All Gave Some…Some Gave All

I realize that wars are necessary sometimes. However it now seems that we are engaged in forever wars and the military industrial complex prefers to have conditions of permanent warfare, something I do not support. However the people that do battle for our country deserve nothing less that our full support and respect.

Memorial Day is a day when we pay tribute to all that went to battle on our behalf. Thanks for your service and to the families that have lost loved ones, thanks for your sacrifice.

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West Point

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All Gave Some…Some Gave All

Time to pause this weekend and remember why some of you workers of the world get a day off tomorrow. Time to acknowledge that we are free because of the valor of some and to offer our thanks for their service. We all benefit from those who serve and even though we may not agree with the whole concept of war and the politics that create it. Although our country has made a lot of mistakes we still appreciate those who protect us and honor their sacrifice..

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The Chapel at The United States Military Academy

The Chapel at The United States Military Academy

The Chapel at West Point

We toured West Point this week and it was very impressive and informative. This is the interior of the Cadet Chapel. The building was beautiful and well cared for and you can just imagine a service with “The Long Grey Line” in attendance. You have no doubt from seeing the organization of the prayer books that this is a military chapel.

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The Cadet Chapel

The Chapel at Versailles

Versailles is wonderful on so many levels. The park is beautiful and completely free. You can wander the gardens and see the buildings and palace from various points of view. The park has many recreational features. However, at least once you must tour the domain of the Sun King. There is so much beauty and wonderful art inside the castle. The floors and ceilings themselves are works of art. One of my favorite spots is the chapel on the first floor near the entrance. You can purchase a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.

The Chapel at Versailles