This week we celebrated Patriot Day on 9/11. It truly is one of those few days in modern history when the course of nations changed in a matter of hours.
In the middle of the week I found myself surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the home and work. Coming home exhausted I still could not let myself ignore this opportunity to say thank you to those who served and protected us all these years.
This Patriot’s Day I had some sadness, since the week before a friend from my Infantry Officer Basic in 1993 informed me how many of our instructors met their deaths in the wars since 9/11/01. As we talked names and faces came back to me, and how they led us in our little adventures of learning in the red clay of Fort Benning, Georgia.
So on this weekend amidst the tumult of football games, children’s activities, and counting pennies in this weak economy take a second to remember the fallen…remember those who serve and remember why we are all called to serve as well.
P.S. Fujifilm XE-1 with 18-55. Pre-focused in the late afternoon light and shade.