Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Better Selves

Our Better Selves

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Today is a national holiday in the USA. Remembering all who have fallen in service of the United States and her allies around the world this Memorial Day. May we as a people become more worthy of their sacrifices as we work together to become our better selves. The light of some of our enduring principles seems to be shining again, and I hope for a new day soon when profit and influence are eschewed and defense against aggression becomes our sole motive for sending the men and women of our armed services into combat.

This flag is across from Seattle Center, and I shot it late at night backlit by a large light.

8 comments:

blackbird said...

Very well said- I couldn't agree with you more. Great flag photo- majestic.

Small City Scenes said...

Remembering the fallen............

And remembering all who have gone on before us. MB

brattcat said...

Well said both in words and image. Thank you.

Bibi said...

Well said and well photographed.

Petrea said...

Well spoken and well shot, Kim.

exp said...

Nice and well shot, Alex.

Virginia said...

Being in Paris I needed this lovely reminder of our fallen heroes. Thanks KIm.
V

Queen Anne Momma said...

Gorgeous photo!! What a wonderful idea.