Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day

From the Wiki: "Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action."

Frances Frith, Rajpoots, East Indian Soldiers, 1870

Gustave Le Gray, Soldier and Camel, 1866

Anonymous, French, Soldier, 1880-90

Civil War, Soldiers Reading a Letter

British Soldiers Dressing Wounds of a Colleague, World War One

Weegee, Soldiers Farewell, 1942

Robert Capa, Wounded Soldier Walking to Hospital, 1938

Anonymous, American Soldier and Gravestone, 1849 and 1865

From Google Earth, a small snippet from above of Arlington National Cemetery, 2009

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