Memorial Day In The Nation’s Capital

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Leica M9, 50mm Noctilux

Going down to the Vietnam Memorial on Memorial Day stirs up emotions for many, though for others it takes on the feeling of a reunion, or a street fair.

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Leica M9, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Old friends gather, while others view the assemblage as an opportunity to sell goods or services.

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Leica M9, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

But the principal reason for being there is to commemorate the lives of those who sacrificed for their family and their country.

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Leica M9, 50mm Noctilux

There are still unhealed wounds and bitterness, arguments unfinished after 40 years.

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Leica M9, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Happily, for many this is a holiday to celebrate the nation, and the beginning of summer.

Stars and Stripes

 

Leica M9, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

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