Memorial Day 2021

May 30, 2021  •  8 Comments

Celebrations to commemorate lives lost in wars began in the United States after the Civil War.  But Memorial Day was not made an official holiday until 1971 and it now includes all loved ones who have passed before us.  Because it extends the weekend off from work by one day for many, it frequently seems the day has become more about travel and purchasing material goods than remembrance.  So I keep this simple today, lest I forget.  This photograph is the only way I could give a rose to everyone at the National Cemetery and around the globe.


Thanks to Jean and Sam, Barbara, TTT, Wayne, Connie, Charleen, Steve, Victoria, Elida, Ingrid, and Dianne for commenting last week!  I hope you had a weekend of commemoration and friendship.

until next Monday,


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Steve Immel(non-registered)
Thank you for the reminder and the moving composite image that reminds us what Memorial Day signifies. It's more than motorcycles and beer. That's a Taos reference. I hope the day is full of warmth and love for you and Fred.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Nicely done and effective image.
This image represents the sentiment of millions.
Dianne James(non-registered)
Wow, awesome, about the interview! I'm sure it will go well. Daryl, you're a shoe in for videography. I spent several years doing news and commercial videography for three television stations (all at once, moonlighting for two). I loved the creative aspect of it. The combination of still photos with video and interviews was just so, shall I say fun? Yes, it was fun. 'Bout killed myself with the hours, but I don't regret a minute of it. Everything in video editing, now, is digital, so I'd have to learn it all over. At least the editing part. TV commercials were really fun. I wrote them, directed them, and produced the video. I could see you doing a documentary, someday. Will Selvedge post the interview so we can all watch it on YouTube or some place, do you know?
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