Friday, July 11, 2008

Brenda's Photo Challenge

Karen from Faith of a Single Mom is our hostess for Brenda's Photo Challenge today. The theme is PATRIOTISM or WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY COUNTRY. This was a great choice of a theme and one that was very thought provoking. Thanks Karen!!


My first photo is of course our flag, an obvious choice I know but I can't think of our country without thinking of our great flag.

My next choice of photos comes under the heading of what I love about our country. I love that we have the freedom to worship our God. That is why I picked this church, it is indeed one of our great freedoms. This church is on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. I was there awhile back for my nephew's wedding. Beautiful church and a beautiful place to see.
These next two photos are of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. I picked these photos from my photos because these men (and all of the men and women who serve) show the ultimate patriotism. They are willing to give their lives for our country and to protect us. When you go to see this, it really hits you of what they have given to us. In this case I posted the fourth picture because my sweetie's cousin was one of the guys whose name is on that wall, on the bottom left hand corner of my last photo. I have a list on my sidebar of everyone playing but I think I may need to update it so go over to Karen's for an updated list. Have a great weekend!!




24 comments:

Brenda said...

Wonderful photos, each and every one! I especially love the one of the church, Freedom of Religion I believe is one of our most wonderful freedoms.

Cindra said...

Great photos! We have a wall here, too, but I haven't been down there lately to take photos. You are right, it certainly has an impact.

Donna said...

What Wonderful photos Girl!! The church window is beautiful!! Thought provoking....Well done!!hughugs

Sally said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love the church window as well. The "walls" always bring a tear to my eye.

Have a great weekend, and God bless America!!

Donna said...

Oh my, stunning photos! I love the beauty of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. And the Vietnam memorial in D.C. is powerful and a quiet reminder of our freedom's cost. God bless your sweetie's cousin for his sacrifice.

Donna said...

Oh my, stunning photos! I love the beauty of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. And the Vietnam memorial in D.C. is powerful and a quiet reminder of our freedom's cost. God bless your sweetie's cousin for his sacrifice.

Nonnie said...

wonderful, beautiful photos, joan...my thoughts ran along the same idea....i have not been to the wall yet....but it is my hope to be there one day and experience this....thank you for these images...and love the church window...so beautiful!
kimberly

moma grits said...

Beautiful post and photos! I love the reflections of those walking by in the wall photo.

Just Joni said...

your pictures are ALL beautiful and the names on the wall just really speak to my heart...I'm glad you took the time to share this. Great job!

Christine of Epiphany said...

These are neat photos!

photowannabe said...

Great choies and my sentiments exactly. Thanks for posting them.

Rue said...

Great pictures Joan! God Bless our country and those that serve.

rue

Jeanne said...

beautiful pictures. visited the traveling wall, a smaller version of the Vietnam Memorial and it was such an emotional experience. thanks for sharing your pics.

Sandi McBride said...

beautiful post, Joan! The pictures are so good...trying to type with Hound on my shoulder, so forgive typos...
hugs
Sandi

Sharon Ellery said...

Love your photos. Nearly every country town here in Australia has a memorial to those fallen or fought in wars. I hadn't thought to take a picture of them though.

Sharon

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Great pictures, Joan. Truly great. You already know how I feel about our military so I won't even go there. Suffice it to say, I love reading your thoughts and I appreciate what you've said.

Kari

wendster said...

I love your photo choices! Excellent.

And I love the Sydney smile photos. So dang cute!

And what a sweetie, that Cameron getting baptized looks like a special day, and it looks like he was being so good.

That church window was sooooooooo pretty and I love that it wasn't dark inside the church. The wall even looks bright. Great photo!

Wendster

Homesteader in Training said...

Very meaningful pictures. Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Kim

Karen M said...

Loved all your pictures, but especially liked the flag. Great shot!

Lille meg said...

Great photos! Well done!
Have a blessed Sunday!

TattingChic said...

Lovely post. I appreciate the flag and religious freedom as well.

justabeachkat said...

Hi there! My Mom and Sherry left this morning so I'm back at blogging again. Yippee!! (I miss them already though.)

I won't comment on each of your posts I've missed, but I enjoyed reading them all.

Hugs!
Kat

Sandi McBride said...

Such a beautiful and moving post, Joan...I also love your banner and all the colorful beachchairs lined up!
hugs
Sandi

Tabitha said...

What lovely photos ~ and very thought provoking too!!
Thank you for visiting my blog~ I am looking forward to the next photo challenge.
love and hugs Tabitha XXX