One Day Early – #1LinerWeds

So many of the pictures I share during the year are taken in Windsor Locks Veterans Memorial Park. Maddie and I walk over to the park, and we usually walk down to the actual memorial. From there we wander around, but not before snapping a picture of the flag.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in the United States. Some other countries celebrate Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. All of these days mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Major hostilities in that war came to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Veterans Day in the US now honors all veterans. That’s why I chose to share the message on the plaque at the memorial as my one-liner today.

“This park is dedicated to all the veterans of Windsor Locks in recognition of their service to our country while in the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Veterans Memorial – Windsor Locks, CT

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

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    • The Editor informed me of the name. I need to add that to indicate that it was my error – in case that matters. Thanks for telling me. I do appreciate when people help me identify plants and birds/

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  1. Wow! A feast of nature at its best today. Love the shadows of the leaves. I guess that one leaf has paid in advance for his spot in the fence! Maddie’s coat looks great inside-out!

    Old Glory looking proud flying her colors. She has quite a history, doesn’t she? Something about seeing a flag displayed always puts me at the brim of a tear. God bless our veterans and all those who serve today.
    Ginger 🇺🇸

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  2. Wonderful one-liner and beautiful post, Dan. All days are perfect for saying “Thank you” to our courageous men and women who serve or have served on our behalf. 💗

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  3. Great pics! We have many vets in my family including myself and my husband, my dad, and many of my uncles were. That’s why I’m trying so hard to get him his benefits, but the elder lawyer we spoke with yesterday is pro-Medicaid. Once Dad is settled in his new place, we will hash the rest out with someone, the lawyer or Medicare and the VA. The colors here are changing a little, but our grass is also still green due to the warm temps lately.

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    • We’ve been walking at the point where the sun casts interesting shadows off the leaves. Maddie sniffs, I pick a few to capture. It may be over, they collected all the leaves yesterday and there are only a few left to fall.

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  4. The disappointment in our weather people’s voices was so evident yesterday as heavy rain is predicted tomorrow for all the Veteran’s Day events. The ‘Mother and Child’ photo is great! Between pine cones photos, leaves in fences and leaves that look like something else, you could have quite the photo series, Dan!

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    • Thanks Lois. I’m glad people like seeing these things that I find. I’m often a little hesitant to post them, so I appreciate the response. I’m sorry that you will likely have rain. Then again, how often are the weatherfolk right? In any case, I hope you’re having a good week.

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    • Thanks Manja. Unlike Fonzi, Maddie isn’t very friendly, and I would never let her off her leash. She does enjoy our walks, and she often picks the route we take. I tried turning her one way today, and she pulled in the other direction. When I let her lead, she was so happy.

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  5. Hi Dan – love the long shadows … but it’s always interesting to see the Park and yes tomorrow is an important day for the world – enjoy your walks in the Fall season. Cheers Hilary

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    • Thanks Hilary. Tomorrow is an important day. I only wish, at least in this country, we were more true to the ideals those people fought for. I thnk Maddie has finally figured out when I am trying to take a picture of our shadows. She tends to stand still.

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  6. A beautiful tribute, Dan. Lincoln, NE has a wonderful Veteran’s Park connected to their larger park. They even have a pavilion for outdoor performances. I think I may have posted about it awhile back. All the photos are wonderful but the leaf caught in the fence is stunning.

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  7. We have entered the season of long shadows. Even the leaves short and tumbled on the ground have long distorting shadows. I am going to skip the metaphor of how time distorts our perception of war and its tragic events. And just say let us not forget the efforts of our Veterans who preserved our country through that dangerous period.

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  8. Love the colors, leaves, and they look a lot better than anything I have to look at on my trip to the mail.  Lovely spreading colorful sidewalk bushes are now all topped with grey after last freeze.

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  9. We will be celebrating Remembrance Day in Canada tomorrow. I am wearing a poppy and reciting the poem “In Flanders Field”. My father was a WWII veteran. He was a young farm boy when he enlisted. He told me that he heard his mother play a hymn on the piano as he walked down dirt road to the highway. We cannot forget! That you for this post!!!

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  10. Thank you for remembering the veterans – those who fought in wars, like my dad, and those who were ready to go. Your colors are especially vibrant in these photos. I love the mother and child leaf shadows.

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