Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We Salute You
I had an opportunity yesterday, Memorial Day, to attend a ceremony in McHenry honoring the area veterans. It was an incredible event, especially for someone with a camera due to the high level of pomp and circumstance that goes with any military event. Some of the highlights were: recognition of the veterans of each branch of the military in attendance, a reading by a young girl who lost her father in Iraq, recognition of the 16 young men from the county we lost in our recent battles in the Middle East, a balloon launch for missing POW's, a rifle salute, the laying of the Battle Field Cross(which when you see in person would make a grizzly bear choke up), and a finale of Taps played by several buglers. This video may not show it, but I think they were some of the best pictures I've ever taken. It made me feel good to capture some of these moments and share some of the event. I tried like heck to get it uploaded last night, but, I awoke to my computer still trying to upload it. I finally decided I needed to lower the video quality a bit to get it there. So, like I said, I hope the video does the event justice.