Fly my son fly free,......

© Melissa L. Zavadil

Fly my son fly free,......

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 8/4/2005 2:09:55 PM

Beautiful Melissa, just an incredible series, very tasteful and well done! #289017

Christy L. Densmore 8/4/2005 2:14:27 PM

Oh Melissa, such and wonderful series. This like the others are just wonderful. #1677517

Terry L. Ellis 8/4/2005 2:16:44 PM

This is marvelous, Melissa! I want to go look at the rest of them! Love it! It really evokes a mood! #1677531

Marsha S. Smith 8/4/2005 2:48:20 PM

Beautiful and very uplifting, Melissa! #1677625

Goshka G. 8/4/2005 3:42:37 PM

Love the composition here!! #1677868

Lynn Crawford 8/4/2005 3:47:02 PM

Very dramatic and beautiful, love the soft focus and the poem :) #1677904

Linda D. Lester 8/4/2005 3:54:39 PM

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! #1677940

Melissa L. Zavadil 8/4/2005 4:18:32 PM

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) #1678033

Kerby Pfrangle 8/4/2005 4:24:02 PM


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 #1678051

Karen Walzer 8/4/2005 4:32:48 PM

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 #1678085

Stephen Zacker 8/4/2005 4:38:24 PM

Wonderful and powerful image. Your poetry is as great as your images. #1678112

Kay E. Mahoney 8/4/2005 4:40:43 PM

WOW!!!!!!!! Another beautiful capture Melissa. Love your gallery and poems. #1678121

Mary Timman 8/4/2005 4:42:05 PM

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. #1678127

Bobbie Davis 8/4/2005 5:05:00 PM

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! #1678231

Melissa L. Zavadil 8/4/2005 5:23:18 PM

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!! #1678301

Stan Kwasniowski 8/4/2005 5:29:46 PM

Melissa, "what a powerful image" #1678318

Cliff & Patti Smith 8/4/2005 5:52:37 PM

Wow......absolutely beautiful image Melissa! #1678366

Gail Vitikacs 8/4/2005 6:59:28 PM

AWESOME AWESOME! This is beautiful Melissa! Thank you for warming our hearts! #1678478

Brian Lobdell 8/4/2005 7:13:31 PM

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! #1678510

Susan L. Vasquez 8/4/2005 8:47:08 PM

lovely and power image. nice work Melissa. #1678673

Jill Flynn 8/4/2005 8:56:13 PM

POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL Melissa. WINNER all they way! I love everything about this! Awesome work. #1678715

Sandy Landon 8/4/2005 9:16:15 PM

Incredible!!! This image tells such a story! You have done a fantastic job with this!!! Very well done!!! #1678757

S J 8/4/2005 9:40:06 PM

A very striking image that'll stay in my mind for a long time, Melissa!! Beautiful idea and very nice execution!! Love it!! #1678799

Trish N. Bland 8/4/2005 9:58:53 PM

Such a very beautiful image. Really wonderful work! #1678836

Jim Kinnunen 8/5/2005 6:48:18 AM

Very well presented and powerful image, Melissa!!! #1680723

Laurence Saliba 8/5/2005 9:32:47 AM

This is GRAND Melissa!!! So very beautiful!!! #1681333

Kate Jackson 8/5/2005 12:51:13 PM

A very powerful dramatic image Melissa ~ very well done! #1682058

Ermanno Radice 8/5/2005 1:01:03 PM

Fantastic image, Melissa!!!!! #1682084

Tammy Crockett 8/7/2005 1:46:12 PM

Your image touches my heart! #1688509

Melissa L. Zavadil 8/7/2005 7:02:04 PM

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. #1689524

Tammy L. Odell 8/21/2005 8:36:51 PM

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!!!!!!! #1748623

Jill Flynn 9/23/2005 10:51:56 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Melissa! #1872998

Alisha L. Ekstrom 9/23/2005 10:57:18 PM

Glad to see this one again Melissa!!! LOVE THIS...HOORRAAY!!!! CONGRATS on it making FINALIST!!! #1873028

Trish N. Bland 9/24/2005 6:04:53 AM

Congratulations! This one is awesome! #1875014

KHAWLA Haddad 9/24/2005 6:50:18 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa what great capture best of luck in the next round Hope to see this one again reall soon!!!!! #1875353

