A Gift From Our Grandfathers

This landed in my email box this morning. I have to say, it grabbed me in the heart. I don’t know why I’m such a sap when it comes to this country and things like this really get to me, but they do.

Taken in 1918, this picture is of 18,000 soldiers at Camp Dodge, Iowa . A gift from our grandfathers.

9 thoughts on “A Gift From Our Grandfathers

  1. I posted this on my “old” blog a while ago. I think you like it most cuz it was taken in Iowa. πŸ˜€

    I did notice the Iowa thing and thought of you – but I think other things may have been motivating me. πŸ˜‰


  2. Wow, that looks awesome.
    Look at the folds of her robe. Amazing.

    i know i sometimes feel disappointed with how some things are in America,
    but i will always, always respect, pray for and support those who serve in the military.
    It is something i could not do myself and i admire those who are willing.

    I noticed the detal too. Isn’t it amazing – I mean I could never get people to stand that way so it would come out right. And yes, we love our troops. Bless them all.


  3. Not sappy one iota considering our state of affairs. This picture is truly awesome. Our freedom is a gift, and for that I’m so thankful. Great post Annie.

    Morning, Bella! LOL – everytime I see the name lumpy it makes me think of the three stooges or a bad bed. πŸ˜‰

    Yeah, the pic is really awesome, just like our troops.


  4. I got this pic too awhile ago and it did the same to me. It is sad that a lot of Americans don’t have the feelings toward our country as our ancestors.Then again, how many schools etc: do the pledge of allegiance anymore? How many are taught our history? Sad state of affairs that we have before us.

    Thanks for the wonderful post WC.
    Hugs to ya!

    Hey Ange,
    It is sad that a lot of Americans don’t have the feelings toward our country as our ancestors.
    I wonder if that’s really true or if it’s just a bill of goods being sold to us. The media as well as many others seem to like to play the role of the puppet masters – and seem bent on selling us a view of the world that I think belongs to them but not so much to the rest of us.

    If you watch the news you’ll begin to think that the world is going to hell in a handbasket – without any effort at all. Yet, when I get out among normal people that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Mostly I see people being kind and looking out for one another and wishing the best for others. It seems like that those with the loudest voices get most of the attention and then we start to think that they somehow speak for the rest of us when they don’t.

    At least, that’s what I’d like to believe. You know?



  5. That is truly awesome! I have never seen it before, but it sure looks authentic. Thanks for posting it!

    Hey Lolly,
    Yeah, I thought it was pretty far out myself. Amazing what art people can create, isn’t it?


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