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Nov 11, 2012, 12:36:17 PM
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Arlington National Ceremony
Arlington, VA
November 11th, 2012
Canon 5D MkII

Chief Master-at-Arms John S. Stokes was awarded the Medal of Honor when serving on board the U.S.S. New York off the coast of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant conduct, Stokes jumped overboard and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, watertender.

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. In 1990, Congress designated March 25th annually as "National Medal of Honor Day".


Amazing how love of one's 'brother' can drive us to put ourselves in danger in the hopes of keeping one another alive.


2012 Kristina Truluck
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
:flagus:
:salute:
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great angle ... depth of field well adjusted .. excellent ... the only thing I would say is to get rid of the blue color of an object that is far away, it is distracting from the main subject ...
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!

Guess I spent so much time staring at everything else, I completely skipped over that. 
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome
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DuncanJBerry Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot! My mother and father in law are buried in ANC. My father in law served in both Korea and Vietnam. 
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Arlington is such an incredible place! There are no words to explain how grateful I am to past, present, and future soldier for defending our home country, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice! May that man R.I.P. and live on *salutes*
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been sent to SEAL of Honor.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Photographer
:glomp:
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Nice shot :3
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning photo!
The angle and concept are both very original, and the focus is done in a very interesting way! I like how you blurred out the background. :D

All i'd suggest is to focus the gravestones around it just a touch more to give it a sense of depth. I think it seems just a touch shallow, since only one gravestone is in focus.
And I'm not saying to focus on them a lot, just a little to make them stand out more against the ones behind them.
But overall, this is a gorgeous piece! Keep up the amazing work!
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