The Cost of Freedom

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I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price and those who will pay the ultimate price for protecting my family and I. Regardless of your politics or how you may feel about a particular war, our fallen men and women deserve respect and honor. It takes a courageous and brave person to willingly stand up and fight for one’s country, a courage and bravery that I will never know. This is why I salute those who have fallen and those who will. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

 

 

So Many

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Nashville, Tennessee – Olympus OM1 / 28mm f3.5 / Fuji Superior 400 / Film Box Lab

 

 

Gone But Not Forgotten

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Nashville, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / 14-42mm f3.5

 

 

Old Glory Still Stands

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Nashville, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / 14-42mm f3.5

 

 

Fallen Fathers

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Nashville, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / 14-42mm f3.5

 

 

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Nashville, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / Sigma 30mm f1.4

 

 

Women Serve Too

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Nashville, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / Sigma 30mm f1.4

 

 

Fallen Soldiers

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Spring Hill Cemetery – Spring Hill, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / Sigma 30mm f1.4

 

 

Remembering

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Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall – Polk Memorial Gardens – Columbia, Tennessee – Olympus E520 / Sigma 30mm f1.4

 

 

Paying Respect

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Carnton Plantation – Franklin, Tennessee – Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Kodak Portra 400 / Film Box Lab

 

 

Resting Place

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Carnton Plantation – Franklin, Tennessee – Mamiya 645 1000S / 80mm f2.8 / Kodak TRI-X 400 / Film Box Lab

 

 

Solemn Victory

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Stones River National Cemetery – Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Mamiya 645 1000S / 80mm f2.8 / Kodak TRI-X 400 / Film Box Lab

 

 

Sacrifice

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Stones River National Cemetery – Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Mamiya 645 1000S / 80mm f2.8 / Kodak TRI-X 400 / Film Box Lab

 

 

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that even though a lot of our veterans came home, a part of them died on the battlefield. Thus, they should be memorialized as well. For some, they will never be the same.

 

 

Lonely Veteran

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West End – Nashville, Tennessee – Mamiya 645 1000S / 80mm f2.8 / Kodak Portra 400 / Film Box Lab

 

 

I have shared the picture above in a previous post. If you want to read more about this shot click here. Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

 

 

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