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Patriotic Welcome; Wat Garden, La Mirada, CA USA (*challenge note 1;Vertical Lines on Can/Vertical Angle of lines of Flag; Challenge note 2; Commerative 911 Dedication 911 Read Description))  by leih2008

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Patriotic Welcome; Wat Garden, La Mirada, CA USA (*challenge note 1;Vertical Lines on Can/Vertical Angle of lines of Flag; Challenge note 2; Commerative 911 Dedication 911 Read Description)) by 


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Most recent Gallery Feature; 7/4/2014 in the group #1 Favorites #1 Favorites (Lots of Challenges! This group is for your most positive, favorite & inspiring works of art. Photography, Digital art, Paintings & Drawings Are Accepted) Honored to be featured for this art! Congratulations to my fellow artists. This art along with my fellow artist is available for purchase at the following link: http://www.redbubble.com/groups/amazing-landsca...
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Most recent Top Ten feature 7/4/2014 Honored to have this art voted in the top ten in a challenge in the group: Backyard macros And closeups … challenge Americana in the back yard. My Art and my fellow artist art are available for purchase at the following link. Congratulations everyone. Honored to be among you. Thank you for your votes :-D http://www.redbubble.com/groups/backyard-close-...

Top Ten win 6/30/2014, 5th place in a challenge; American 4th of July, in the group Tuesday Afternoon High Quality Images, http://www.redbubble.com/groups/tuesday-afterno... Congratulations everyone! Honored to be among you!
October 2, 2011; TODAY I AM ATTENDING AN OCTOBERFEST DINNER CELEBRATION AT VFW POST 9148; I am printing a small version of this art with a Poem I have written Called Welcome HOME; (Not included here in this Description in my gallery here …) For those whom I have had the personal journey through my lens You know why I do what I do to give back to those who have served this GREAT Country of ours. I recently had the opportunity to share a little bit of my life “behind the lens” with a fellow in arms. Amazed to know that our paths although our cameras quite different digital vs old school film … We have been out there in the same places preserving and restoring the history and passion of the community through service in the silence of our love for this great country U.S.A.
I took a VERY extreme rish in sharing who I might be .. (identy behind my lens) with this person in sharing my art and doing doing so was touched as I read aloud the dedication to this U.S. Soldier from Vietnam that I had written on 8/31/2011 and saw through his eyes the feelings of why I do what I do through my lens .. then did I realize that it would be o.k. that I had allowed myself the “FREEDOM” if you will to (Introduce myself from behind the lens to someone who had the same passions for our Military Men and Women including him as he had previously served this great country and would in fact not reveal my true self to those who need not know “The girl behind the lens” … Interesting even more was that as we looked through the photography of events of the many patriotic events within Southern California that our paths had crossed he had had my 6, my 12 and my 360 angles if you will but not shooting my through is lens but the exact object and capture that I had been shooting and if you didn’t know it you would think he stole my art LOL! So, I think it’s rather interesting that if You can Welcome ART, and Allow others the FREEDOM and Appreciation to share your passion as to why you are serving this great country our your own desires to create your art be it what type of art or passion that makes you who you are you can be a better person. I can’t explain who this Soldier is other than it helps to know that I will forever be a better person for allowing myself to have allowed this soldier to read and know the reason I create my art outside where they normally don’t see me or it isn’t “truly known” … What I do when where I see this group of people I usually say …I shoot, I burn, I deliver, I leave .. Meaning I don’t really know who’s photo I may be taking this day, I respect who you are and what you have done for this great country no matter what the job may have been. I don’t know what your job is now. It is NOT my PURPOSE to Market or USE YOU in any way to make money I am here only to preserve the history of our local or the local events; I.E. my project name; I usually have a contact pre-selected and those files are give there and dropped and delivered. The cool thing is ONE of the persons this recent Memorial Day took many, many hours of his own time looking through hundreds of my unedits shots and printed them for the “locals” and handed them out; This is some of the first time these particular Vets have had this type of nice “Candid” and in some cases “Family” photo if you will for years; They don’t need to know where they came from and never will that’s what the POP is about; if you can’t do that and make someone happy for just a moment in time .. I don’t think living life would be worth more than a taking all of this time … And seeing some of their faces and hearing about it later is PRICELESS .. So, needless to say … I have spent a little more time getting to know some of those nameless faces I’ve been shooting for years because the stories I have heard just bring me to tears. I love being around them all and it is helping me put toghter the most important things in life for my younger siblngs the finish … The memories of my Dad a U.S. Marine for my little brother who is serving now!! & That is what’s important ..

