Memorial day is almost upon and I have decided to make this photo post to honor all those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I hope this post can be a reminder that memorial day is not about the day off and BBQ. It is about A very real Sacrifice.
All gave some, some gave all. May they all RIP.
peashooter85: German soldier firing a French MAS-36 rifle, World War II. After the Fall of France in 1940, German forces captured many French MAS-36 rifles with ammunition. In an age when nothing goes to waste, these rifles were renamed the Gewehr 242(f) and pressed into service for the Germany Army. Most were issued to the Volksturm, units of home-guard militia recruited from old men and children.
reichsmarschall: Eichenlaubträger Oberst von d. Goltz, Kommandeur eines Gebirgjägerregimenter, Führer des Unternehmens, begrüßt den Chef der Panzerschwadron der ihm die Panzer und Sturmgeschütze marschbereit meldet.
“Do I get stress headaches at work? Yes, definitely. From the moment I get in, it’s “Denise we need this! Denise we need that!” Which is stressful… ‘cause my name is Linda. Denise is the other black woman that works here. By 10am, someone in the copy room makes a joke about Kobe Bryant, and everyone looks at me to make sure it’s ok. And I smile like it’s ok. But really, my head and neck are starting to throb. Then I spend the rest of my afternoon training my interns, and answering their questions, like, “Yes, black people use shampoo”, and, “No, I don’t know any good reggae clubs around here”, and, “Yes, Condoleezza Rice is very articulate, why do you sound so surprised?” And, “No, I can’t tell you where to buy weed!” And that’s when I reach for Excedrin.”
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