This year I did some extra reflecting on Memorial Day. Fortunately, I have not lost anybody close to me in battle. I have family and friends who have served, or who continue to serve, that by the grace of God have all returned safely. While I understand the sacrifice made by many, I don't think I was ever able to fully comprehend or appreciate it. Then, yesterday at the beginning of our church service, our pastor said something that changed that. He said, the sacrifice made by so many men and women in the armed forces is not unlike the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ who gave his life so that we may have ours. That message really put this Memorial Day into perspective for me. I know not everyone shares the same beliefs that I do, but hopefully we can all realize how powerful that is. That someone else is willing to put their life on the line for each and every one of us.
So, again and over again, thank you to all who have served and who serve today, and to the families of those who have laid their lives on the line for our freedoms.
Now lets talk about the car show. First off, the weather this year was worse than last year, with a grey overcast and constant drizzle. The cars were wet, and the crowds were few. I set out early and alone this year since we were heading to the Mariners game in the afternoon. The car showing was actually better than I expected for the weather. Many of the cars from last year were there, but I saw were quite a few that were new. Me and my camera got completely soaked during the hour and half I was out shooting, but the Sony NEX held up fine. I didn't take the wide angle with me, since there was no way I was going to be swapping lenses in that weather, so I missed out on some creative shots that could have been had. All in all though, a good day.