Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On Wings of Eagles

It's Veterans Day in the US, the annual holiday honoring the nation's veterans. It originally began as Armistice Day to honor the end of World War I and its veterans. President Woodrow Wilson called it "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace." In the 1950s, the observance was changed to honor veterans of all wars and was renamed Veterans Day.

Unfortunately, it looks like the cause of world peace has taken a beating over the decades.

This macro shot of the stylized Art Deco eagles on the doors of the downtown post office is my offering to all the veterans out there.

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Beautiful choice for today.

marley said...

Great shot for today.

Leedra said...

Great Veterans Day tribute.

Hope said...

A wonderful photo for our Veterans! Did you get to watch the parade today?

Hope in Knoxville

Hilda said...

Love that eagle! Lovely tribute.

May world peace be something that we can experience in our lifetime…

babooshka said...

Blogland was in unison for a time today with the posts on a single theme. Nicely done.