Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, May 27, 2013 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

"An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in honor of Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in honor of Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Sgt. First Class Michelle Lowes of the New Hampshire Army National Guard high fives a fan after singing 'God Bless America' during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Sgt. First Class Michelle Lowes of the New Hampshire Army National Guard high fives a fan after singing ‘God Bless America’ during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The sun sets in front of the left field Pavilion Club at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013."

“The sun sets in front of the left field Pavilion Club at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013.”

"The Coca-Cola deck is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013."

“The Coca-Cola deck is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013.”

"Fans are shown in the right field bleachers as the sun sets during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013."

“Fans are shown in the right field bleachers as the sun sets during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, May 27, 2013.”

A return to normalcy after a crazy game on Sunday. Here are a few Memorial Day features from Fenway Park. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers.

“An American flag covers the Green Monster during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday, May 28, 2012 before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.”

“Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino talks with former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday, May 28, 2012 before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.”

“Former Boston Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday, May 28, 2012 before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.”

“Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront delivers during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzales slides into home plate during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks throws to first during the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here’s a few from this year’s Memorial Day ceremonies and action at Fenway Park. We caught a beautiful day for baseball, and the Red Sox pulled through with a solid win.

When you shoot the same event every day, it’s important to constantly challenge yourself to find different ways to make it look interesting. I tried to mix things up a bit yesterday. This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I’m settling in to shooting from the seats more and more as the season goes on. There’s somer really interesting frames to be made. I like the juxtaposition of game action and fan activity. I think I’m going to try to explore that more going forward.

Circle Of The Immortals.

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Between Memorial Day 2009 and Memorial Day 2010, ten soldiers with substantial ties to Maryland were killed while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Yesterday, they were honored at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Maryland.

I’m satisfied with this video that I shot and edited. There are a few parts of the ceremony I wish I had shot differently and I think I could have edited some of the transitions more smoothly.

24 hours after, however, I find myself reflecting on the day itself rather than on my own work.

This ceremony was a lot to take in, yet several details have occupied my thoughts.

First is Mr. Donald Bohle. His 29-year old son, Sergeant 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, was killed in Afghanistan just last September, yet the pride and composure with which he spoke and carried himself throughout the day was inspiring.

Secondly, soldiers, families of the deceased, spectators, media, young children, and war veterans were all in attendance. It’s not often that one finds such a diverse crowd gathered in the same place. Yet despite this rare mix of people, there was a profound sense of togetherness that filled the garden’s Circle of the Immortals.

We’re extremely lucky to have the freedom to express our thoughts and ideas. I was reminded yesterday that it’s because of these brave men and women who serve our country that we are able to do so.

As a student and a journalist, I’m grateful for their defense of freedom and humbled by their sacrifices.