Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Photography Challenge: 'F' - Fallen but not Forgotten

We don't get to complain about how cold the floor was when we got out of bed this morning, but we do get to thank a veteran for the hell they went through in some foreign country to defend our freedoms. 

Fallen but not Forgotten Black Hills National Cemetery Sturgis SD by Dakota Visions Photography LLC


We don't get to complain that we had to get up early this morning to get the kids ready to take to church, but we do get to remember those who gave their lives for our religious freedom. 

Fallen but not Forgotten Black Hills National Cemetery Sturgis SD by Dakota Visions Photography LLC


We don't get to complain about how heavy the traffic was on the way to the restaurant this evening, but we do get to drive from place to place without having to stop at armed checkpoints because of our men and women in uniform. 

Fallen but not Forgotten Black Hills National Cemetery Sturgis SD by Dakota Visions Photography LLC


We don't get to complain that we have to go to work tomorrow morning, but we do get to choose the career we want because our freedoms have been fought for and paid for in blood. 

Fallen but not Forgotten Black Hills National Cemetery Sturgis SD by Dakota Visions Photography LLC


The men and women in the Black Hills National Cemetery have fought for our freedoms, defended our rights, and have died to keep this country free.  They have fallen, but they will not be forgotten.

What did we learn in this week's photography challenge?  That each photograph has a voice.  Use that voice to raise money for a charity, scream at injustice, chant for change, or speak in civilized protest.  But do not let those photographs fall silent. 

We can change the world, one photograph at a time.  Speak and be heard.  For the fallen in these photographs have paid the ultimate price to defend your freedom.  Don't let the fallen be forgotten.

Share your photographs of change in the comments below.  Leave a link to your photograph on Flickr, Picasa, or in a web gallery.  Share this article, pass it on, and give your photographs a voice.  We'll see you behind the lens...