79 of 365 for 2009 – Monuments or Memorials

Monuments or Memorials

We ran across this Veterans cemetery, the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, during a Sunday drive the family and I took last week. It is a small place off a rural highway. What struck me is how far back in history, at least far back for American history, this cemetery went. We saw tombstones from the Spanish-American War! Now, here on the west cost of the USA, that is a long time ago considering Washington State was less than 10 years old at the time of that war.

I think every American should spend time at a Veteran’s memorial and cemetery at least once a year. It is good to remember those that preserved our freedom and paid a high cost doing so.

I salute these men for their service and sacrifice.

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~ by Ted R on March 20, 2009.

8 Responses to “79 of 365 for 2009 – Monuments or Memorials”

  1. Nice picture. I like it in B&W. Good perspective. And the headstones in the front look so old

  2. Beautiful black and white! So timeless!

  3. Nice composition. Looks like it goes on forever. I’m not a fan of B&W, but this one works.

  4. Well composed and that makes it a tribute to the fallen and that is high praise indeed.

  5. Beautifully stated both photographically and in your words.

  6. Great shot! Your composition draws the eye from the front two stones, down the row and into the distance. Really neat effect. The B&W is perfect for this shot.

  7. Very moving – both the photo and your comments.

  8. It is a beautiful shot and unique to me in that I usually see veteran’s headstones photographed to take advantage of that ‘row upon row’ effect.

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