He Served, So I Could Walk

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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My dad served in the Navy, and as a direct result of doing-so and making it back alive, I was given the privilege of being able to walk in a free country. Those are my baby-shoes, and this is a dedication to my dad--to whom eventually I was honored to call father. Miss you pop!

76 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    The baby booties . . . Yes, a grateful nation remembers . . . Robert H. McQuilkin.

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    A lovely tribute!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    We all own them a debt!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Nice tribute to a real hero!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (11 Nov 2009):

    This is terrific James...a moving and poignant tribute that does him very proud. Mt father was a Navy man as well...Really...I love this:)

  • Linda Lou

    Linda Lou said (11 Nov 2009):

    ...a very nice tribute indeed, I celebate and honor him and his efforts to keep us free.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    What a heart-felt tribute to your father! Well done!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Lovely composition

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    This has a lot of impact James. It really touched my heart. A terrific tribute to a terrific man.

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful Tribute.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Brilliant and voted!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Great entry and memory tribute of your father! You have my vote!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (15 Feb 2011):

    Very moving tribute and a wonderful entry.

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (15 Feb 2011):

    Great shot, yeah!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    A beautiful dedication - my vote

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MÂȘTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Excellent tribute!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Extreamly heart felt as my father was also in the navy, and I spent 21yrs in the Navy so I know just how you feel! Thanks

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    This brought a tear to my eye...how truly wonderful !!!! My vote !

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Feb 2011):

    Voted!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    vote!!!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    wonderful tribute, great entry, got my vote

  • CJC

    CJC gave props (25 Feb 2011):

    great sentiment

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa   gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    Excellent ...!! VOTED

  • Yaminel Calvo

    Yaminel Calvo said (26 Feb 2011):

    This is very beautiful indeed, great job :)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Mar 2011):

    Beautifully presented James, lovely pieces of nostalgia there!.........Voted.

  • Clare Wise de Wet

    Clare Wise de Wet gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Very effective composition.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    Yeah my vote, well done!

  • Riccardo Forte

    Riccardo Forte said (9 Mar 2011):

    Very good composition. RAD!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz   gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    My vote, too!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (9 Mar 2011):

    James this is one heck of a dedication to your Dad. Yes we owe a lot to the brave men who fought for our freedom.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    I am back to vote!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    my vote!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    Fits the theme to a T. Elegantly composed.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (14 Mar 2011):

    Absolutely, voted!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    awesome shot. Great job. Voted

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    They often gave everything...indeed a moving tribute...Thank you.voted

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    beautiful,my vote!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (27 Mar 2011):

    James,my dad was also a navy man.i have several items of his that he brought back.my favorite is the white wool blanket that i keep in a cedar chest.know how you feel about the mementos.very nice job on this photo.voted.

  • Kimberly E Johnson

    Kimberly E Johnson gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    I love it! Nice tribute to your father :) Thank God for our military heroes!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (10 Apr 2011):

    got my vote.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    James, an outstanding, touching entry. My Rad vote easily.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (15 Apr 2011):

    Heartfelt tribute.....my enthusiastic vote ~ !@

  • Sheree

    Sheree gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    Excellent

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (18 Apr 2011):

    Great sentiment, James. And 'Yeah!", you have my vote. R

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (18 Apr 2011):

    Wonderful, heartwarming tribute.... love the image too! YEAH!

  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz   gave props (18 Apr 2011):

    Wonderful tribute. Go Navy!!!! Voted!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (20 Apr 2011):

    Nice write and an awesome story.

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel   gave props (22 Apr 2011):

    awesome shot for the theme!!! voted

  • Heather Lumpkins

    Heather Lumpkins said (27 Apr 2011):

    My grandfather served in the navy as well...a very giving and wonderful man. I have other good friends serving in the military as well and this is an awesome dedication. Great capture!

  • alex ringer

    alex ringer said (28 Apr 2011):

    James, your touching tribute to your father, the Navy serviceman, brought to me memories of MY FATHER, who volunteered as an officer to the British Navy during WWII to fight the Nazis and their allies. I was born then. And I'm too proud of this heritage. I wonder what's written in the certificate and what does the baby shoes mean. You've got my vote.

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (7 May 2011):

    NAVY Dad's are the best!!! Mine was in the Navy 32 years -- 22 active 10 reserves! Boy, I miss him too. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (11 May 2011):

    Nicely arranged!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (27 May 2011):

    This is so well composed and such a touching and deserved tribute! Wonderful entry, James! This also reflects the feeling we should have on Memorial Day, and every day. voted.

  • amanda plank

    amanda plank gave props (30 May 2011):

    so freakin cool

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (1 Jun 2011):

    An outstanding image and tribute. Got my vote...

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Yes, very emotional tribute.......voted!

  • charlie mclenahan

    charlie mclenahan said (10 Jun 2011):

    gets my vote

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (12 Jun 2011):

    Great Capture! Voted: "YEAH!"

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2011):

    Very touching and heartwarming, James. An excellent entry in this Theme. Such a good and loyal father you had. Voted!

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda   gave props (14 Jun 2011):

    VOTED!!!!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone   gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    wonderful tribute, great entry, got my vote

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 May 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 May 2014):

    BTV.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2014):

    Wonderful entry! My vote!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2014):

    Wonderful entry! My vote!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (11 May 2014):

    Beautiful tribute Voted.

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (15 May 2014):

    A good one! My vote.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (25 May 2014):

    My vote!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 May 2014):

    oh yes...my vote!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 May 2014):

    Back to vote!!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (29 May 2014):

    a great theme image! voted!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (30 May 2014):

    stellar entry...

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (4 Jun 2014):

    Excellent!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag said (4 Jun 2014):

    My vote!

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