Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's not about the fireworks...

I've always enjoyed taking my photographs and setting them to music for special occasions and memorials, but since it can be quite time consuming to get the music and the photos to sync just right, I don't do this very often anymore.  The video below is one I put together in 2009 featuring photos from Farmington, NM  2009 fireworks display as well as photos I took during a 2003 visit to Washington, D.C. where I was also able to view their magnificent fireworks display on July 4th.  The flag and sniper photos were taken at a G.W. Bush Rally in 2004.

The music is by Billy Ray Cyrus from his Some Gave All album, which I make absolutely no claims to or take credit for!

Yes, there are photos of firework displays in this video, but today really isn't about fireworks. It's about celebrating our independence as a great nation, it's about having freedom and the liberties we enjoy that come with that freedom- none of which was without a great price.

As you celebrate this Independence Day with family and friends, with fireworks and picnics where the potato salad is looking iffy, I hope you'll take a few quiet moments to remember our troops who have and still are fighting for the freedoms that we so often take for granted.

Enjoy and have a safe and Happy Independence Day!

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