Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fit And Disciplined


Veterans Day in the U.S. is this Thursday, November 11. St. Louis had its parade yesterday. A group of Marines walked through, dropped to the street and started doing push-ups in unison. I didn't count how many they did but it seemed like a lot. I could no sooner do this than leap over the Arch.

Having gotten rid of some excess energy, they marched ahead in tight formation. Sergeant Peck (look closely at the bottom picture if it's clear enough) led the way. No question who was in charge.

Marines On The March


T. Becque said...

And he's doing them on his knuckles! On asphalt! Ouch.

Jilly said...

What a shot! I echo T.Becque - one tough guy.

cieldequimper said...

Oh I'm tired all of a sudden!

Re. VDP: yes it's pouring with rain, the photo was taken on the last really sunny day Saturday week ago.

Virginia said...

Great shot. Thanks for reminding me to hustle downtown on Thursday. WE have a nice little parade here in B'ham. I saw a car the other day who had a Marine sticker on the window. The bumper sticker said,
"It can't always be someone else's son". Maybe if our politicians had to offer up their precious sons/daughters for service we wouldn't be in this mess.

Olivier said...

la premiere photo est superbe, tu as bien pris l'expression du soldat pendant les pompes

Gunn said...

Action men....
I think Virginia said something important.
Interesting shots!