across the country. I’m taking a serious risk – I quit a “good” job where I was miserable and being constantly bullied. I’m moving to be closer to my family and have no idea what I am going to do when I get there. And I have been in total panic mode for about a week.

    I came to this blog because I love street photography, and I wanted to appreciate some art before beginning the great migration of ’13.

    What I got was some much needed perspective. Yes I’m taking a huge risk, but it’s with a safety net. It’s with a family that is helping me, with a partner who is capable, and it is with employable skills and the ability to find work. I still have options and it is voluntary.

    Thank you for providing a unique view of the world, thank you for providing a much needed perspective.

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