Leading Up to Memorial Day: Part IV

Charging the Bluff

An Army Corporal reenactor charges the enemy positions with rifle blazing.

While photographing the D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH, I had been trying all day to capture a photo showing the muzzle flash from a rifle.  With literally hundreds of opportunities, shooting in continuous mode, this was the only shot of the day in which I captured the flash!

Now, as the holiday weekend is just about here, I wanted to move into the reason for the holiday, to honor Americans who have died in all wars.  The following 2 photos help to remind us of that pledge.

Marine Trumpeter

A Marine Corp trumpeter plays during the "Take Pride In America Festival.

Final Resting Place

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary, Point Loma, CA

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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