Veterans Day Tribute

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Project by hunter71 posted 11-11-2013 11:31 AM 1648 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This historic WW 1 picture had hung at my grandfathers home all the time I was growing up. Somehow the frame was lost and I have had the rolled up picture boxed up way too long. A simple project, but one I needed to complete for a tribute to all the men who have served for our freedoms on this Veterans Day 2013. Panoramic photography was in it’s infancy when this picture was shot in 1917 of the 302nd Ammunition Train as they left Camp Upton, Long Island, NY for France. The original frame was painted black, but I decided to use some Black Walnut cut from my properties to enclose this historic picture for the next 100+ years. My grandfather use to laugh when he told about one of the men who ran from one side, behind the camera and was photographed on the other side also. To all veterans, Happy Veterans Day. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 11:53 AM

Very nice tribute and great family history -

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 12:38 PM

Nice tribute Doug, The frame looks great! Happy Veterans day.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 01:13 PM

Yes, I/we remember our Veterans every day. Today is their day to say Thank You All for Your Service.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 01:31 PM

It was a nice way for you to remember the veterans.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 03:45 PM

Love this kind of stuff. Thanks for posting.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 04:20 PM

Very nicely done, and a fitting remembrance of Veterans Day given it’s family history.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 04:33 PM

Nice work and excellent tribute .

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#8 posted 11-11-2013 04:51 PM

Very nice Doug.

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#9 posted 11-11-2013 09:08 PM

G’Day Doug,
Yes very nicely done to remember you grandfather.
We need to honour all our fallen service men and women from all wars and conflicts.
Yesterday, 11th of November, here in Australia was Remembrance Day “Poppy Day” for the Armistice with the whole country stopping for a minutes silence at 11.00am.

The over-arching statement is LEST WE FORGET…..

I had both grandfathers wounded in WW1 but neither spoke of that time.
The same with my dad with his service in WW2.
I just hear on the radio too many young returned servicemen & women are taking there own lifes.
I was introduced to an organization to help and support them

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 11-12-2013 12:57 AM

Crowie, you hit the nail on the head. My grandfather returned and never spoke of his time in Europe, he couldn’t speak. As time went on those of us close to him learned to understand him some. What ever happened in that first world war is still with him. All gave, some gave all…...

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 06:27 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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