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Honoring All That Served by VisualPoetress Honoring All That Served by VisualPoetress
Veterans Day (November 11th) in the United States, it is the observance that helps preserve the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

In my family it is a family tradition to join the military, my great grandfather, grandpa, father, sister, brother, "ME" and my son served in Iraq and Afghanistan. My daughter is in the Army soon will be serving in Afghanistan.

I was in the Army from 1982-1988, I spent 3 years in Ludwigsburg & Stuttgart, Germany and 3 years in Louisiana. I went in as a Cryptological Technician so that is where my "computer geekdom" really started.

Note: This is simply to honor our veterans (fallen, past and present), do NOT make this a political debate. Please support our troops and veterans!

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Both the flag and the military members are photos of mine that I took during a 4th of July parade.
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KDSFMEDIC Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Great picture, is it copy righted? I'm on the board of directors of American Military Family, a charity foundation that supports veterans and we might want to use it for our logo honoring those that served.
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015   Digital Artist
It is not copyrighted, the flag was from the parade and the service people are from Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, WA I think in that picture it might be hard to identify the people in it.  I would love to see your logo when you are done :)
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1craftygrrl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
This is a great picture. May I use it in a powerpoint (with attribution of course) about the Joining Forces Initiative, to illustrate veterans, to a nursing educational group?
Thank you
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Sure
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I'd fav this again if I could my friend but I shall give praise to those who served--All gave some, some gave all.

I thank you for your service, Michelle and all those who serve or have served :salute:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you hun :)
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Lauraest Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Very beautiful, Michelle :iconlovesplz:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you sweetie :)
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Lauraest Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
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mac1whit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I chose this visual in memory of so many ~~~ especially from my family, whom I shared good memories with and will always, always continue to hold dear !
I was fortunate to live surrounded by military personnel when growing up, to experience Scouting with excellent people, as well as learn furniture refinishing from a Colonel (!) ;-) and later, to work with those who had military training through Regional Center system in Southern California, where we could assist those with Developmental Disabilities and focus on keeping families together. Many on my caseload assignments from March Air Force Base... I have been blessed from the interactions and from those opportunities to assist, honor and respect personal objectives of those living with disabilities. Blessed, too, from learning about logistics in this country!
May the honoring return once again ~~~and even stronger~~~ for individual choices and freedoms, ensuring the best quality of life on earth and enabling ALL to bring glory to God. MCW //
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I am glad you like it ;)
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Mrhit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
My daughter, Elizabeth, is 13 and recording an original song for our veterans. It's simply called, "Dear Veterans." Do you mind if we use your photography/artwork in her video? We plan to put it on YouTube and social media networks. It's a heart-warming and song from the heart of a young lady who loves her nation very much. Please let me know, my email address is drsams@gmail.com. We are putting together the video as I write this, so you immediate attention is much appreciated. Thank you, David Sams (PS: when emailing me, could you please identify yourself and give me a digital copy of the photography/artwork for our reference? We are requesting a handful of different images and I just want to make sure that we have the correct photo with the correct owner. Thank You).
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure that would be fine.
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fdmhome Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
What a beautiful photograph! We are a Mortgage company working on starting a program to train and hire Veterans in the mortgage industry. I have a slideshow on my homepage and was wondering if I could use this graphic for the program. Our existing site is at www.fdmhome.com. The new website is still in the process of being built so I cannot provide any view for you now. Please let me know if I can use the picture.
Thank you

Maria Datta
Fidelity Direct Mortgage
contact@fdmhome.com
1-866-527-8052
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure that would be fine ;)
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gmat43 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This is a beautiful photo. I am a attorney who handles many Veterans legal matters in Michigan. We are having a free Veterans "Ask the Lawyer" day in October 2012, to sit down and answer legal questions for Veterans and their families. Our budget doesn't allow us to purchase art for our advertising, I was wondering if you would allow us to use this photo in our flyer. Can you please let me know? Thank you.

Glenn Matecun
Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC
gmatecun@mtolaw.com
(517) 548-7400
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure you may, since both the pictures to make this were mine. I would love to see your flyer when you are done :)
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
great job :D
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you ;)
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vampireknightfan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Writer
That is so true Michelle! Support the troops!
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faegatekeeper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
It is great you got out there to show your patriotic colors. Thank you for showing your true spirit of pride for us all.
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Miarath Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010   General Artist
Very well-done. :nod: Wish all the best for all these families and all.
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Me too, it is a hard life being a military spouse and member, I was both at one time.
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Miarath Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   General Artist
I guess it must be pretty bad to deal with all this uncertainty and all, too. :nod: :huggle: Not knowing is one of the worst things in life, I think.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
:salute:
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fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Lovely! :heart:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
You're very welcome! :blowkiss:
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Jasman71 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
November 11th here is always Remberance Day, though the actual service at the Cenotaph in London usually falls on the Sunday nearest to this date.. It is also the day I was born on so in more than one way it has always been an importnat day to me. The (ever-decreasing) vets from WW2-on all march past in their finest, and it is always wonderful to see.. These days the fear is these numbers will be made up or even overtaken by Gulf/Afghanistan vets or their loved ones.. Anyway, always an important date for an importnat reason. Good work :clap:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you dear :hug:
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NigNag Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
What a tribute to our troops. Well done.
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well Done..thank-you for your families service!!! :salute:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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evilpixie71 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Beautiful work, my dear! I, too, proudly come from a full line of military men and women on both sides of my family. Unfortunately, for health reasons, I was not able to enlist.

Thank you for creating and sharing this with us, Hon! :flagus: :D
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks sweetie :) I am glad you like it :)
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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome job. :salute:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you dear :)
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coyotepam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Beautiful sweetie. Hugs...Pam:iconfloatingheartplz:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks honey :)
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coyotepam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
You're welcome sweetie. Love and Hugs...Pam:iconfloatingheartplz:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
It's a wonderful tribute! Are you still a Cryptological Technician?

Is there any such thing as an unbreakable code? I'm reading Dan Brown's Digital Fortress at the moment.
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009   Digital Artist
Nope I went into the computer field though, when I got out those jobs were specifically military so I had to find something else semi-related.
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focallength Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Nicely done, Michelle.
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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focallength Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
You're welcome. :hug:
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mssbehave Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
God bless our Troops and their families:hug:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Amen !! they so definitely need it !!
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner May 25, 2009   Digital Artist
I am glad :)
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