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Fly my son fly free,......
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Fly my son fly free,......
Fly my son fly free,......
Third in the series:

Fly my son fly free,
fly as high as you can believe,
You are not trapped,
You can dream.....
Because of all the sacrifice a common
man has,
Endured & Seen,

This is the third in the series of four. If you would like to read the whole poem please go to: http://melissazavadil.com/27.html .
© Melissa  L. Zavadil
Canon EOS 20D Digi...

 
 
 
Deb Holmes
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    Beautiful Melissa, just an incredible series, very tasteful and well done!

8/4/2005 2:09:55 PM

 
Christy L. Densmore
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Oh Melissa, such and wonderful series. This like the others are just wonderful.

8/4/2005 2:14:27 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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This is marvelous, Melissa! I want to go look at the rest of them! Love it! It really evokes a mood!

8/4/2005 2:16:44 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Beautiful and very uplifting, Melissa!

8/4/2005 2:48:20 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Love the composition here!!

8/4/2005 3:42:37 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Very dramatic and beautiful, love the soft focus and the poem :)

8/4/2005 3:47:02 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW!!!!! You talk abot touching hearts! I feel for all the families out there that have lost a family member to this! Three days after war started we got a call from my daughter in law saying my sons troup had been hit! I lost my mind...I didn't know what to do or say we were so far away from each other. It was the longest day of my life, we found out later that it had been the wrong information and that my son was fine. I can only imagine how the families feel that it did not come back with such good news! I haven't talked about this since the day it happened! WOW! This is really a strong message you are sending out! Beautiful shot!

8/4/2005 3:54:39 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thank you all for your kind comments! I am so glad that your son is not hurt! But, please take note Linda what he is doing is very very honorable! You should be proud! Squeeze him for me the next time you see him! :o)

8/4/2005 4:18:32 PM

 
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Melissa

Another awesome tribute.

Very enlighting to the spirt and heartfelt.

Wonderful job on this series. I wish each person that had a loved one over seas could see this series.

Kerby

8/4/2005 4:24:02 PM

 
Karen Walzer
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OH Melissa... what can I say? Thank you for such a wonderful tribute to all our men and women. This is such a strong and beautifully done image!! K

8/4/2005 4:32:48 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wonderful and powerful image. Your poetry is as great as your images.

8/4/2005 4:38:24 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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WOW!!!!!!!! Another beautiful capture Melissa. Love your gallery and poems.

8/4/2005 4:40:43 PM

 
Mary Timman
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This is just beautiful. The shot itself is great with your effects the boy with the flag, but it's very touching. Very well presented.

8/4/2005 4:42:05 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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I'm sooooo very glad you put this out Melissa!!!!! I told you it would be beautiful after you put your magic touch on it! Thank you! And bless you for your wonderful caring heart!

8/4/2005 5:05:00 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thanks you all for you very kind words.

Thank you bobbie for such a wonderful support and information on this series! I can not thank you enough!!

8/4/2005 5:23:18 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa, "what a powerful image"

8/4/2005 5:29:46 PM

 
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Wow......absolutely beautiful image Melissa!

8/4/2005 5:52:37 PM

 
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AWESOME AWESOME! This is beautiful Melissa! Thank you for warming our hearts!

8/4/2005 6:59:28 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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May I join in with accolades for a truly remarkable image! I'm so struck by the contrast of innocence with harsh reality that unfortunately companions our freedoms....
Thank You!

8/4/2005 7:13:31 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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lovely and power image. nice work Melissa.

8/4/2005 8:47:08 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL Melissa. WINNER all they way! I love everything about this! Awesome work.

8/4/2005 8:56:13 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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Incredible!!! This image tells such a story! You have done a fantastic job with this!!! Very well done!!!

8/4/2005 9:16:15 PM

 
S  J
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A very striking image that'll stay in my mind for a long time, Melissa!! Beautiful idea and very nice execution!! Love it!!

8/4/2005 9:40:06 PM

 
Trish N. Bland
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Such a very beautiful image. Really wonderful work!

8/4/2005 9:58:53 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Very well presented and powerful image, Melissa!!!

8/5/2005 6:48:18 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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This is GRAND Melissa!!! So very beautiful!!!

8/5/2005 9:32:47 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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A very powerful dramatic image Melissa ~ very well done!

8/5/2005 12:51:13 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Fantastic image, Melissa!!!!!

