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Photography by John Michael

"Preserving the memories so others will remember"™

The Last WW I Veteran

Another historic milestone was set in February when Mr. Frank Buckles, who served in WW I passed away at the age of 110.  He was the last WW I veteran and also was

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Posted 6 years, 3 months ago at 11:47 am.

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PART TWO: TOG on a Mission – 2010

PART ONE of this entry touched on the selection and inclusion of the photos from the cover through JUN 2010.   PART TWO  gets a bit more into history and background rather than the selection of photos as I go through JUL to DEC of 2010.
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Posted 7 years, 5 months ago at 5:50 am.

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Mission: ANC

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

For those who have followed me on Facebook, you have seen how from Saturday morning in the frenzy of the snowstorm, I attempted daily to get into Arlington National Cemetery.  The mission was to capture some of the beauty of this hallowed place in the snow…   ANC closed on Saturday, and when I arrived, the barriers were symbolically across Memorial Drive.

I turned around and decided that Sunday morning was probably a better choice and when I returned on Sunday, I found the roadway of Memorial Drive completely clear thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service.  Alas, the gates of ANC were closed and locked …

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Posted 7 years, 6 months ago at 11:36 am.

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Robin Moore – Hopkinsville KY – "They’re now together…"

On a warm Spring Saturday, those assembled in the Episcopal Church, quietly assembled in the courtyard as final military honors for Robin (Robert Lowell) Moore was smartly executed by the 5th Group of the US Army’s Special Forces. The Honorable Rudi Gresham declared earlier that Robin and LTG William P. Yarborough were once again together – for all time, as their berets were honorably placed on the flag draped casket by Robin’s widow, Helen Moore and General Yarborough’s son, William Lee Yarborough.

The two men formed a lifelong friendship that affected both them and the world around them. Working together, the US Army Special Forces became the “SPECIAL” Forces of the US Military and achieved the recognition that they well deserve.

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Posted 9 years, 1 month ago at 12:36 pm.

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Presidential Salute Battery – US Army 3d Infantry Regiment – THE OLD GUARD

This elite platoon of men continue to provide honors to the heroes of the United States as one of their many contributions.
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Today they conducted a mission at Arlington National Cemetery as many visitors to the cemetery watched their precision and timing unfold.

From these images and others found on my website, I’ve created cards or if you prefer, the albums contain ways of selecting enlargements of the photos printed as large as the photo is defined and on the paper of your choice.

ALL Images Copyright 2008 JOHN MICHAEL – www.John-Michael.net

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Posted 9 years, 1 month ago at 11:11 pm.

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Remembering…

Remembering – Here’s a tribute to those whose final honors that I photographed at Arlington National Cemetery during 2007 – it’s because of their service, that I can do what I do … many people in the United States take those things for granted and go on their merry way — oblivious to the sacrifices that those who serve and have served have made for me and for them. 

Among others, a Special Thank You to —

COL Robert Friedman USA Ret

SGM Joseph Mancuso USA Ret

SGT William E. Skivington, Jr USA KIA

COL Daniel Patrick Gallagher USA Ret

TEC4 Anthony De Angelis USA Ret

SGM Robert Hede USA Ret

COL Robert Costa USA Ret

CW3 Donald R. Sistare USA Ret

COL Albert A. DeProspero USA Ret

LTC Williams S. Martin
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Posted 9 years, 6 months ago at 11:13 pm.

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10, 000 wreaths + hundreds of people = heroes honored

Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 33 was filled with hundreds of people who were out to witness and participate in the 16th annual “Wreaths Across America”

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Posted 9 years, 6 months ago at 10:25 pm.

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ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY & WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

For nearly two decades, a Maine Christmas wreath company has donated 5,000 wreaths that are placed by volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery.

The commemoration has expanded across the United States to include many more National Cemeteries.

This year, in 2007, the volunteers will assemble on 15 December beginning at 0900 to place the wreaths within America’s hallowed grounds – final resting place for the heroes who’ve kept the fires of freedom burning bright within the United States. The caravan will have left Maine on 09 December and slowly make their way to the Washington DC area.

If you’d like to check out more look at the website http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.com/

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Posted 9 years, 7 months ago at 9:25 am.

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The Guns Sounded…

As the first female army officer to earn a star as a Brigadier General was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d Infantry Regiment – “The Old Guard” carried out their mission with dispatch in the cool weather of the day.

Off in the distance one could hear the music of the US Army Band as the final honors ceremony continued. I watched as the notes of TAPS began to echo up to the hill where we were, the soldiers immediately snapped to attention and saluted one last time to this historic officer of the US Army.

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Posted 9 years, 7 months ago at 11:00 pm.

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USO Craft Fair – Fort Myer VA

I spent two “wonderful” days on Post – Fort Myer, VA sharing the products of my photography with the fine FMMC community… traffic was brisk and I was happy with the results of the two day event. It complemented the event on Friday at the National Guard Readiness Center. There was a great receptiveness to the work I’m doing in military heraldry and photographing the final honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Posted 9 years, 8 months ago at 3:10 pm.

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