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No Waves

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 18 February 2013 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Today is Presidents' Day in the USA.

February used to be the month we remembered and honored the birthdays of two great Presidents - Washington and Lincoln. But somewhere along the line, the cult of the President has eclipsed what was a great old tradition and made a generic hybrid of it.

Old fashioned, perhaps - but I preferred things the way they once were. And for some, it may make waves, but IMO, there are and have been some Presidents far less worthy of remembering or honoring than those two I previously named.

So I'll simply fly a relative windless and unenthusiastic flag today, and let it go at that.

NIKON COOLPIX S3000 1/800 second F/5.9 ISO 400 20 mm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A perfect image to document the changes. Our young people are the losers; they'll never know the focus on two great presidents as we did. ;(

18 Feb 2013 1:09pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Yes, I think the absence of this emphasis on W & L eliminates two more possible positive role models for students, and confuses the difference between actual Presidential greatness and present realities for them. Let's be honest - not all Presidents are or have been what might be considered "great" by Washington's or Lincoln's models. But how would modern kids know this unless they have those examples set before them so they could draw logical conclusions for themselves? The term "great" today is over used and hyper-inflated.

Mandar from Kudal, India


18 Feb 2013 4:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice shot of the flag.

18 Feb 2013 9:40pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I agree, Glenn; Presidents Day now is simply another long weekend ... it's a Monday with no school. So sad!

19 Feb 2013 2:38am

1/800 second
ISO 400
20 mm