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List of 2009 Photo Hunt themes by the week

Veterans and/or Military is the theme this week for PHOTO HUNT.

...and I'm saying what could be more apropos for this week in USA. November 11th is Veteran's Day. But, November 10th is the United States Marine Corps' 234th Birthday. It was, back then, called the Continental Marines. Today, it's the FEW, THE PROUD, THE MARINES. I, for one, have two former Marines in my family. My older 'middle' brother. And my son. Both served during war times. The Korean Conflict and the Gulf War. Probably the most infamous part of the Marine Corps is the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. But for me, the most infamous Marine photo is this---






Sitting Proud on my
desk...along with
A USMC Music Box
playing
"The Marine's Hymn"

MY SON











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CAMERA CRITTERS





A Bronze sculpture
of a
baby elephant.

Brownsville, Texas
2009










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post is a critique of mine on the new released Disney's Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey







POSTED: Saturday, November 7th, 2009
4:50 A.M.




53 comments :

  1. That is a powerful photo of your son. Have a great weekend

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  2. you must be as proud of your son as I am of mine. It's hard to imagine that those little boys grew up to be such fine men.

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  3. Thank you to your son and brother for serving our Country. Great post!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  4. Oh you must be a proud Mom! Congratulations! :)

    My PhotoHunt is here.

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  5. Lovely military photo you have. Thanks drop at my ph post

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  6. You must be very proud of your son.

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  7. Nice looking guy and you must be very proud of your son. I love your brass elephant, it is so cute.

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  8. Congratulations to the proud mom!!

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  9. I would be so proud as well if I had a child serving his/her country in the way your son does :)

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  10. Love it - can almost see the little hairs that baby elephants have : ) B

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  11. you should be proud. He's a fine looking young man. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one.

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  12. A beautiful photo, Anni! You are deservedly proud! Thanks for stopping by, this morning! And I'll definitely try to find that diary! :-)

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  13. Good Morning Anni... I didn't realize the Marines had been around so long... They are always so handsome in their uniform... Have a great Saturday my friend!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  14. Great shot of your son Anni and such a good post for the theme.

    Happy weekend, Carver

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  15. the last WW has cost the life of over seventy million people, the majority civilians. That's more then enough to hate everything which is military. Women don't go to the army to fight, but to get a job and be payed.
    Your elephant is so cute ! it would fit with my cats.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this.

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  17. Thank you to your family for all its service to our country. Love the photo.

    My military is in honor of those who died at Fort Hood and 911

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  18. Wonderful post, great photos and Semper Fi!

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  19. Nice photo for the theme, Annie!

    Happy weekend!

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  20. Great shot of your son....My dad was a WWII Marine...grew up to the "Halls of Montezuma"..
    Mine's up, too.
    http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

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  21. loved your military post a marines wife

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  22. And a handsome Marine you have there! My daughter missed the Gulf War. She was between Signal Corps and medical school then.

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  23. Its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

    Take a look at my HERO

    God bless your son!

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  24. And what a very handsome Marine he is. I appreciate his sacrifices for our country and yours.

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  25. Your young hero sure is a handsome fellow. Thank you for sharing him here on your blog and also with our country.

    I love your little elephant, too!

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  26. You should be proud :)

    I played too :)

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  27. You must be very proud of him, and maybe sometimes a bit worried for him.

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  28. Nice shots, I love the Elephant statue. Thanks for sharing:)

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  29. A beautiful tribute. 'Thank you' for service is just not enough!

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  30. Very handsome son, you must be very proud of him! The elephant is cute too.

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  31. Nice picture of the bronze sculpture. Thanks for commenting, of course it's a Cheetah, made a translating mistake, in the mean while corrected, thanks.

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  32. Thank you to your brother and son!!

    I really like that elephant. It's different from what you normally see.

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  33. I really enjoyed this post.

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  34. I love it! How big is it?
    /MB

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  35. Thank you for visiting my blog for the PH theme Veterans/Military.
    You must be proud of your brother and your son. Your son is a handsome marine!
    Best wishes
    Anna

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  36. Hi Annie!
    I love this post. I too have a Marine in my life. My husband was a Marine and served in Viet Nam war. When the world gets in a crisis they always call in the Marines. My Daddy was in the Air Force and our oldest son was in the Army. I think my family has served this country well in several of our forces.

    Thanks for sharing today. I always love to come and get my dose of Annie for the day. Thank you my special friend.

    Please stop by and say hi. I always love to see you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

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  37. A proud marine indeed!!! :)

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  38. 40 Comments Anni! Wow!
    You must be extremely proud of your son. He looks very handsome in that photo. All the young men and women in the services do a fantastic job. I'm sure he thinks of you all the time, like you do of him I'm sure.
    Hugs and Love Anni
    Look forward to you stopping by again,
    Sue x

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  39. AMEN!
    Been gone a while, so many new names and new faces in PhotoHunt. Need to get focused again. I too posted a pic of my son in the Army. Have a great weekend.

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  40. Congratulations to a proud mom. So like you I am proud of my brother too. Thank you for dropping some line at my blog I do appreciate it.

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  41. You must be proud of your son, I've one still doing his compulsory 2 years of National Service . He's in the civil defence .

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  42. You have every reason to be proud of your son serving in the military. Mine will be enlisted next year.

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  43. It's amazing to me how someone can sculpt a figure so lifelike.

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  44. what a lovely shot of a critter..mine is a monkey

    nice photo for the photohunt theme too... i myself is proud having a husband too..they can be called heroes...

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  45. The photo of you son is wonderful, a perfect choice for your photo hunt.

    I like the little bronze elephant, he has lovely detailing.

    Calico Contemplations

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  46. I am sure you are very proud of your son Anni. Great to honour him here in this way.
    Happy weekend to you.

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  47. You've every right to proud of him!

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  48. It is always an honor to serve for your country. Nice choice for this week theme!

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  49. You have every right to be very proud of your family's military heritage. I had to visit your site when I saw your blog name. Very nicely done blog. I'm sure I'll be back.

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  50. Just perfect for the photohunt theme. That is a lovely photograph of your son.

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  51. What a beautiful photo of your son. You must be so proud of him...we thank him and so many others for their gift to this country. And, your little bronze elephant is a real cutie! Beautiful posts!

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