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

© Melissa L. Zavadil

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

Uploaded: August 04, 2005 12:48:01


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.


Deb Holmes-Hatfield August 04, 2005

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

Christy L. Densmore August 04, 2005

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

Beautiful and very uplifting, Melissa! #1677625

Goshka G. August 04, 2005

Love the composition here!! #1677868

Lynn Crawford August 04, 2005

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005


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 August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 04, 2005

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

Mary Timman August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

Melissa, "what a powerful image" #1678318

Cliff & Patti Smith level-classic August 04, 2005

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

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 04, 2005

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

Brian Lobdell August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

lovely and power image. nice work Melissa. #1678673

Jill Flynn August 04, 2005

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

Sandy Landon August 04, 2005

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

S J August 04, 2005

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 August 04, 2005

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

Jim Kinnunen level-classic August 05, 2005

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic August 05, 2005

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

Kate Jackson August 05, 2005

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

Ermanno Radice August 05, 2005

Fantastic image, Melissa!!!!! #1682084

August 07, 2005

Your image touches my heart! #1688509

Melissa L. Zavadil August 07, 2005

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 August 21, 2005

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 September 23, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Melissa! #1872998

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 23, 2005

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

Trish N. Bland September 24, 2005

Congratulations! This one is awesome! #1875014

KHAWLA Haddad September 24, 2005

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 September 24, 2005

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 24, 2005

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

Deb Holmes-Hatfield September 24, 2005

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 24, 2005

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

Lori L. Thomas September 24, 2005

So incredible and touching. Nice work! #1879901

Lori Carlson September 25, 2005

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

Claudette Foote September 26, 2005

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

Jill Flynn September 26, 2005

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

Amanda Price September 26, 2005

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

Kerby Pfrangle September 26, 2005


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

Kerby #1889188

Daniel Diaz September 27, 2005

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

Diane Dupuis September 27, 2005

CONGRATS Melissa!!! Well done! #1889616

Colette M. Metcalf September 27, 2005

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 27, 2005

Congratulations on your second place winner Melissa. #1890265

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 27, 2005

Congratulations on this beauty! #1890517

Tammy L. Odell September 27, 2005

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

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 27, 2005

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

Melissa L. Zavadil September 27, 2005

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 level-classic September 27, 2005

Congratulations Melissa!!!!!!! #1890944

KHAWLA Haddad September 27, 2005

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

Danilo Piccioni September 27, 2005


LeoDADO Da Vinci #1891399

Marta Azevedo September 27, 2005

GReat!! Congrats!! #1891483

Olivia Navarro September 27, 2005

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 27, 2005

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

Sandy Landon September 27, 2005

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

Ermanno Radice September 27, 2005

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

Jenny Bosmans September 27, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Melissa!! #1892382

Claudette Foote September 27, 2005

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

Susan T. Parady September 27, 2005

Outstanding, Melissa. Congratulations. #1893119

Nicole Grimsley September 27, 2005


Melissa L. Zavadil September 27, 2005

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

Nobu Nagase September 27, 2005

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

Deb Holmes-Hatfield September 28, 2005

Congratulations on this awesome winner Melissa! #1895228

Terry R. Hatfield September 28, 2005

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

Serena Pierce level-classic September 28, 2005

Congratulations Melissa!! #1897363

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