8/5/2005 1:01:03 PM

 
Tammy Crockett

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Your image touches my heart!

8/7/2005 1:46:12 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thank you all for such wonderful feedback on this shot! I really really appreciate it! I really worked hard on this image and it came from my heart.

8/7/2005 7:02:04 PM

 
Tammy L. Odell
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I just can't say how much I admire this!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!! I got chills just from reading some of this thread!! This is superb Melissa!!!!!!!

8/21/2005 8:36:51 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Melissa!

9/23/2005 10:51:56 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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Glad to see this one again Melissa!!! LOVE THIS...HOORRAAY!!!! CONGRATS on it making FINALIST!!!

9/23/2005 10:57:18 PM

 
Trish N. Bland
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Congratulations! This one is awesome!

9/24/2005 6:04:53 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa what great capture best of luck in the next round Hope to see this one again reall soon!!!!!

9/24/2005 6:50:18 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Glad to see that this moving image made it as a finalist!!! Congrats!!!

9/24/2005 11:45:12 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on a wonderful finalist Melissa. Good luck in the next round.

9/24/2005 11:58:34 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations on this touching finalist Melissa, way to go!

9/24/2005 1:07:26 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome shot! Congratulations and good luck in the next round

9/24/2005 3:23:37 PM

 
Lori L. Thomas
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So incredible and touching. Nice work!

9/24/2005 9:15:55 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Wow Melissa! This is so moving! Much Congratulations! :0)

9/25/2005 8:27:20 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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CONGRADULATION!!
the best of luck with this Finalist in the next round,Melissa !!
AWESOME!!

9/26/2005 7:21:49 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your beautiful and moving Second Place Win Melissa! Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/26/2005 10:39:14 PM

 
Amanda Price
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This puts a lump in my throat. Congratulations on your win!

9/26/2005 11:04:13 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Melissa

Congratulations on your touching second place win. Job well done.

Kerby

9/26/2005 11:15:35 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big Congrats on your win Melissa, I missed this one, BRILLIANT work!!!!!

9/27/2005 1:40:56 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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CONGRATS Melissa!!! Well done!

9/27/2005 3:09:23 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your win, Melissa!!!!

9/27/2005 3:35:59 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner Melissa.

9/27/2005 4:56:48 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this beauty!

9/27/2005 6:05:44 AM

 
Tammy L. Odell
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I had a feeling this would win!!! I love this image Melissa!! Congrats on a job well done!!

9/27/2005 6:39:27 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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I'm with Tammy!! CONGRATS on this fabulous win Melissa!! WELL DONE!!!

9/27/2005 6:51:25 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thanks you guys for your comments I really appreciate them! I am SO excited to have this one win this is one of my favorites! :)

9/27/2005 7:00:35 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Melissa!!!!!!!

9/27/2005 7:07:43 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Big Congratulations on your wonderful Second place winner, Melissa!!!!!!

9/27/2005 8:46:09 AM

 
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Congratulations!!!!

LeoDADO Da Vinci

9/27/2005 8:51:09 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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GReat!! Congrats!!

9/27/2005 9:01:39 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Congrats on this wonderful win, Melissa!!!! Way to go!!!!!

9/27/2005 9:46:16 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Huge congratulations, Melissa, on this incredible second place win! Loved it from the beginning!

9/27/2005 10:45:41 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Glad to see that this one won!! Congrats!!!

9/27/2005 11:22:19 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Melissa!!

9/27/2005 12:10:19 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful win, Melissa!!

9/27/2005 12:53:20 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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YES YES YES ! RIGHT ON... Melisa !
wtg!!!Congratulations!!

9/27/2005 1:20:50 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Outstanding, Melissa. Congratulations.

9/27/2005 4:44:18 PM

 
Nicole Grimsley

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

9/27/2005 4:49:27 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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AWWW thanks you guys!! Your comments just make my day!! Thanks so much!!
Melissa

9/27/2005 5:15:06 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations, Melissa!!!
Fantastic image, great win!!!

9/27/2005 5:23:03 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations on this awesome winner Melissa!

9/28/2005 8:25:49 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations On A Fine Image And Your Win Melissa:-)

9/28/2005 3:45:48 PM

 
Serena Pierce

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Congratulations Melissa!!

9/28/2005 8:02:55 PM

 
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