Welcoming those home and continuing to serve … you must always answer when called Daughter of a U.S. Marine
This art is Dedicated to All This Soldiers Who Have Made It Home and Are Coming Home!

I hope that a friend like Ms. Wat has a garden so lovely to welcome you to. I pray that You will have a neighbor like Doreen who always has some rice if you knock and are hungry any time of day. I pray upon your return that your neighbors no matter what their religion, race or work schedule is prepare a meal and stop over and say "Hi and Welcome Home I am glad You came home. Welcome Back! Good to see you! "

This dedication and poetry is registered and private words written by Lei Hedger on 8/31/2011

Based on a few Lessons of love and compassion I have provided to soldiers through my Ribbons of Hope project for the past 7+ years.

~I am sharing it here on Redbubble so that You may Thank & Welcome home someone; "A Veteran from a Previous War/Mission Previously served, Prior to the Horrific Events that we will all be remembering this coming September 9/11/2011~ Many of these soldiers were NOT Welcomed Home, Ever told Thank YOU for serving, thank you for coming home, I am Glad YOU made it HOME, or It’s great to see you!!

Make a change in someone’s life when you see a Veteran.. Take a moment and You’ll make a memory for yourself and them This post and art was updated 8/31/2011…

9/2/2011; My Son attended the services of a fallen friend; my son is currently and has been for a year like this young man preparing to be a leader after what he saw on 9-11; My son is a Fire Explorer out of Station 20 in Norwalk, CA USA; his Friend was a Sherriff Explorer out of Station 20, Norwalk he had age 19 he had just signed his final papers to start officially on w/the LA County Sherriff. Like my Son, this young man had been going on calls for years. My son had been on calls w/him and his unit. This young man was out with a friend this week when a gang member and crew recognized him and a friend and gunned them both down in cold blood. TWO young men, two lives lost, One future hero, one person that I can tell you like my son was definately touched by 9-11! As he was laid to rest his family severaly of them … ***FULLY DECORATED U.S. MARINES, & Also Army carried his casket along with his brothers Sherriffs and Fire of Stations 20 Norwalk, CA USA R.I.P. I am not disclosing his name here in my artwork as I do not feel it appropriate as this art is in a “challenge event for 9-11”. Also, the person(s) who are at large for his murder and the murder of his friend are still saught out. So, for now .. This is a silent note to my RB friends who “read between the lines” Don’t vote for me because of this I hope that we are all able to welcome home our men and women from the current call of duty that this 9-11 event caused … This I pray as I update these words of my welcome home art so that we can all be free in our homes wherever that may be (-:

Loved this capture with our Flag and warm greeting to Ms. Wats’ Garden.

9-10-2011 Featured among the TOP TEN in a Challenge in the GROUP
JUST FOR YOU DEDICATIONS; The challenge was; A Tribute to the heros of 9-11; The link to view all entries finalist is here:

http://www.redbubble.com/groups/just-for-you/ch...

Hi Cheryl I am Honored and would like to Congratulate my fellow Artists in this group as well! I hope my art will bring the message; Welcome Home Prayer, Peace, Unity & Worldwide Freedom as we all Remember this 10th Year and Somber Anniversary of 9-11 and the Heros of that day. Least not forget all those who have given us our freedoms prior and are still serving now. May we all continue this prayer. Humble I am for those who voted for me and Honored to be in this group (-: Lei H Congratulations to my fellow artists as well (-: Lei H

The link to see all of our CURRENT Features in the “JUST for YOU Dedications Group” is : http://www.redbubble.com/groups/just-for-you

9-3-2011 This Art has is being Featured in Artist Universe and has been accepted to the Permanents Gallery; http://www.redbubble.com/groups/artists-univers...
Hi Mary & Everyone Here @ Artist Universe I Am HONORED to be Featured for this Art in our Group as well as receive a Perments Gallery Feature. I would also like to congratulate my Fellow Artists in this Amazing Group this week as well as we are paying such tribute for an emotional time in this world. In hopes that my art will bring; WELCOME HOME TO PRAYER, PEACE, UNITY AND WORLDWIDE FREEDOM to those who see it featured and the heartfelt message from the artist within me. Lei H

note 8-30-2011 for the Challenge; (Vertical Lines on Can/Vertical Angle of lines of Flag)
Dedicated to All those to Serve & Continue to do so!! God Bless all those who serve and have served.

