In Remembrance

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedNovember 11, 2009
TakenNovember 11, 2005
ModelFinePix F440
Exposure1/240 sec at f/7.4
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Focal Length6.3 mm
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In honor of all those who have died for freedom and their country, here’s another shot (posted a few several months ago) I captured at the US WWII memorial cemetery near Carthage, Tunisia. This beautiful graveyard honors all the American soldiers who lost their lives during the Tunisian Campaign, a series of battles between Axis and Allied troops that eventually led to a major defeat to the Axis. 2,156 US soldiers were lost during this campaign and 6,528 remain missing.

To be honest, I went to this cemetery to just take some pictures for my brother, who is a WWII history enthusiast, but it turned into a very deeply moving experience that I'll never forget.

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  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Looks a bit like Punch Bowl on Ohau. Nice tribute to our vets!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Very touching photo Deb!! Thank you for sharing this tribute!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    wonderful tribute!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Great tribute, Deb! Before my father died in 1991, he opened up some and talked about his time in the Army, a rarity for him.

  • Richard Knight

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

    I can understand why, Deb. We are going to Normandy next spring, and I am trying to prepare myself for the experience.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    I can imagine just how overwhelming a place like this could be. Wonderful tribute!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful shot...

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Poignant, Honorable, Wonderful Tribute Deborah...Nicely Done!!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful Tribute Deborah

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    Well done, a great tribute

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    A humbling view of the symbols of our heroes. Beautifully done, Deb.

  • Regenia Brabham

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

    An incredible tribute!! An incredible capture.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    beautiful tribute Deborah !!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Thank you veterans. Great tribute Deborah.

  • Camil Seisanu

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  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Excellent Deborah

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful tribute.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    I love the crop on this...Wonderful shot and tribute!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Incredible photo! Sad to see so many lose their lives far to soon. Excellent tribute to the soldiers and their families!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (21 Nov 2009):

    Good entry!

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