Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!


This is a shot I took of The Statue of Liberty ("Liberty Enlightening the World") in New York City's harbor this summer.  She is a wonderful landmark symbol of the United States of America's independence and freedom.


This WWI Camp Dodge, Living Statue of Liberty, comprised of 18,000 officers and soldiers who posed as Lady Liberty in 1918, is another wonderful symbol, to me, of Veteran's Day Throughout our nation's history it has been the services of the four branches of the armed forces, who have selflessly defended our country to preserve our freedoms. Our Veteran's are our nation's backbone and its greatest treasure.

(All photos will enlarge if clicked on once, and then clicked on again when it opens in a new page.)

May we pause today to remember and honor America's Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice so that we may all remain free.

Happy Veteran's Day!



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30 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love how you've captured Miss Liberty - nicely done Pat!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, this is absolute perfection! Love both shots of Lady Liberty. This really made me smile!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cheryl D. said...

I agree with the others--great photographs!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wonderful photos. I always get a thrill when I see the Statue of Liberty. Beautiful photography as always.
Karen

Ginny said...

Well, I was really sdmiring your great picture of Lady Liberty, then was dumbstruck to see the next picture!! I had to enlarge and see some of the people in it! It's too bad not many people know about this, it should be somehow publicized, how amazing! What a great tribute to Veteran's Day!

H said...

The 1918 photograph is incredible! What a feat of organisation!

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! Happy Veteran's Day to yo all! That second picture is amazing...

Blogtrotter Two has moved to a new country and actually to the most populated city in Africa. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Old Kitty said...

It's a lovely post!! the human statue of liberty is brilliant!!! I found a quiet corner here where I work for my two minutes' silence to remember. Take care
x

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy Veteran's Day. Love & blessings from NC!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

To our veterans.....
Sam

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What great photos of Lady Liberty. God Bless all Veterans.

Melanie said...

I went up to the crown when I visited NY- a special moment being inside a world renowned icon.

Love how she was made from men in your pic- I hadn't seen that before.

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Holidays like this make me remember how much I love America. Then after it's over I turn on the news and wonder again what is happening to it.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

A very nice post for Veterans Day 2010!

Claudia said...

Lady Liberty never fails to make me stop short and catch my breath. Poignant remembrance.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pat, this is such a perfect post for Veteran's day--remembering how our liberty is preserved. I have never seen that WWI photo! Fascinating! Linda

Pondside said...

That beautiful statue is an international symbol of peace and refuge - even to those who may never have seen the real thing.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wonderful pictures of Lady Liberty Pat. This was a great post for the day.
♥, Susan

Oliag said...

As I am reading this it is the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...thanks for reminding us of the importance of this day....

...and I love your photos!

La said...

I was 18 when I saw the Statue of Liberty. She took my breath away.

I am grateful for the freedoms she represents and are possible because of the sacrifices of our veterans.

merrilymarylee said...

She is so awesome!

So are your pictures!

RNSANE said...

Wonderful post. My AF reservist son is with his squadron for two weeks in Honolulu - not a bad assignment. I hope he's not having to work to hard today.

I came home from the hospital Tuesday...can't believe I've been a patient twice in six months.
Check out my poem ( humorous ) today about hospitals!

Genie said...

I am so glad you thought of using the Statue of Liberty. What a nice post. Thanks for your kind words about my daddy and his service in WWI. Our civics teacher used my blog in her classes today, and all the kids came running to me saying I looked just like my daddy....got my poppy so am happy. Genie

The Muse said...

Truly unique visuals!
Love the sentiments and the respect you are showing on your blog today!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful shot of Lady Liberty! You know this post made my heart skip a beat. Beautiful tribute, Pat.
~ Sarah

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful photos Miss Pat!
You have made lady Liberty proud.
~Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

podso said...

Beautiful photo and post. When they gave Lady Liberty a face lift about 25 years ago, they carted the old torch around the NY/NJ area for people to have a look at. I remember taking our kids to see it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Thanks be to God for all of those in the Armed Forces (past and present) who fought for our country and our freedom...

God Bless them ALL.
Hugs,
Betsy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

This is the perfect post for Veteran's Day! Your pictures and mosaic are perfection and I am overwhelmed by the WWI photo.
Fabulous!

Just a little something from Judy said...

How blessed we are, and how well you captured this beautiful lady. Well done my friend!