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Monday, May 28, 2007 Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2007 -

    Veterans and active soldiers unfurled a 90-by-100-foot U.S. flag as the nation's top commander in the Middle East spoke to a Memorial Day crowd gathered in Central Park on Monday.

    Navy Adm. William Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command, said America should remember those whom the holiday honors. "Their sacrifice has enabled us to enjoy the things that we, I think in many cases, take for granted," Fallon said.

    Across the nation, flags snapped in the wind over decorated gravestones as relatives and friends paid tribute to their fallen soldiers.

    Millions more kicked off summer with trips to beaches or their backyard grills.

Out here in Hollywood, down on Melrose Avenue, many of the funky stores were closed, the street pretty empty, and Uncle Sam looked down from the big mural by the high school, puzzled.  What have we been up to?

The "Defending America" mural, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
The "Defending America" mural, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex he warned us about

The "Defending America" mural, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

Oliver North and the CIA guys

The "Defending America" mural, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
The "Defending America" mural, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

Around the corner, this might symbolize something, or it might not.

Pigeon and scissors graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

At least we don't have one of these.

Queen Elizabeth II in sunglasses graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

American women, worth defending

Torn glamour graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
Torn glamour graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
Torn glamour graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

Whatever.

Mona Lisa barcode graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

Keeping America Safe

Bad Bunnies graphic, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the 'fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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