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Friday, May 28, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ #17 Freedom Isn't Free

Monday, May 31st, is Memorial Day/Decoration Day in the USA. It is observed in commemoration of those members of the armed forces who were killed in war.
The following information about Memorial Day was taken from Answers.com:
Originally held (1868) in commemoration of soldiers killed in the American Civil War, its observance later extended to all U.S. war dead. Most states conform to the federal practice of observing it on the last Monday in May, but some retain the traditional day of celebration, May 30. National observance is marked by the placing of a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Flags, insignia, and flowers are placed on the graves of veterans in local cemeteries. For more information on Memorial Day, visit Britannica.com.
For more Shadow Shot Sunday participants, or to join in as a shadow shooter, please go visit our hostess, Tracy, at Hey Harriet.

11 comments:

Mildred said...

Very nice shadow Cassie! Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Daisy said...

Now THAT is a cool shadow shot, Cassie! :D

I hope you and Patrick have a nice weekend.

fredamans said...

Lovely shadow!
Mine will be posted later tonight.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

love the first one.. had to see the second one to see what the shadow is!

Jan in Snohomish

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shots, Cassie! And a beautiful reminder in regards to Memorial Day -- one I hope none of us forget! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

We cannot forget. The soldier, sailor and airman are for our defense, many have sacrificed all - we need to remember, to celebrate our freedoms but remember the bravest ones...

Dimple said...

Nice shadows, Cassie, and a good little bit of information.

Thanks for the visit!

淑君 said...

Virtue is a jewel of great price.......................................................

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shadow shots.

Hey Harriet said...

Great shadow shots and lovely tributes to this important day. Thanks also for including the info about Memorial Day. Even though I'm not in the US I was aware of the day and had some understanding of it, but it was nice to learn more about it here.

Hope you have a wonderful week :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Luv the shadow shot.