Pentax Optio A10 Photo #5 'Freedom Isn't Free' 9-11 Memorial to Navy Commander Dan Shanower -- Naperville (IL) Riverwalk May 2011

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Quoting from the plaque above, Commander Shanower grew up in Naperville (IL), and graduated from Naperville Central High School in 1979. He was killed at his post in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Memorial takes its theme from a 1997 article written by Commander Shanower entitled 'Freedom Isn't Free'. In it, Shanower wrote: "Those of us in the military are expected to make the ultimate sacrifice when called. The military loses scores of personnel each year. Each one risked and lost his or her life in something they believed in, leaving behind friends, family and shipmates to bear the burden and celebrate their devotion to our country...Freedom isn't free." Image by Ron Cogswell on May 20, 2011, using a Pentax Optio A10 and minor Photoshop effects. IMGP6974

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