As many of you who read my posts know, I’ve realized very well the importance of the US military to the United States. Many people take our freedom for granted and don’t realize the role that over time they have played to allow the citizens of the US to enjoy things that the rest of the world is very envious.. Envious enough that they violate our borders either by land or by air to come here ILLEGALLY! (send them home!)
You may not agree with the “wars” we are waging, I don’t either, but I support our men and women in uniform for what they are doing.
Any way, on this eve of Thanksgiving. as we go into the holiday season, I’d ask you to check out the website http://www.anysoldier.com/ to find a request that you can make someone a bit more comfortable away from home. Over the past several months, I’ve sent several packages of books, cards, writing items, music CDs or whatever else they’ve asked for.
Open up your heart and SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
Posted 5 years, 7 months ago at 8:45 pm. Add a comment
Since 2000, when I was first called upon to photograph my first military funeral – final honors, I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to see and learn more about the US military than most of the average civilians. From that exposure, I’ve gained a better appreciation for just how valuable and the many significant contributions that the US Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines have and continue to make to the US.
Posted 5 years, 7 months ago at 12:56 am. Add a comment
A Dear Friend of mine and I finally made the “pilgrimage” that we have spoken about for months. The US Marine museum in the area of Quantico, VA is really something to see. Even after spending over 4 hours exploring the exhibits, I had not seen and absorbed the entire offering and it begs to go back to take a second, third or more trips to this place honoring another dedicated people who are and have put their lives on the line for the freedoms that those who live in the United States enjoy.
Among the hundreds of photos I captured that day, I’ve shown only two that appear on my website (available for purchase with prints upto 20″ x 30″) at http://www.john-michael.net/
Posted 5 years, 9 months ago at 10:08 pm. Add a comment