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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Born on Veterans Day

I was born on Veterans Day in 1957 so I thought I'd start with a recent picture of myself. Now how self centered can I be. Enough about me, the rest of this post will include memorials at the North Carolina Capitol.These shots were taken at different times of the year in case you notice bare trees and then leafy trees. If you click inside to enlarge the shot above you should be able to see flags being raised. Not sure what was going on at the capitol. That photo was shot on March 1. The memorials I'll show below are both visible in the picture above but hard to see them.
The shot above is of a memorial for NC veterans who served in World War I, II, and the Korean War.The shot above is of the Vietnam Memorial to honor NC veterans who served in Vietnam. It is titled After the Firefight and depicts soldier carrying a wounded comrade to a nearby landing zone to await medical help.

18 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Happy Birthday Carver!!!
Wishing you good health all year round :) [Hugs]

antigoni said...

Happy birthday! Excellent post!

the donG said...

it's good to know that war veterans are being honored. in the same way here, our war veterans are remembered as they fought along with the american soldiers.

ellen b. said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Carver. We were born in the same decade although I'm way older :0)

Smalltown RN said...

Well Happy Birthday to you!!!!! What a darling picture...and a wonderful tribute to the Vertrans....

Dr.John said...

Happy birthday Carver.
Thanks for the pictures.

Mojo said...

By the way, in case I forgot
Happy Birthday!

girasoli said...

Happy Birthday Carver!! :)

juliana said...

well, happy birthday carver!
that's an adorable photo of you :)

jaejae said...

happy birthday carver! shouldn't be CARVER spelled W-A-R-V-E-T?

SabineM said...

Happy Birthday Carver
I will save you the singing, since I just sang over at your other blog! ;-))

jmb said...

Happy Birthday Carver. Another Scorpio.
Wonderful post to put us in mind of those who died that we might live in freedom.

Mar said...

Happy birthday, Carver!!!

diXymiss said...

Wishing you eXtra special birthday blessings, Carver. Joining you in remembering and appreciating our veterans.

Dee said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Carver! I am so glad that I know you! I appreciate your friendship!

Theresa said...

Happy late birthday! Hope you had a good one, and here is to a healthy and happy year for you.

Great pictures of the places that remember the people who serve our country.

Theresa said...

oops forgot to tell you I do not find you brazen at all for posting a picture of you- actually I like seeing photos of you on your blog!

Heart of Rachel said...

Belated Happy Birthday Carver! Wishing you best of health. Take care.