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Iwo Jima Memorial
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Iwo Jima Memorial
Iwo Jima Memorial
F8, exposure 13 seconds. I made a few changes to my first version.

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.

Have a great Friday and super weekend!!

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Ray & Audrey Clarke
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    lovely colour and lighting Gail, great shot (a)

7/27/2007 4:06:25 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Fantastic image, great lighting and color, Gail!

7/27/2007 4:16:31 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Striking Image, Gail!!! Outstanding lighting, color, contrast... WELL Compose and Quite Beautiful!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

7/27/2007 4:22:21 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Powerful image, Gail!!

7/27/2007 4:37:08 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Gail. Love the colors.

7/27/2007 4:41:34 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Awesome, Gail!

7/27/2007 4:50:11 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Gail, your lighting and presentation makes this an incredibly powerful and moving shot; outstanding!!

7/27/2007 5:03:27 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Love the rich tones in this beautiful image, Gail!

7/27/2007 5:09:41 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome

7/27/2007 5:11:25 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Many thanks Joy, Anita, Nina, Ronald, Kay, Paul, Glenn, Carol, and Audrey!

7/27/2007 5:25:22 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome nighttime shot, Gail. My pictures always seem a tad blurry, at the longer shutter speeds. Yours turned out super--one of your best! Should be a post card!

7/27/2007 5:36:02 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Maybe Ken should try a tripod! LOL!
Beautiful shot Gail!

7/27/2007 6:05:58 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow..magnificent image. The lighting you caught for this just makes it pop. And suc a beautiful tribute!

7/27/2007 7:03:37 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Hi again, I just showed this to my husband and he thought this was so powerful!

7/27/2007 7:06:24 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Excellent image, Gail.....this is a winner!!

7/27/2007 5:58:45 PM

 
David Phalen
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This is easily the most powerful image of this wonderful memorial that I have ever seen! The coloors, light comp capture the drama of the flag raising on Iwo Jima and the tribute to all marines who have given their lives in defense of our country.

7/27/2007 6:44:45 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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WOW very powerful, the tones and lighting are fantastic Gail!!!

7/27/2007 7:22:07 PM

 
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Strong visual impact with your composition...the lighting and tones just sum it up for the viewer, Gail. Beautiful presentation!!

7/27/2007 7:50:13 PM

 
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Wonderful image and lighting, Gail!!

7/27/2007 7:53:35 PM

 
Ray Thoms
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Great work Gail......

7/28/2007 3:32:09 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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This brings tears of pride to my eyes Gail!!!!! You have done a phenomenal job in presenting this wonderful memorial to us!!!!! It's is a GLORIOUS image!!!!!! k

7/28/2007 3:42:29 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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WOW!!! This image is FANTASTIC, Gail!!!! My son-in-law is a Marine!!!! <><

7/28/2007 5:55:10 PM

 
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Awesome capture Gail!!! I do not believe I have ever seen a photo of this memorial presented as well!!!! My husband was a Marine many years ago.

7/30/2007 3:57:21 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...powerful image,Gail...well done...Aimee

7/30/2007 5:09:36 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Fantastic light and colors! Excellent work, realy beautiful Gail!

7/30/2007 11:27:52 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is such a beautiful shot Gail. Great job. Bill

7/31/2007 10:23:44 AM

 
Amit Sheokand
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beautiful image..... the lighting is very good

8/7/2007 8:07:07 AM

 
William Moore
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stunning lighting gorgeous background...

8/7/2007 11:02:57 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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This is purely dynamic and so dramatic. Gorgeous in every way!

8/7/2007 2:21:56 PM

 
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Gail, this is so very stunning and powerful, an incredible image! I ehop we see this again a few times!

8/26/2007 9:49:24 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Gail, I missed this one---I agree with megan, we will see it again!

8/27/2007 10:36:48 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Congats on your finalist Gail. Good luck next round. Peter

8/27/2007 12:47:59 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Gail! The sky coloring is terrific!

8/27/2007 1:16:55 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Gail!

8/27/2007 1:39:14 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations on your finalists, Gail!

8/27/2007 3:06:31 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations, Gail on this powerful finalist!

8/27/2007 3:23:57 PM

 
Paul Sikora

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Congratulations, Gail

8/27/2007 3:58:35 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Awesome Gail, congrats!!!!!!!!!

8/27/2007 4:59:00 PM

 
Mary Timman
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This was awesome. Loved it. Congratulations and hope to see this one one more time.

8/27/2007 5:12:26 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Glad to see this here....Congratulations!

8/27/2007 5:59:15 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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BIG CONGRATS! Well deserved award.

8/27/2007 7:05:05 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent! This is my favorite of your nighttime DC shots--the spiral staircase is 2nd. Congrats again on your multiple finalists!

8/27/2007 7:16:46 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations Gail.

8/27/2007 9:18:13 PM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Big Congratulations on your award, Gail!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

8/28/2007 6:02:35 AM

 
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Congrats Gail on this terrific Finalist! Jeff

8/28/2007 11:43:51 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats on your excellent finalist, Gail.

8/28/2007 12:30:59 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations again, Gail! This is just beautiful.

Judyann <><

8/28/2007 5:47:31 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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This is just fantastic - congratulations Gail!

8/29/2007 12:06:14 AM

 
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Beautiful shot. Love the colors. I work around the corner from this wonderful memorial and it is a great place for photographers. I need to spend more time there.

8/29/2007 8:54:29 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Gail, congratulations

8/29/2007 9:05:03 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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CONGRATULATIONS Gail!!!!

8/29/2007 9:22:15 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Gail on your beautiful win!

