Photography ~ The Fayetteville Market House, Veterans Day Sunrise–the day before, 11/10/16

Tomorrow–a more perfectly aligned sun and more people.

My effort was to take pictures of people taking pictures and capture the sun as it peeks through the arches of the Market House. Flickr Album

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Sunrise ~ Veterans Day, +- a Day, 11/12

We seek this [or close there to]. I shot these in 2010

Without the opportunity to capture a clear sunrise, my philosophy is shoot what you have. The gallery below presents some of what I had.

Album with 3 days of Veterans Day 2014 captures. We get to do this again in January as the sun swings back by [after winter solstice].

Entertainment ~ Salute to American Veterans: Celebrating America’s Heroes, Taps–The Army Ground Forces Band, 11/09

Honoring those veterans who made the supreme sacrifice or have passed on…  May you rest in peace…

History of  the Taps Bugle Call

Popular Taps Verses

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
‘Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.

Veterans~ Thank you for your service! ~ Veterans Day Parade, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 11/08

[More pictures here…]

Veterans Day ~ Armistice Day ~ Remembrance Day

Thank you for your service and to those who made the supreme sacrifice, thank you as well. History tells us at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 hostilities on the Western Front ceased and World War I came to an end–Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

In 1954 the United States changed the commemoration to Veterans Day to honor all veterans of all wars. Today, in this country we recognize the service of our veterans. Again, thank you for that service! Honor to those who celebrate today as Remembrance Day.