What’s(In) The Picture lens-artist #131—Emotions by ChrisBreeBaart.com
Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial
An individual may be aware of the Normandy Amercian Cemetery & Memorial, The Arlington Cemetery, and no doubt others. However, knowing and seeing are two different experiences. I s’pose this depends on the person knowing or seeing as well.
So, for the sake of argument we will just use me as an example. I have studied and known of these cemeteries for decades. I have never had the honor of visiting one in person.
I have seen quick views on TV and I have seen pictures such as the one above.
When I saw this photo as the prompt for today I knew I would be writing a post in regards to the picture. I most certainly have a long ago descendant or two buried in one of these cemeteries. For that matter they may just as well be buried on some unknown battlefield somewhere. If this is the case sadly I do not know who they are or who or anything about them.
What I do know is that when I see photos like the one above or TV views of these sacred cemeteries I feel a deep sadness and a deep sense of patriotism.
However, there have been times during 2020 that were the first ever time(s) that I have been embarrassed to call myself an American
No matter how much stupidity is going on in the world today I never forget the brave individuals of the far past and not so far past that were strong enough to fight to give their lives for us to “live” free.
There are also times when my sadness is not only because they lost their live, but because they must be turning in their graves at some of the ridiculousness and unpatriotic things that go on in this generation.
This includes citizens as much as, if not more our leaders and government officials.
Is this really what they gave and continue to give their lives for? I wonder how our brave men and women would think and feel about current events.
I ❤️ love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to leave a comment , opinion, or feedback.
AS ALWAYS KEEP ON CRAFTING & LOVIN’ EVERY MINUTE! NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STYLE!…WHILE YOU AT IT ENJOY ANY WRITING OR OTHER PROJECTS YOU LOVE!
When I was over there, I visited Arlington, but it never really meant anything to me. I guess I was too young. But I have visited the cemetery, and the beach itself, I know that part of Normandy well. The beach, it is impossible to believe that anything could have ever happened there, but the cemetery is absolutely haunting. They all are.
I bet the beach would seem that way, Ahh yes that is the word that was escaping me.
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