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National D-Day Memorial Part 2 #WW #SkywatchFriday

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The town of Bedford lost more boys per capita on D-Day than the rest of the nation. If time permits, you may want to watch this National D-Day Memorial video.

Thank you for joining for my mid-week post, Not-so-Wordless Wednesday! Two weeks ago, I shared our adventure to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Let’s continue our stroll. The life-like statues depicting the invasion grabbed my heart. WW 7-26-2016 DSC_6660

In the below photo, you can see the spray of water in the right bottom corner just in front of the Landing Craft. It replicates the sound of bullets hitting the water. It sent shivers down my spine and for an instant my mind transported to the beaches of Normandy.

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Everything about the memorial site pulls me emotionally; just thinking about the bravery and sacrifice is unbelievable.

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The Germans had the upper hand sitting at the top of the cliffs of Normandy, but God lead American servicemen and her allies in this battle to regain Frances’ freedom that day and the beginning of the end of Hitler’s strong hold on Europe. It wasn’t long afterwards the war was over.WW 7-27-2016 DSC_6669

I stood here looking below at the soldiers advancement toward the cliffs and I felt the fear those men felt. Despite the casualties, they kept going determined to crush the Nazis and to liberate France.WW 7-27-2016 DSC_6712

Conquering the cliffs!WW 7-27-2016 DSC_6713The Normandy invasion was known as the Overlord Operation. The monument bears the June 6th 1944 invasion date in the Overlord Arch’s height at 44 feet and 6 inches tall. I think that’s rather cool.

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Under the Overlord Arch inscribed on the floor are these words:

In Tribute to the Valor, Fidelity, and Sacrifice of Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944

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This is just an amazing site. I love this place and all that it represents! The best part is it’s privately funded. That means the U.S. Government can’t tell them how to run or what to or what not to display.

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I liked how I was able to capture France’s flag in the background to the left of the Overlord Arch with this intriguing statue in foreground donated by appreciative Guy Wildenstein to the U.S. for liberating France and giving his parents refuge.

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That concludes our outing at the National D-Day Memorial. I’m looking forward to going back for another photo-op. It’s truly an amazing place and if you’re in the area you then you’ll want to see it.

I’m sharing today’s photo contributions with the Wordless Wednesday community, you can find a listing under Daily Hops at the top of this page, and photo enthusiasts linking with Skywatch Friday.

 

Be sure to join me for Friday Sillies and other Friday fun hops. Have a fototastic day!

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Good morning, kittens & dawgs! American pride is something we all have for our country and we love to show it on special occasions, but why wait? I think it’s good to show your colors for the red, white, and blue anytime of the year.

Over the years, I have gotten DH several patriotic shirts. He has two favorites ~ a waving flag Polo and a long-sleeve American flag shirt. These are beautiful shirts!

A week ago, he asked if I could get him a navy version of the waving flag and a slightly different version of the LS American flag shirt. I was able to order the Polo as requested. Who-hoo! The smaller sizes are out of stock for the other shirt until September. No worries, I’ll be sure to order at that time and who knows…maybe I’ll want something else then, too. 😀

So, why am I telling you all of this you say? Well… the owner of the company sent me an email thanking me for my recent purchase and asked that I tell my friends about them. So, being the girl next door that I am, I wanted to help spread the word.

The folks at The Flagshirt company have a great site filled with patriotic apparel for the whole family. They have tees, tanks, short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and sweatshirts, but they are more than shirt store. They have board shorts, bikini wear, beach towels, hats, flip-flops, and so much more. Show your American pride anytime, shop….

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Shop for your patriotic apparel here!

 

**Disclaimer: I was not compensated to write this post. I did this as a courtesy to the fine folks at theflagshirt.com. **

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Happy Birthday, America! #WW

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Hello, kittens & dawgs! Here we are in the 7th month of 2015. Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate the birth of this great nation than with a little photo-art creation!

 

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Linking my photo-art project 12 with Claudia at #s-ART-urday!

 

 

I took a picture of an eagle statue last year in a office complex on the west side of town. I didn’t have a good photo of an American flag to do the mash up, but thanks to Google I found one. I used Pixalmator, a photo-editor similar to PhotoShop Elements, to layer the two images giving the eagle more of silhouette effect against the flag. It would be awesome to capture a real eagle in flight, but you have to be in the right place at the right time. That just doesn’t happen for the casual bird watcher like me. Speaking of perfect timing, I had just an opportunity to fall in my lap or in this case…my backyard! Continue reading

Saturday Song-suasion 45: Patriotic spirit of Americans

I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉

 

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to hop over to listen to my music choices. I hope you and your family are having a fabulous time celebrating our nation’s birthday. As for my DH and I, we are chillaxing at home.

Have a sensational Saturday!

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Patriotic Rock N’ Roll America

Welcome to the 96th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me and the kick off to our grand Gala Giveaway promo!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is head conductor of the Love Train. To make sure things run smoothly, she has enlisted a few co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and yours truly! This month’s honorary co-conductor is: Larry from CakeBlast! Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Patriotic Songs”.

 

 

 

 

“How do I get on board of this Love Train?”

 

Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone. Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do.

  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Sign the linky, follow us, grab our blog buttons, & leave a comment letting us know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with fellow rockin’ bloggers below and why not invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join the fun!

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to visit dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Congratulations to our spotlight dancers this week!

Next stop, your place! The Love Train will be pulling into your depot and I’m eager to begin by following you!

What Monday’s music moves you?

It’s here! The Gala Giveaway has officially kicked off!

As a reminder, here’s what’s up for
grabs.

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  • GRAND PRIZE: A $100 promo code to use at clickitticket.com (USA, Canada, & Europe) toward your purchase of concert, theatre, or sport tickets. In addition, Stacy from Stacy Uncorked is chipping in a bottle of her awarding winning wine (USA only). Whoo-hoo!
  • $25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys (Anywhere)
  • Plus Size Costume Center – $25 Gift Certificate (Anywhere, except you must pay S/H fee)
  • A T-shirt from Funny T-Shirts
  • A copy of Designated Rider’s CD (Dave
    Moody’s band – Marie’s husband ) & a custom inspirational beaded
    bracelet with charm courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted (USA only – sorry!)

 

For more details on the Gala Giveaway, click here.

You’ll have the opportunity to enter the Gala Givewaway on each hostess’ blog, to get started sign on below with giveaways…

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The Gala Giveaway is open to anyone who participates in the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop. The big drawing is July 30. So, don’t wait another second to join and share the love – tweet the news to all of your bloggy buds & Good luck!

Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

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NOTE: The original post did not migrate during my website upgrade in 2013. In order to move it to my new site, I had to copy and paste the content into the proper timeline slot.

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