What an amazing weekend - darn I didn't bring a disk to down load photos - will do it tomorrow. Thirteen survivors, 20 plus wounded warriors, 6200 marchers, 1000 plus volunteers, lots of heart, love, respect and patriotism. Nuff Said
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Registration is closed - total participation in the 2014 Bataan Memorial Death March is 6210. Thirteen Survivors are scheduled to attend. There are 42 Wounded Warrior personnel among the participants. The single-most patriotic event I've ever been involved with. Whether you participate as a marcher or as a volunteer - or spectator - you are changed forever.
Many events scheduled - Saturday - history seminar put on by the New Mexico State University ROTC is educational, Interviews with Survivors is a chance to touch the hand of history. The documentary "Forgotten Soldiers" will be shown at the theater in the evening.
Opening ceremony starts at 6:35 am on Sunday. Meet the Survivors, National Anthem sung by the Alamogordo High School Choir - the ceremony is moving... I am brought to tears every year.
One of my southwest tiles. The tiles come from the roof of St Joseph Apache Mission in Mescalero, New Mexico. The tiles were removed from the roof during a portion of the restoration project and I was fortunate to get a few. I donate $5.00 back to the restoration fund for every tile sold. So fortunate to have this great old mission in my backyard. The quail was designed by Pam Holland for the Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts and adapted by me for the tiles.
Shadows along a dune at White Sands National Monument. Every changing the dunes offer the photographer exciting opportunities.
Buddy Pam headed out to exercise the cameras. What a wonderful day as we climbed the highest dune to watch the sunset. Shadows along the dunes changed as the sun hid behind the Organ Mountains. Skies changed from blue to gray to gold then pink. Shadows along the dunes elongated and our cameras clicked away.
How lucky are we!