In honor of Veteran's Day, my son's Boy Scout troop held a flag retirement ceremony this evening.
Thank you, to my grandfather, my great-uncle, and to all of the men and women who have served our country.
Steam engine No. 844 was on its way to Shiloh, Arkansas in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The train pulled cars filled with Civil War reenactors, as well as a load of war cannons. The tracks were buzzing with train enthusiasts of all ages, and the policemen were on their toes, keeping everyone safe.
|Steam engine No. 844 in bokeh.|
No one was allowed to wander the tracks, so capturing the engine straight on had to be done buy propecia while walking...which wasn't too easy...but the third shot hit it. I must add that I was also holding my 4 year old's hand and herding my 6 and 8 year old at the same time as taking this shot.
|The engine building up steam before rolling down the track.|
|The American flag waving proudly in the sunlight as the engine passes by.|
|A barber and a gentleman.|