To Protect And Serve
A few years ago my family and I had the great pleasure of attending a wonderful small-town Fourth Of July festival in the charming town of Queen Anne, Maryland. There was a fabulous parade complete with Parade Queens, the local Fire Department trucks giving rides and everything you could wish for.
After the parade everyone gathered in a large area for an old-fashioned bazaar. There were home-made cakes and pies being raffled off, penny-toss games and a band playing on a small stage.
I felt like I’d been magically transported back several decades.
Off to the side I spotted this beautiful motorcycle. Police presence was not noticeable, but obviously someone was watching over the happy crowd of families and merry-makers. I snapped this shot of the policeman’s bike and have held onto it all this time.
Our general area has just experienced yet another tragedy. Two policemen were gunned down in the line of duty a recently ago in Harford, Maryland, and it got me to thinking about this old image. I decided to sit down with it and see what might happen. Lots of times I’ll do this, spend hours and hours … or days … on an image and never feel it quite lives up to my expectations. But this time I was pleased … and so I send it out into the Universe as my appreciation of what our police force around this great country of ours does for us every single day.
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