Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Veterans Day Photo: OVER 4,000 LIVES LOST . . .

 

PFC  Joseph R.  Berlin- 21

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal – 24

SSGT John C. Bene – 38

Specialist Jeremy Brown – 20

LCPL Brandon T. Lara – 20

SSGT. Eric James Lindstrom – 27

PFC Thomas F. Lyons – 20

PFC Jason F. Lemke – 30

CPL Brett L. Lundstrom

SGT Adrian J. Lewis – 30

Marble Collegiate Church at 272 Fifth Avenue, corner of 29th street in Manhattan founded in 1628, is one of the oldest continous Protestant congregations in North America. Built in 1851-1854, originally called the Fifth Avenue Church, has the facade covered in Tuckahoe marble for which now the church is named.  Marble Collegiate’s senior minister between 1932 and 1984 was the famous Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and in case you forgot precisely why he was famous, it’s because he was the man who, among other things, wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

In honor of the old song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree”, they have lined it’s old cast iron gates that surround the church, with yellow ribbons honoring the soldiers lives lost in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  There are over 4,000 of them . . .

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