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Old Soldiers: 1913

Old Soldiers: 1913

July 1913. "Gettysburg reunion: Veterans of the G.A.R. and of the Confederacy, at the Encampment." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

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Service that never ends

When someone is a veteran of a bloody battle on the order of Gettysburg, his service is never really over because he then has to live with the memories of it for the rest of his life. The gratitude and support of others is extremely important.

This old gentleman reminds me of the late stuntman and actor Richard Farnsworth. I wish we knew more about him!

There are no words

No words strong enough to thank all the men and women throughout all the wars that have sacrificed their lives so we can live the life we have. I love my Country and my American flag so much but there are other mothers, fathers, family members from other countries grieving for their lost children. Sorry, didn't mean to do a commentary - just my heartfelt thanks!!! (Especially to my VVW husband and my Army Chaplain son from Iraq!

Okay, done, now. I might write a book if I don't stop!

In this case, Confederate

As indicated by the grey coat and hat, official uniform of the United Confederate Veterans. And the Virginia delegate badge is another giveaway.

Happy Veterans Day!

Charge

I suppose it's very possible this CSA vet was one of the Pickett's Charge survivors. I know you can work magic with your image enhancing equipment, Dave. Is it good enough to help us see what the old gent is writing?

[A letter! - Dave]

Lest We Forget

Our thanks to all who've taken on the challenge of serving. We do owe so much to so many.

Living History

Can you just imagine what stories you'd hear if you pulled up a chair right next to him?

Thank you veterans. We owe you so much!

Thanks Dave

A very moving photograph,
A Cold War GI.

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