Saturday, July 04, 2009

Iron Patriotism

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I was all set to post a picture of the John Adams statue today until I stopped by the constuction site of the new Quincy high school wing and saw this iron worker. As he was erecting the steel I-beams, 50 feet off the ground, I saw him stop to unsnag our country's flag from the block and tackle that hoisted the I-beams. I was touched by this show of respect while working and thought here's a man who doesn't take anything for granted. What an unexpected show of patriotism.

Happy Birthday to our country this 4th of July!

14 comments:

Alina said...

I cried just a little reading this. Thank you

brattcat said...

Outstanding shot, outstanding post. Thank you.

The Redhead Riter said...

Happy 4th of July!

cieldequimper said...

Happy 4th of July!

marley said...

Very patriotic. Enjoy your day :)

Jacob said...

Very, very nice, Slim! Excellent photo, too!

Happy 4th to you and yours!

Trojan Gayle said...

Just stopping by to wish you Happy July 4th From London!

Lady P said...

I love the serendipity of life that living through the lens of a camera can make you so much more aware of- touching
lovely

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hope your enjoying the 4th of July celebrations! I enjoyed this post. ;-)

Steffe said...

Nice photo for the celebrations.

ann daly said...

TEARS of JOY came to me as I read & viewed your AWESOME photograph....you are VERY GIFTED!!!!!!!!! :o)

The Lone Beader said...

Awesome photo!

HS Mom of 4 said...

I was very touched by the photo and posting. Thank you for sharing.

nyght said...

its really nice shot with the flag.i always raise the flag on top.

john

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