Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day, 09

Charleston, WV... Veterans Day. My friend Dyann Simile called me to tell me to come out of my dungeon and see the parade happening outside my door! That's her son playing the cymbals.

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Jo Castillo said...

Thank you for this. I didn't get to a parade this year. Veterans deserve this day of remembrance. :) I love the photos.

The Riverbum said...

Too bad more communities don't get out there an have a big Veteran's Day celebration! Nice shots!

Joanna said...

Excellent photos, as always!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

You just served up a big ole slice of Americana.

I'd like mine a la mode, please.

Brian Cordle said...

Hi Rick, I just wanted to say "thanks" for speaking to our little group last night in Huntington. I really enjoy hearing different perspectives on photography and you gave me some new ways to see things.

Mark said...

I think I could really, really like West Virginia!

TetVet said...

Remember Pearl Harbor -- Keep America Alert!

America's oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 101st year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, "The Day of Infamy", Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.

(Now deceased) 'Navy Centenarian Sailor', 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio 'Jay' Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy's first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).

Visit my photo album tribute to these centenarian veteran shipmates:

San Diego, California