Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


The purpose of my blog is to photograph life as seen through the lens of my camera. Taking photos has helped me see how interconnected we are and how each of our lives can be lived in such a way as to make a difference in the world.

When we all recognize our purpose ( duty ) we come to realize that no one is an island, together we make up a community.  A community that depends on each other for survival.

Such was the case of the photos you see below.



U.S. Marines Drum and Bugle Corp


Defending our nation at home. Protecting her interests abroad.

U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corp


When unexpected threats arise, it is the Marine Corps that is best prepared to face them down.

U. S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corp


Their ranks are few because of the difficulty of their training and the commitment needed to face the difficulties of their missions.

These photos were taken when our city celebrated the fourth of July with the Marine Corps kicking off the festivities..

Daily Prompt: Duty for photographers.



9 Responses to “CALL TO DUTY”

  1. I love patriot act. As long as it does not involve invading other territories and oppressing other people, all patriot acts are commendable. Thank you for sharing this, Francine. Blessings and love to you ♥

  2. They look amazing Francine…just amazing. Nothing more handsome than a man in uniform. I loved ‘Officer and a Gentleman’, might have to find it and watch it again after seeing this.

  3. These soldiers do a lot in their duty for their country. We are lucky to have such people to defend our freedom.

  4. The ultimate duty in today’s theme, perfect!

  5. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

  6. My son is a naval officer and I have total respect and admiration for our forces.

  7. Beautiful photos. We owe so much to the brave men and women who protect us.

  8. Great choice for the duties! These young soldier would give their lives to protect our country! I’m always in tears when I see them marching or passing by…

  9. We owe them so much. Thanks for paying them tribute, Francine.

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