The flag still flies. She may be old, but never out of date. Men have fought and did for what this flag stands for in places as close to home as Cold Harbor, and Antietam, and as far away as Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. That a nation conceived with liberty and justice for all shall not perish from the face of the earth.
This nation has been torn apart many times through the most bloody civil war and the demonstrations for civil rights 100 years later. We’ve endured attacks by foreign enemies of all types that wanted to bring our people to their knees. The flag has been spat on and burnt and yet it still flies high. For many, it still symbolizes the hope of freedom and justice to worship the Lord in the way that they choose without any interference. It means for the right to assemble and speak out without fear.
i pray that this flag may continue to fly. May this always be a symbol of freedom for all mankind.
I always wanted to do a shot of the American Flag against the sky.
I have often ventured in to Mosinee on a number of different occasions throughout the year. Most of my readers might have seen my other blogs like Mosinee in the Mist. Mosinee has more frontage on the Wisconsin River than many of the larger cities like Wausau or Stevens Point. The river adds character Mosinee. With Mosinee Papers now known as Expiron, this city is a mill town. It is the southernmost community in the Wausau Metro Area and it is on the Metro Marathon County bike route system.
I ride with my eyes wide open. I can see things that others miss. Mosinee struggles with attracting customers to local businesses in its downtown. For too long, it has been seen as place that you just have to go through to get someplace else. State Highway 153 is often seen as a route to get from the interstate to places like Marshfield. There is a lot right here for people to stop and explore. So get out, check the shops out. Spend some time in beautiful Mosinee!
I was looking for open water when I took these images. Some will grumble that winter is dragging on too long. But there still is a mystery to it.
Underneath that smooth surface of a river is a torrential current that is still flowing. Soon, we will hear the noises, the cracking and crunching of the ice as the river begins to open up. These scenes come from Wausau’s northeast side where the river, the railroad, Horseshoe Spring, and North 6th Street seem to come together. It is where two of Wausau’s most unique and somewhat exclusive neighborhoods of Forest Park and Riverview come together. Both, like the rest of the city, are shaped by the Wisconsin as it makes its journey down to the Mississippi. From Brokaw to Big Bull Falls, the river slows a little and the journey ponders each moment.
The boat landing at Forester Park longs for the spring when it will be open to anglers as they get ready to go after the walleyes that populate the once polluted waters of the Wisconsin. It is clean again, and the dream of warm summer days on the river is going to be real again.
The river front takes a person away from the hubbub that makes up city life. Can we say that a river flows through it? Yes we can.
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Gilbert and Forester Parks are situated between the Wisconsin River and North Sixth Street on Wausau’s East Side offering splendid views of the river.