Sandy Landon 9/24/2005 11:45:12 AM

Glad to see that this moving image made it as a finalist!!! Congrats!!! #1877458

Kay E. Mahoney 9/24/2005 11:58:34 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist Melissa. Good luck in the next round. #1877548

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/24/2005 1:07:26 PM

Congratulations on this touching finalist Melissa, way to go! #1877923

Linda D. Lester 9/24/2005 3:23:37 PM

Awesome shot! Congratulations and good luck in the next round #1878615

Lori L. Thomas 9/24/2005 9:15:55 PM

So incredible and touching. Nice work! #1879901

Lori Carlson 9/25/2005 8:27:20 PM

Wow Melissa! This is so moving! Much Congratulations! :0) #1884077

Claudette Foote 9/26/2005 7:21:49 AM

the best of luck with this Finalist in the next round,Melissa !!
AWESOME!! #1885990

Jill Flynn 9/26/2005 10:39:14 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful and moving Second Place Win Melissa! Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1889026

Amanda Price 9/26/2005 11:04:13 PM

This puts a lump in my throat. Congratulations on your win! #1889144

Kerby Pfrangle 9/26/2005 11:15:35 PM


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

Kerby #1889188

Daniel Diaz 9/27/2005 1:40:56 AM

Big Congrats on your win Melissa, I missed this one, BRILLIANT work!!!!! #1889473

Diane Dupuis 9/27/2005 3:09:23 AM

CONGRATS Melissa!!! Well done! #1889616

Colette M. Metcalf 9/27/2005 3:35:59 AM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa!!!! #1889718

Kay E. Mahoney 9/27/2005 4:56:48 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner Melissa. #1890265

Linda D. Lester 9/27/2005 6:05:44 AM

Congratulations on this beauty! #1890517

Tammy L. Odell 9/27/2005 6:39:27 AM

I had a feeling this would win!!! I love this image Melissa!! Congrats on a job well done!! #1890762

Alisha L. Ekstrom 9/27/2005 6:51:25 AM

I'm with Tammy!! CONGRATS on this fabulous win Melissa!! WELL DONE!!! #1890836

Melissa L. Zavadil 9/27/2005 7:00:35 AM

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! :) #1890883

Laurence Saliba 9/27/2005 7:07:43 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!!!!!! #1890944

KHAWLA Haddad 9/27/2005 8:46:09 AM

Big Congratulations on your wonderful Second place winner, Melissa!!!!!! #1891366

Danilo Piccioni 9/27/2005 8:51:09 AM


LeoDADO Da Vinci #1891399

Marta Azevedo 9/27/2005 9:01:39 AM

GReat!! Congrats!! #1891483

Olivia Navarro 9/27/2005 9:46:16 AM

Congrats on this wonderful win, Melissa!!!! Way to go!!!!! #1891705

Terry L. Ellis 9/27/2005 10:45:41 AM

Huge congratulations, Melissa, on this incredible second place win! Loved it from the beginning! #1891944

Sandy Landon 9/27/2005 11:22:19 AM

Glad to see that this one won!! Congrats!!! #1892082

Ermanno Radice 9/27/2005 12:10:19 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Melissa!! #1892219

Jenny Bosmans 9/27/2005 12:53:20 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Melissa!! #1892382

Claudette Foote 9/27/2005 1:20:50 PM

YES YES YES ! RIGHT ON... Melisa !
wtg!!!Congratulations!! #1892579

Susan T. Parady 9/27/2005 4:44:18 PM

Outstanding, Melissa. Congratulations. #1893119

Nicole Grimsley 9/27/2005 4:49:27 PM


Melissa L. Zavadil 9/27/2005 5:15:06 PM

AWWW thanks you guys!! Your comments just make my day!! Thanks so much!!
Melissa #1893200

Nobu Nagase 9/27/2005 5:23:03 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!!!
Fantastic image, great win!!! #1893224

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/28/2005 8:25:49 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner Melissa! #1895228

Terry R. Hatfield 9/28/2005 3:45:48 PM

Congratulations On A Fine Image And Your Win Melissa:-) #1896651

Serena Pierce 9/28/2005 8:02:55 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! #1897363

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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: .

Uploaded on 8/4/2005 12:48:01 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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