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The statue of Union Brig. General Gouverneur K. Warren searches the battlefield from Little Round Top at Gettysburg.


As Forrest Gump said, “That’s one less thing to worry about, and that’s a good thing.” So for Donald Trump I think that it’s safe to say that there will be one less thing for him to worry about. There will not be any statues honoring him. So there ain’t going to be any to tear down. And that’s a good thing!


Little Round Top“; Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (September 1994).

Mt. Rushmore


It has been said that the winners write the history books. So where will this all end? I’m talking about the removal of statues currently taking place. Remember that the Taliban dynamited statues of Buddha in Afghanistan when they were in control? History, after all, remains history whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. Should we be more tolerant of all peoples of course we should. That is the underlying premise ingrained in Dispatch Press Images. But blowing up statues is not the end all and be all. Changing what is in someone’s heart it the real challenge for society.


Stone Mountain

First Army


So simple and yet so striking. You know it when you see it. A straightforward composition that almost looks like a painting. All the elements come together, but only for a moment. “First Army“; U.S. c.1951. Note the shoulder patch. Taking a reading probably at either Fort Jackson or Fort Bragg.


Peaceful protests can bring about change. The Three Mile Island protest march was instrumental in helping to close the nuclear power plant. Anti-nuclear protests had occurred in Germany and the U. K. in the 1960s and 1970s which spread eventually to the U. S. The movie The China Syndrome opened about 10 days before the accident at Three Mile Island. How coincidental. This protest in Washington, D. C. took place about five weeks later.

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Nikon 35-70mm f/3.5 Ai-S


I purchased a Nikon lens from a dealer in Tokyo, Japan at 7:30 P. M. DST in New York on June 2. This is a used lens that I didn’t know that I wanted or needed until I had done some research during this pandemic. Depending on your wants or needs there are some very good buys these days due to the current economic and unemployment situations. This was one of them.

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Veteran Parking


It’s about time, wouldn’t you say? This is an issue that I have been talking about for some time speaking as a veteran. It is easy to say “thank you for your service”, but would these same people support conscription? Would they? At least one organization has stepped up. Lowes.


Veteran Parking“; West Bay Shore, N. Y. (June 3, 2020).