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Memorial Day

Posted by Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 28 May 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day – Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, whereas Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

The photo was taken, at sunrise, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico some years ago.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great composition and bw process Steve. A beautiful memorial

28 May 2018 5:01am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un bel hommage et pour ton cliché un très bon cadrage .
Bonne journée Steve

28 May 2018 6:15am

badtgv from provence, France

splendide 5*

28 May 2018 6:18am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great tribute with this splendid composition.

28 May 2018 9:39am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Excellent shot!

28 May 2018 10:06am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Always a lot of respect for the men and women who died for their homeland

28 May 2018 10:27am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A somber tribute

28 May 2018 12:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A perfect selection for this day!! Your PoV works well here as the tombstones radiate in all directions!

28 May 2018 1:21pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Such images show how much peace in the world has been paid.

28 May 2018 5:11pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

28 May 2018 5:20pm

k@ from Paris, France

2 kinds of trees, from wood and stone. I love the verticality of them all, like dear soldiers standing up - forever. Beautiful tribute and the BW signs the Past the best way.

28 May 2018 5:42pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot!

28 May 2018 6:51pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fittingly sober and classical view of these markers. My respects !

28 May 2018 9:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful tribute. A very solemn yet peaceful image of these markers at dawn.

29 May 2018 1:26am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great tribute. Wonderful image. :)

29 May 2018 4:56am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautiful tribute indeed. So much life has been sacrificed over the centuries. Perfect in monochrome.

29 May 2018 8:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & perspective!
Great tribute!

29 May 2018 8:41am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Your symmetry is beautifully done, most people would miss that detail when taking
a picture here.

29 May 2018 3:55pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice

29 May 2018 8:44pm

Stu from From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful!

4 Jun 2018 1:36pm