Mini-Challenge #122 – Heroes

KevXmanKevXman Always grinning!Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
edited June 13, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
Hi All!

This is an unexpected pleasure. I'll try to live up to the honor.

Here in the United States last weekend was Memorial Day Weekend where we remember and celebrate the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. I'm sure that it is the same in the other countries around the world, just not on the same date as us. We remember and celebrate our national heroes by dedicating holidays to them, building monuments, holding rallies, and such. While this past weekend and the images that I'm going to included are geared toward those that have served in the military let us not forget the other heroes that are among us. Police officers, firefighters and EMTs, doctors and nurses, even the guy down the street that got a neighbor's cat out of the tree. So join with me in celebrating and saying THANK YOU to our heroes.

This challenge will run through Tuesday June 14 at 7:00 pm, my time here in the Eastern US.

Eternal Vigilance
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Arlington National Cemetery
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Not Forgotten
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Taps
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— Kevin
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Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 31, 2011
    great challenge Kevin! I don't have any of available that I can post of servicemen but have some round about "heros" images...

    1. On the edge..
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    2. Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!!
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    3. Always ready to protect our waterways...
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 31, 2011
    One near and dear to my heart Kevin.

    1. The Day Before
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    2. WITWISAMIAM
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    3. WITWISAMIAM 2
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    4. Honor
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  • VisualXpressionsVisualXpressions Major grins Posts: 860Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 1, 2011
    1.
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    2.
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    3. South Korean (ROK) soldier guarding the border, Pan Man Jan, DMZ (de-militarized zone between North and South Korea)
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  • rbustraenrbustraen Randy Bustraen Posts: 127Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 1, 2011
    KevXman has graciously offered to allow me to pick a theme, but with such a great theme and my work schedule for June and July.... we'll keep it. Great choice!
    - Randy

    Photo Of The Day & My SmugMug Gallery
    Canon 7D and not enough L glass....
  • chuckinsocalchuckinsocal Major grins Posts: 932Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2011
    Hi Gang,

    Our city's emergency responders are my local heroes. Here are just a few photos of the good work they do. Thanks for looking.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    Comments are welcome.
    Chuck Cannova
    www.socalimages.com

    Artistically & Creatively Challenged
  • rbustraenrbustraen Randy Bustraen Posts: 127Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 6, 2011
    I was lucky enough to go to OCC and take a shot of the fire bike that was created for fire fighters that lost their lives that day...

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    This one pays homage to my personal hero and by definition I think is someone who is there, thick or thin, good or bad and will do anything, be anything regardless of any situation..... My wife.

    This was taken sometime last year on a bus heading to an airshow because I wanted to take photos... my hero by my side, or is that my side kick?

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    I do have one more that I might add here at a later date, but I need to photo it first... but wanted to get these in.
    - Randy

    Photo Of The Day & My SmugMug Gallery
    Canon 7D and not enough L glass....
  • TropheusTropheus Big grins Posts: 30Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 10, 2011
    Took these at a Meet and Greet for the Milton, Georgia Fire Department last September. They go where most of us wouldn't dare! to the places that are nightmarish and unmerciful. Thanks Firefighters. Shot with Canon Rebel T1i and a 50mm lens.
    As always, C and C is welcomed. Thanks for looking.
    JJ

    1. Lifegiving Water
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    2. Shiney and Loved
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    Question Authority.
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    Fish Geek
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 11, 2011
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 12, 2011
    I really don't have many shots that can represent this challenge, but here goes.

    The Wall. I've had this in way to many challenges.
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    He helped free a nation.
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 13, 2011
    1 - The Boys in Blue
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    2 - The Boys in Gray
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    3 - Union Soldier
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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,082Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 13, 2011
    1. Three Servicemen
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    2. Heroes Old and New
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    3. Remembering the Fallen
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    Sherry
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 13, 2011
    Fallen Heroes

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    Current Hero

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    Future Hero

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    Chris
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