Sept 11, 2011 will mark the 10th Year Anniversary since the most horrific even the world can remember in this United States of America on our soil … Acts of terrism plight countries worldwide and continue to do so. It is my prayer as I repost this Patriotic Welcome that the U.S.A. has always been the “Welcoming Country for Freedom and compassion”.

As this date comes forward we must come together in prayer, peace and untiy worldwide …

My message is "Let us “RING the 10th Anniversary as a WELCOME HOME TO PRAYER, PEACE, UNITY AND WORLDWIDE FREEDOM”.

So many, many were lost. Nothing can bring those back, the hurt the pain the anquish. But we can be thankful for what we have around us. Unite in Prayer, Peace and Unity, be thankful for the FREEDOM we have and those who have sacrificed so much. These things I pray … 2011 Lei H

This ART was Placed in THE TOP TEN in a Challenge in The Group Just for You Dedications; Let us see Your Red, White, Blue Challenge 2 July 2011
http://www.redbubble.com/groups/just-for-you/ch...

Thank You for Featuring This ART! Thank you to all those who voted for this one!!

This work has been featured at Redbubble.com Group; A Place to call home group.

Thank You for the Feature and God Bless Our Troops!

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I have been providing patriotic philanthropic photography for approximally 15 years. This is giving me an opportunity to give back to those who have served for us our freedom

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Comments

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    I love this, lei. It is very patriotic and well composed. xo

  • Hi Lori,
    Thanks for your comment. Everytime I see our flag I always take a moment. This was particularly nice because it said to me, “Welcome Home”. Have a great weekend. xox

    – leih2008

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

  • Hi Lori and Everyone @ A Place To Call Home Thank You for the “Feature” I am Thrilled!! This particular capture has such meaning to me due to a little extra thing I do trying to give back to our women and men who serve and have served. I can’t wait to share this with Ms. Wat. She will be thrilled as well.

    God Bless The USA and Everyone @ A Place To Call Home.

    Thank You For The Feature, XXXOOXX
    Lei Hedger
    La Mirada, CA USA

    – leih2008

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

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  • Hi Julie,
    You’re most welcome (-: This has been one of my favs for our Military Men and Women (-:
    Have a blessed weekend (-: xx

    – leih2008

  • Chelei
    Cheleiover 3 years ago

    Excellent work!
    “Please consider putting your images into the Just Fun Group – we are having a Memorial Day Challenge!

    Thank you
    Just Fun Group

  • Hi Chelei,
    Thank you for the wonderful comment on my work and welcoming of it to the group. Yes, I will add it to this Wonderful Group of Talented Artists! Thank You!!

    – leih2008

  • MissyD
    MissyDover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your wonderful feature from the hosts of the United Group! 29/05/11

  • Thrilled to have this art featured in time for Memorial Day! & Honored! Thank YOU!! Lei H

    – leih2008

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful tribute Leih, love the old watering can! take care, Linda

  • Hi Linda,
    Thank you for your kind comment. This is a lovely one and I print it up for some of our incoming soldiers with some pens I have custom made. They LOVE it!! (-: Lei H

    – leih2008

  • Baina Masquelier
    Baina Masquelierover 3 years ago

    Great capture! Congratulations with “Patriotic Welcome; Wat Garden, La Mirada, CA USA” and the features :-)))

  • Hi Baina,
    Thank you for the warm Congrats. I was so happy to be featured for this one. I do a lot of philantropic work for our military groups out here and so some of my art, simple is meaningful to me. Today, being Memorial Day this one really was cool to have featured here (-: Thanks! Lei H

    – leih2008

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • leih2008
    leih2008over 3 years ago

    It’s an honor to have this art Patriotic Welcome here @ The Best of RedBubble … Thank You for having us! We LOVE it Here!! Lei H

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    I agree, my nephew is in Afghanastan right now.

  • If he needs a care pkg just Bmail me his APOAE and we will send him one (-: and how many are in his troop; or my regular email is phscrystal@aol.com (-:

    – leih2008

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