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I know kids are kids, but after several days of seeing the memorials and monuments, and the utmost lack of reverence by more than a few students, I was more than a bit disappointed. A few gave me hope today however.

I happened to catch the end of the instructions a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant was giving to four youth who were about to present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Staff Sergeant was everything you’d expect of someone holding such a role at such a place, but it was the students (as pictured in the glasses of the Staff Sergeant) that were the story here.

No noise, not a smirk, and only utmost reverence from them, probably more so than that of even myself and many other of the adults there. So to the Unknowns represented there, the soldiers guarding them, and these fine youth, you have my reverence.

Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery
March 26, 2013

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Photo of the day 5/17/11 – “Attention”


My photo of the day effort has several purposes.  I’m forcing myself to take photos, go through my photos, and get to know the different features and capabilities of photo editing tools.  And from time to time, educate about or call attention to certain things.  So here is one photo that might have otherwise went overlooked.  It isn’t great, but the jpg it came from was worse.  So today I got to play with different features, see what I can do with a jpg, and call attention to something.  Mission accomplished.

In honor of Armed Services Week

Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 5, 2005

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