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Soldiers and Flags


These photos I took at the 2017 Torrance Armed Forces Day parade.

I haven’t been to too many such parades so far, but there’s nothing so encouraging to the patriotic spirit (except maybe a fireworks show) as one of these!

The first few photos show a swearing-in of hundreds of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard cadets.

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IMG_1944IMG_1946IMG_1956IMG_1961IMG_1958IMG_1963IMG_1966These next few tanks and trucks are ones really used by the military today. The announcer mentioned, “If you’re in one of these, you WILL survive, no matter what’s going on around you!”
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With dress swords!

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IMG_2059IMG_2060IMG_2061IMG_2063These kids are from St. Catherine’s Academy in Anaheim, CA, and are the youngest to be associated with the military.
IMG_2068IMG_2070There were even a few historical reenactors! Revolutionary War here.
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Some pieces were on display for a closer look!

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Looking up through a big gun from inside the truck!

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God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand,
Through storm and night;
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave,
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.

For her our prayers shall rise
To God, above the skies;
On Him we wait;
Thou Who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State.

-“God Bless Our Native Land”

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From church this morning šŸ™‚

Rio Recap


Just a few great moments from America’s stellar and record-breaking performancesĀ  at the 2016 Rio Olympics. All photos are from Getty Images.

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.
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Katie Ledecky is making a name for herself as a world record setter and breaker, and won more medals than any other woman at the Rio Games.
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Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold in Olympic swimming, with a win in the 100 meter.
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Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kochian, and Gabby Douglas soared to worldwide attention and victory in women’s gymnastics.
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The American men’s and women’s teams won both 4 x 400 meter track & field relays, with English Gardener and Tori Bowie starring.
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Ashton Eaton became best all around athlete by winning the decathlon.
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America ended up with the most medals, 121: 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze.

Valley Forge, PA


Photos from a family trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

   

 Imagine the Patriot army living in these huts through weeks of bitter winter.   
   
We are blessed to have the heritage of courage, sacrifice and liberty that we do in the USA, and we remember and thank God for those who gave so we could have it. May we cherish and protect what they fought for. 

Literary picture quotes #5: Resurrection


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Blessed Resurrection Day!

Literary Picture Quotes #4: Narnia and the Stable


A season-appropriate quote from the land of Narnia. The Baby born in that stable changed everything! Merry Christmas! 

Literary Picture Quotes #3: Monte Cristo


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The Count of Monte Cristo provides an insight he’s experienced.

Animals in their natural habitats


Here’s a post I did on a visit to the Natural History Museum a few weeks back. It was so neat to see the animals as they lived with no human interference. Just them in the places God provided for them.

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A trip to the Natural History Museum!
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What I liked best was the dioramas, with realistic life-sized animals before a painted background of their habitat. These are North American Mammals.

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That is actually a live Emperor Scorpion :O
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Now, the Hall of African Mammals.
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And last, a few gems (literally šŸ˜‰ ) from the Gem and Mineral section of the museum.
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This is a mammoth from the nearby Tar Pits museum.
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And a family of Saber-toothed Tigers, from the same place.
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Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.
~ Genesis 1:31a ~

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“liberty: because”


Why do we have Liberty?

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Victory


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For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,Ā and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
~ 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ~

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