Jacob Breach Photography: Blog http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Jacob Breach Photography (Jacob Breach Photography) Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:18:00 GMT Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:18:00 GMT http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u683230178-o528736148-50.jpg Jacob Breach Photography: Blog http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog 120 80 September 11th http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2017/9/september-11th A flag rises in the night over Fort McHenry, Baltimore, MD

On days like September 11th, it’s easy to just call our enemies terrorists. But that would do a disservice to the victims of their actions. The hard truth is, you can’t defeat terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic, one that is underpinned by an ideology. You cannot win a war against terrorism. You win a war against the group that uses terrorism as a means to a political end. And you cannot win that fight unless you defeat the ideology that inspires them.

Today, the ideology behind 9/11 still inspires groups like al Qaeda and ISIS. Their ideology is the perversion of religious beliefs, but it is not that religion. It is the manipulation of young men and women, but it is not of their ethnicity or nationality. It feeds off hatred and despair instead of embracing love and hope. It wants a world where American values are questioned, where we distrust our neighbors, where our society cannot celebrate our differences and our shared values at the same time. It is an ideology that holds in contempt the freedoms we embrace so fiercely: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We cannot give in to their ideology, not one inch. Americans stands for something, embodied in our own ideals of freedom and liberty. Despite all our faults and our failings, we have never stopped trying to create this more perfect Union. We have never stopped trying to help the world where we can. We have never stopped fighting for our beliefs in the face of evil.

We are one nation. We are one people. Not because of who we worship or what we look like, but because of what we believe. No one can take that away. E pluribus unum.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) 9/11 america freedom ideals ideology liberty september 11th terrorism united states usa http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2017/9/september-11th Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:17:59 GMT
The View from Old Rag http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/9/the-view-from-old-rag This was taken from the summit of Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. We started the 9 mile loop at 2:00 a.m. And climbed thousands of feet up, over boulders and through crevices, to reach the top by dawn. We watched the sunrise from the edge of the cliff as it slowly creeped over the Piedmont and touched the Blue Ridge Mountains. The hike was exhausting, but the chill of the air at the summit was invigorating.  The sight of the world before us made every footstep worth it.

 

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Old Rag Shenandoah blueridge hiking landscape mountain nature sunrise http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/9/the-view-from-old-rag Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:45:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Arlington http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-arlington Today is the final day in my Civil War remembrance exercise. For 7 days I have posted one photo of a haunting beautiful Civil War symbol that does not represent a morally divisive legacy, but instead one of healing – a symbol where Americans of all breeds fought and died to decide the future of a country and are now remembered for their sacrifice. May they rest in peace.

ArlingtonArlingtonToday is the final day in my Civil War remembrance exercise. For 7 days I have posted one photo of a haunting beautiful Civil War symbol that does not represent a morally divisive legacy, but instead one of healing – a symbol where Americans of all breeds fought and died to decide the future of a country and are now remembered for their sacrifice. May they rest in peace.

Day 7: Arlington, VA; Arlington National Cemetery. Home to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, occupied by the Union in 1861, and cemetery created in 1864. It is host to the souls of 16,000 Civil War dead - Union and Confederate. It is now the final resting place of over 400,000 Americans from every war since, a fitting tribute to the legacy of the Civil War and the reconciliation we as a nation still seek to this day.

Previous:
Gettysburg, PA; Battle of Gettysburg - 76,286 souls, largest battle in the Western Hemisphere.
Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls.
Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.
Day 7: Arlington, VA; Arlington National Cemetery. Home to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, occupied by the Union in 1861, and cemetery created in 1864. It is host to the souls of 16,000 Civil War dead - Union and Confederate. It is now the final resting place of over 400,000 Americans from every war since, a fitting tribute to the legacy of the Civil War and the reconciliation we as a nation still seek to this day.

Previous:
Gettysburg, PA; Battle of Gettysburg - 76,286 souls, largest battle in the Western Hemisphere.
Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls.
Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War history monument http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-arlington Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:45:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Gettysburg http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-gettysburg GettysburgGettysburgDay 6: Gettysburg, PA; Battle of Gettysburg - 76,286 souls, largest battle in the Western Hemisphere.

Previous:
Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls.
Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.
Day 6: Gettysburg, PA; Battle of Gettysburg - 76,286 souls, largest battle in the Western Hemisphere.

Previous:
Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls.
Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War battlefield history http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-gettysburg Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:45:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Chancellorsville http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-chancellorsville ChancellorsvilleChancellorsvilleDay 5: Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls.

Previous:
Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.
Day 5: Chancellorsville, VA; Battles of Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House - 90,285 souls.

Previous:
Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War battlefield history http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-chancellorsville Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:45:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Antietam http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-antietam AntietamAntietamDay 4: Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.

Previous:
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.
Day 4: Sharpsburg; MD, Battle of Antietam - 22,717 souls, single bloodiest day in American history.

Previous:
Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War battlefield history http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-antietam Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:45:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Bull Run http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-bull-run Bull RunBull RunDay 3: Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.

Previous:
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.
Day 3: Manassas, VA; First and Second Battles of Bull Run - 23,178 souls.

Previous:
Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.
Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War battlefield history http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-bull-run Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:30:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Monocacy http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-monocacy MonacacyMonacacyDay 2: Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.

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Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.
Day 2: Monocacy Junction, MD; Battle of Monocacy - 2,194 souls.

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Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War battlefield history http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/8/civil-war-remembrance-monocacy Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:30:00 GMT
Civil War Remembrance-Harpers Ferry http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/6/civil-war-remembrance-day-one For the next 7 days I will post one photo a day of a haunting beautiful Civil War symbol that does not represent a morally divisive legacy, but instead one of healing – a symbol where Americans of all breeds fought and died to decide the future of a country and are now remembered for their sacrifice.

Harpers FerryHarpers FerryDay 1. For the next 7 days I will post one photo a day of a haunting beautiful Civil War symbol that does not represent a morally divisive legacy, but instead one of healing – a symbol where Americans of all breeds fought and died to decide the future of a country and are now remembered for their sacrifice.

Today: Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

Day One: Harpers Ferry, WV; Battle of Harpers Ferry - 789 souls.

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(Jacob Breach Photography) Civil War battlefield history http://www.jacobbreachphotography.com/blog/2015/6/civil-war-remembrance-day-one Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:24:00 GMT