National D-Day Memorial #photos

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Hello kittens & dawgs! Did you miss me while I was a way? The short break was good for me. My site is still under construction so-to-speak. I’m working to repair damaged links and other miscellaneous issues. This is actually a good time with summer blog traffic being so slow.

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National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. The statue in the foreground is General Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower. From this perspective you see he’s looking toward the memorial. This is a very powerful and moving spot

My goal is to share at least one or two posts each week while I’m fixing things and doing return visits. I find it difficult to stay on top of things when I have too much stuff in motion.

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Reading the words of General Eisenhower’s pre-invasion speech sent goosies down my spine. A swell of patriotism rising in my chest and lump in my throat. I can’t imagine the fears these men felt knowing the Germans had the advantage with their landing on the beaches of Normandy. Yet they persevered. Frances’ freedom and most of Europe, as well as our own liberty, depended on this major assault against the hostile aggression of the Nazis..

What this means is, chances are very good that I will combo posts. This isn’t all bad. This keeps me in the loop with my regulars during a low peak in Blogosphere, and it gives me a chance to think about future posts. See, not all bad!

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Here, I’m standing in front of the Eisenhower Pavilion in the Reynolds Garden. Etched in the center of this wall is Eisenhower’s invasion speech with names of the fallen soldiers engraved on both sides. More than 9,000 men (nearly 7000 Americans) died that day on the beaches of Normandy.

Over the next few weeks I will share other photos captured and you’re invited back to enjoy more patriotic moments. Visiting the National D-Day Memorial reminds me of all the reasons to celebrate the small things because, if it weren’t for the bravery of many the U.S. and allied countries then life today wouldn’t be the same.

I celebrate the

  • freedom to have a gun.
  • freedom to worship God.
  • freedom to openly offer my opinion or complaints.
  • freedom to pick my healthcare, doctors, where to work or go to school.
  • freedom to buy a car or house.

 

My July 1st BoTB showdown is still open until Sunday night (extending the voting period to accommodate my posts) and if you want, really you should, you can vote for your favorite artist singing Tom Petty’s American Girl. I’m sharing today’s photos with several Wordless Wednesday linkups, which can be found under Photography Hops at the top of my site, as well with the Skywatch Friday team.

You’re invited to link your photo post(s) below and share the love with a tweet out to your friends. 😉

Have a fototastic day!

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8 thoughts on “National D-Day Memorial #photos

  1. Rorybore

    Such powerful locations to stand in. Good reminders of how blessed we all are to enjoy such freedoms. It’s true that places can have energy and I don’t doubt that you did get the “goosies” standing there.
    I think I will be taking things slow this summer too. Not a bad thing at all. 🙂

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Les, yeah, it’s hard to not get a bit emotional when visiting places remembering those who died for this country. Good for you on taking it easy this summer. I think we all need to do more of that, instead of staying stuck inside in front of the computer unless that’s what we want to do. Summer is for just a brief time and even shorter for folks up north. Have a good one and thanks for popping by!

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      It’s humbling to visit national monuments/memorials such as this and to think of the sacrifices made by the earlier generations for a cause they believed in – to protect our freedom and the freedom of others. The younger generations fail to understand how sneaky liberals impose their false agenda on us to steal these very liberties from us just like Hitler and the SSI did in Europe. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Myke, I agree with you any day is a good day for honoring our servicemen and women. I love our military, but I’m particularly fond of those who served in the great world wars. Those were defining years for many nations and as I said had it not been victorious then things would be different today.

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  2. lexacain

    I’m sorry you have to fix your blog. My plate is already so full I’d never have time to do that. I’d end up a basket case! LOL! Yay for your freedom list and the wonderful memorials you visited. Thanks for the cool pics! If you put #celebrate in the titles when you post for CTST, it will be easier for your fellow hoppers to see and come visit. 🙂

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    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Lexa, this is a problem I needed to take care of years ago, but put off. So, this is excellent timing to get the job done. Thanks for the tip using the celebrate hashtag in my post title. I will do that. Thanks! Have a good evening and just so you’ll know my CTST will take place on Friday. 😀

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