8/29/2007 9:39:27 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Congratulations on getting the Gold, Gail!!! Fantastic Winning Photo! Cheers, Glenn.

8/29/2007 9:43:45 AM

 
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Congratulations on your great Winner, Gail!

8/29/2007 9:50:30 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Gail! :)

8/29/2007 10:21:26 AM

 
Eugene Gregory
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Congratulations.

Gene

8/29/2007 10:34:45 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Gail! :) Way to go; congratulations on the win!

8/29/2007 10:46:19 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Fantastic winner!!! Big congrats Gail!!!

8/29/2007 11:23:11 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome capture, Gail!!! Big congratulations on your win!

8/29/2007 11:37:45 AM

 
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Congratulations, Gail, on this gorgeous Second Place win. So sorry I missed it during finalists.

8/29/2007 11:39:21 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations Gail!!!!!

8/29/2007 12:09:22 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Thank you all! I am soooooo amazed by this! I appreciate all of the support and lovely comments!

8/29/2007 12:32:50 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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This one had winner all over it! Great job and congratulations!

8/29/2007 12:37:41 PM

 
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Congratulations Gail!

8/29/2007 12:38:45 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Gail, Big congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann <><

8/29/2007 12:39:32 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Gail for your second place winner.

8/29/2007 1:02:14 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Congratulaations to you too, Gail. Well deserved winner. Peter

8/29/2007 1:10:18 PM

 
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Wonderful night capture Gail, big congrats on your win!

8/29/2007 1:24:41 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

8/29/2007 1:49:16 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Awesome image Gail. My father was a marine killed on Iwo Jima so this means a lot to me. Congratulations on your win.

8/29/2007 3:27:35 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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A great winner, Gail...congratulations to you!!!

8/29/2007 3:43:52 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations, Gail!!

8/29/2007 3:57:33 PM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Fantastic image!! Great job and many congrats!!

8/29/2007 4:42:54 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Way to go, Gail! Congratulations on your great winner!

8/29/2007 4:49:47 PM

 
Ken Smith
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I'm still amazed you didn't have camera blur at 13 seconds! Please teach me, oh Master of Nightime Photography! Very well deserved win, Gail!

8/29/2007 6:22:14 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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congrats Gail!

8/29/2007 6:26:04 PM

 
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Gail, Congratulations on this great Winner!!

8/29/2007 6:32:22 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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An AWESOME win, Gail!!!! Very well earned!!!!! ♫ k

8/29/2007 6:36:34 PM

 
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Wonderful! Congratulations Gail!

8/29/2007 7:51:04 PM

 
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Big Big congrats on this superb winner Gail :O)

8/29/2007 9:52:30 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Outstanding winner, Gail! Congratulations!!

8/29/2007 9:59:04 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Gail, big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

8/29/2007 10:46:25 PM

 
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CONGRATS FOR YOUR WIN ON THIS GORGEOUS IMAGE GAIL!!!

8/30/2007 12:02:17 AM

 
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Compelling presentation. Congratulations on your win, Gail.

8/30/2007 12:30:11 AM

 
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Fantastic Winner, Gail.....Many Congratulations!!!

8/30/2007 2:04:30 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Yes, fantastic capture. Congrats.

8/30/2007 3:17:46 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Gail,

Congratulations on your win! Wonderful sky and stars, perfect lighting.

Pat

8/30/2007 4:06:46 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Huge congratulations Gail.

8/30/2007 4:10:15 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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A Powerful image. Congratulations, Gail

8/30/2007 4:13:45 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Fantastic Gail! Congrats!

8/30/2007 6:50:08 AM

 
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Congrats on your patriotic image and win Gail!!

8/30/2007 8:32:24 AM

 
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Congratulations Gail!

8/30/2007 11:04:34 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!!

8/30/2007 11:24:15 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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I am soooo thrilled to see this, Gail!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <><

8/30/2007 11:28:55 AM

 
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Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Gail! I've been away from my computer for a few days and just found out the winners! Again a big congratulations!!!!...........anita

8/30/2007 11:30:04 AM

 
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Stunning, powerful and beautifully presented Gail! A big congratulations on your win!

8/30/2007 11:52:45 AM

 
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Awesome!! A well deserved congratulations!

8/30/2007 3:47:31 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations on your winner, Gail!

8/31/2007 4:49:19 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your win, Gail!! :)

9/3/2007 3:41:33 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations Gail :0)

9/3/2007 7:26:38 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Amazing, Gail!
Congratulations on this beautiful and patriotic capture!
--lisa

9/15/2007 6:51:43 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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A Super "WIN", Gail .. As a combat veteran of another war, during another life time ... I would like to thank you for this powerful dedication and reminder of times gone by .... "lest we never forget"

..... steve

10/17/2007 3:25:31 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Congrats on this wonderful winner, Gail

................... steve

10/25/2007 1:08:35 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Gail, on being included in the Snapshot #349 "Images of Washington DC"!

1/2/2008 7:53:29 AM

 
Martie Last
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This is a beautiful tribute. The perspective and lighting are dramatic and perfect.

4/13/2008 5:44:25 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Beautiful and Congrats on all your wins and Photo of the day. You well deserve them all Gail. Bill

4/25/2008 5:54:20 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful and very well deserved win Gail, WTG!! <><

7/4/2009 7:37:36 AM

 
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Holy Mackeral!!
Like I said
NoBody Does it Better ;0)

7/17/2009 5:16:26 PM

 
Robert Baer
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wow gail you did it again!!!

7/28/2009 6:06:01 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Amazing, touching and beautiful.........Congrats, my friend!

7/23/2010 6:52:02 AM

 
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Gail

Just amazing,very late congratulations

Ysa...

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