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This was taken at the cemetery at the Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls, Montana (USA). I didn’t notice the single rose until I got home and loaded the picture onto my computer.

This photograph is dedicated to all those who have gone before us. Both those who have fallen in the service of our country, and those who have served and passed on later in life. We thank you for your sacrifice!

A special salute to:

My grandfather’s grandfather, 1st Sergeant Orange G. Emerson, Company H, U.S. Volunteers 2nd Sharp Shooter Regiment, 1861 – 1865 (American Civil War).

My grandfather’s great-uncle, Gary H. Emerson (brother of Orange G.), Company H, U.S. Volunteers 2nd Sharp Shooter Regiment (American Civil War).

My grandmother’s brother, Cedric Hilliker, who died in The Death March of Bataan, Philippines in 1942 (World War II).

My mother’s father, Lieutenant Bernard R. Coyle, bomber pilot in the Black Cat squadron, pacific theater (World War II).

My father’s brother, Sergeant Charles Emerson (Viet Nam).
(Retired)

My brother, Spc. David C. Emerson, 1st Cavalry Division, Combat Aviation Brigade, “Warrior”, 615th Aviation Support Battalion, “Cold Steel”, who is currently stationed in Iraq.

- Shaun -

708 views and 40 favorites, as of 12/28/10.

Photo is straight from the camera.
Make: NIKON
Model: COOLPIX P80
Shutter Speed: 10/2714 second
Aperture: F/5.6
Focal Length: 84 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Taken: May 25, 2009, 8:43:33 PM

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Used as the Avatar for the All about the Poppy and Armistice Day challenge held by The Compact Group.

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FIRST PLACE WINNER in the Beautiful Graves challenge in the Mysteries of the Past and Present group!
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the In Honor of challenge in the A Place to Call Home Group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Flags Flying challenge in the Preserving History group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Visually Superb Image challenge in the Superbly Visual group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the All in a Row: Queue challenge in the United States Challenges group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Memorial Day challenge in the Live and Let Live group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Cemeteries Etc. challenge in the Everything Ends group.
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the Memorial Day in Your Community challenge, hosted by the Communities group.
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the Honor Our Veterans challenge in the Along the Rural Road group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Honoring Our Heroes challenge in The Best of RedBubble group.
5/30/11 – TOP TEN WINNER in the Memorial Day challenge in the Just Fun group.

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in loving memory, memorial day, military graveyards, patriotism, roca mia design, shaun emerson, united states flags, veterans cemetery, ftrd2010, ftrd2011

Comments

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    very dramatic image,excellent rendering

  • Thanks!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Sandi Murdock
    Sandi Murdockover 4 years ago

    The lighting is perfect in this shot. There’s such a warmth and vibrance captured here; the rose is icing on the cake! Great job!

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    so perfectly beautiful.. a story unfolds here….. people loving one another …….. amazing capture of the suns warmth. and of the flags and tombs and that rose….poignant.

  • Thank you Isa!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Mike Griffiths
    Mike Griffithsover 4 years ago

    This is fantastic! I love this so much

  • Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    This is beautifully taken, love the light and shadows a real sense of peace

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Whitney Jacobs
    Whitney Jacobsover 4 years ago

    nicely done! love the lighting

  • Thank you Whitney! How has Billings been lately? Are you still getting snow storms like we are here?

    – rocamiadesign

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Thanks!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    You have quite a family history Shaun. Good luck in the challenge with this image!

  • Thank you, Trish!

    – rocamiadesign

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmheover 4 years ago

    this is so poignant..beautiful and very sad

  • Thank you James!

    – rocamiadesign

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

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