Tuesday, September 14, 2010

9/11/2010..A Sight Not Expected {Arizona Event Photographer}

A random stop proved to be an emotional one. 

As Approx. 4000 flags were flying this weekend at the Tempe Beach Park,  3000 honored the victims of 9/11 and an additional 1000 had yellow ribbons tied around them to honor the solders that have perished in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The boots at the base of some of the flags were donated by soldiers or their families in memory of the troops that died in the 9/11 attacks.

 If you missed this event over the weekend, you might want to put it on your calendar for next year. It's an experience I won't forget.

It was terribly quiet that day...only the planes engines from above were to be heard.

This gentleman (FBI) volunteer fire fighter noticed smoke billowing from the Trade Center that morning. 
He phoned his wife to alert her something was wrong.
That was the last she heard from him.

These boots donated by Luke Air Force Base, Az.

A mother stood and explained to her babies (maybe 4&5yrs old) why there was a teddy bear at this flag.
She told them this little angel was only two years old.

God Bless America is RIGHT!
I'm proud to be an American!
Thank you to all the men and women who serve.


  1. I am your newest follower!
    Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
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  2. I saw your post on blogfrog! I just followed! I am a photographer & wow these photos are stunning! my hubby was in the military & i always think of and pray for the 9/11 victims.


  3. Awwwwwee! You're the sweetest! What a compliment from a fellow photographer! Thanks:)

    Love your name.....BlessedNest...sooo cute :)

  4. Great photos, my nephew just deployed last week for Afghanistan and photos like this have so much more meaning now. Looking at photos gives me a whole new way to look at everything around me and figure out how to shoot it. Now, if I could just find more time to go and do it!

  5. OOOOOOOOOOO, the time...the time...the time..... what the heck is that? lol

    Picture this:

    I'm THAT gal in the shower, doing laundry, washing the dishes, and bathing the cat. While taking pictures...hahah

    MULTI-tasking. lol
    I can't wait to follow you as well!

  6. Thanks for becoming a fan! These are fantastic photos. You have a great eye!

  7. Thanks, Christina! :) Such a compliment!


    Shauna......why.....I'm so flattered! I just can't imagine why your friend there is pulling his hair out? hahah



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