Title: Where Our Fathers Lie
Capture Date: 12/22/2007
Dimensions: 3872 × 2592
Exposure: 1/250 sec at f /4.8
Focal Length: 46mm
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Uploaded Date: 12/23/2007
Comments: Fort Bliss Cementary in El Paso, Texas. Notice the gravel. They removed the grass because it cost too much to keep it up. However, the golf courses are still green. Does that make sense to dishonor these men, women, and children?

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  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Once they use a tool bought and paid for by others.. they have no respect to take care of it.. To bad because I am sure each of these people would have loved to watch the grass grow and the children too..

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youover 6 years ago

    yeah tell me about….I m on another site (and not that i have anything against any other country,being a foreigner myself) but they run charity….and when i suggested VETERANS charity many americans were aginst it…as a ecuse the site is international..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    VETERNAS need more help then anyting else….these are people who gave us freedom…but USA have long forgotten those who fought for that freedom….perfect example here….Governament sends billions to rushia and other contries helping them build their own economy but forgets their own at home….SO SAD…and i am so glad you posted this one….
    Glad that someone is out there noticing things…its my fav….MERRY CHRISTMAS and happy new year 2008

  • Mardynn
    Mardynnover 6 years ago

    Very sad.

    I cant believe they would do something like that.

    Merry Christmas.

  • GrayeaglePhotography
    GrayeaglePhotographyover 6 years ago

    Brings back a lot, good job.

  • Carisma
    Carismaover 6 years ago

    Thank you for making us think with your images!!

  • Susan Zohn
    Susan Zohnover 6 years ago

    wow, this does make you think. Thanks Charles for this thought provoking image.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Charles, very thought provoking! Thanks for your support of my work this year, I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday season, and that we see you and your work again next year!

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