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Sunshine on My Shoulders....

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I woke up yesterday morning to clear skies and no rain. And, since it was so chilly at that hour, I waited 'til the temp climbed up a bit, to 50 degrees, before I went out walking. I just walked a short distance this time. I have been wanting to go down along Ocean Drive/Shoreline and view the Veteran's Flags of Heroes that are gracing our city ... Sunday is the last day. I was hoping for a perfect day and it was. Lining the park and placed strategically on the lawn and surrounding the WWII bronze sculpture is the American Flag by the 1000s. Each flag is sponsored by a donor family in memory of their choice....each flag has a tag on it with the person's name. Soldier, Airman, Seaman....those who served in military and wars. My first sighting of this park as I turned the curve on the street was startling and humbling. As I walked the grounds I felt pride in every step and wanted to honor each and every one. They served their country, by choice or drafting, and some lost their lives to keep us free. Brave men and women.

Without any more words, I show you and hope you, as I was, can be awed by the pride of a nation as you view the images!!



30 comments :

  1. Wow, that's really something. It is quite humbling and I can only imagine how it feels to actually be walking through there. That poem "Our Forever Hero" is quite touching as well.

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    1. I couldn't leave without photographing that implanted poem.

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  2. awe inspiring views of these flags. our memorial is also, but only about 100 to 150 flags, still touching the heart strings.. there is some about a flag floating on the wind and when there are many it is mind boggling.

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  3. Hello, I love the views of the flags. A lovely poem and memorial for our veterans.

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  4. It truly is humbling. I love to see such displays, and they always make me very proud of those who serve, now and in the past as well. Glad you got your sunshine back, Anni! :-)

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    1. Some, I hope, didn't suffer in vain.

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  5. That is how it should be done. That gives me chills.

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  6. Yes!!!!! This is beautiful!!! How wonderful, for the people of your city, to do this!!!!

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    1. I think a lot of citits/towns did this

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  7. And glad you have sunshine! We do too. But just read a blog, where the lanes are pretty flooded. Scary....

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    1. Sunshine...all's back to normal for November!

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  8. Yes, that is awesome and enlightening at the same time. Flags waving anywhere are inspiring and captivating. To know what these all mean is serious too.

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  9. Just glorious! I am so glad you went and could show us!!

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  10. I really have no words; just feel silent inside. It really is a humbling sight. Your pictures are wonderful. How vividly the flags stand out against the blue blue sky.

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    1. It was a perfect day in all aspects

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  11. What a beautiful tribute to all these heroes!

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  12. Wow - awe inspiring. It gave me goose bumps to look at your pics.

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  13. Isn't it amazing sunshine and blue sky does.

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  14. What a sight that is. So glad that the families are sharing their flags for all.

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  15. So beautiful and awe inspiring! Thank you and have a grand week!

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