Project Alicia : WW: Let Freedom Ring

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WW: Let Freedom Ring

The 4th was a fun filled day with all my favs- all American barbecue, root beer floats, poolside fun with friends, fireworks...
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But it was also a day to honor those who serve and protect our country both past and present... To remember all who sacrifice for our freedoms that I so often take for granted.
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This year as we donned our red, white and blue and watched the fireworks light up the sky, I was especially moved. The stars and stripes took on new meaning. And the patriotic lyrics touched my heart.

And the rockets' red glare, 
the bombs bursting in air, 
Gave proof through the night 
that our flag was still there.

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I would feel amiss if I didn't take this opportunity to publicly express my gratitude for this beautiful country I call home.

Thank you to all the service men and women who so willingly put their lives at risk. And to the families that send their loved ones into harms way time and time again... You are all heroes to me.

*The fireworks above were done by hubs and slightly tricky to capture. Texture was added for a more dramatic effect. 
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46 comments:

  1. Cool photos. Sounds like a great day!

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  2. Love, Love, Love everything about the last image...perfection!

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  3. love the fireworks picture :)

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  4. Couldn't agree more. Beautiful set of photos. The texture is so perfect!

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  5. Your post is such a beautiful tribute! Beautiful! :)

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  6. I don't really get to caught up in the whole Fourth of July premise. However, the post was well written and put together with the photos and all. Alicia, I have to say, you are a excellent photographer. I see a lot of your work on FB. Amazing! Keep it up! I am watching.

    Paul E. Butler

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  7. beautiful pictures Alicia...

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  8. Thanks for reminding me, yes, this is a wonderful land even though it's not my original home. I love living here.

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  9. Amazing photos, as always!

    Happy summer.

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  10. Love this post! And love the flying flag picture. Beautiful!

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  11. I have to agree with the others...that last picture rocks!

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  12. As an immigrant, I agree wholeheartedly with the appreciation for this country. I remember living in a socialist country, buying what we could, trading among neighbors. The US rocks!

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  13. I love that last photo of the flag. Very moving.

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  14. Beautiful flag picture! The first one is my favorite, but the second one is awesome too!

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  15. I feel the same way you do, Alicia. We are so lucky to have the dedicated service men and women we do to protect our freedom. You are right, their families need our prayers too.

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  16. Great shots!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  17. GORGEOUS SHOTS! Thanks for sharing and for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  18. I too love that photo of not-so-Lil man flying the flag.
    Love your American patriotism... it's very special.
    We Kiwis are less overt in our love of country...
    I admire how you americans really CELEBRATE your country
    xx

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  19. Great patriotic shots. I love the 3rd one!

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  20. absolutely beautiful shots!! as per usual! :)

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  21. Thank you for remembering. Too often are we so wrapped up in burgers and fireworks that we forget that freedom has a very high price. Beautifuly photos.

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  22. As always- gorgeous shots. What a beautiful tribute to our nation as well. I am also grateful for too many friends who are overseas ensuring our safety here at home.

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  23. In AWE of the beauty! LOVE the flag shots!!

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  24. Lovely images! Happy belated 4th of July.

    Mollyxxx

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  25. Beautiful. I really like the last one, it has wow factor. It is beautiful.

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  26. Truly amazing shots, mama! Just stunning!

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  27. Love the photo of your son running with the flag!

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  28. I love the one with the flag! Amazing!

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  29. I was very impressed with the first photo of the flag... but then I saw the one of your son running with it...
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    From a military family, THANK YOU for this post :)

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  30. That last picture is the dreamiest thing I've seen all week! I can almost smell the BBQ, the grass and the coming fireworks.

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  31. Very cool Lish- looks like it was a great holiday.

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  32. The flag shot is so cool looking!

    Have a great WW!
    POSH

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  33. Beautiful photos! Happy Fourth and Happy Wednesday!

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  34. These are beautiful! Love the added texture of course!

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  35. Fantastic pics!! Gorgeous!! Stopping by from the hop and am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !
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  36. Beautiful pictures! May our Independence Day be always upheld as such, and may God Bless America!

    Thanks so much for sharing. This post really made my day.

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

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  37. What a beautiful post! It really is way too easy to take our lifestyle and freedoms for granted.

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  38. I can't tell you how much I love these photos. It expresses my sentiments towards our country as well. I pinned a few on Pinterest!

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  39. Stunning photos Alicia! These are just gorgeous and such a lovely tribute.

    God bless!

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