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Began my photography career as most people do...the highschool yearbook. Upon graduation I attended the US Naval Photography School in Pensacola Fla. After getting a qualification in basic photography and then later attending their Portrait School,was assigned to a military operation. Experiences included USO photography for Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Kathy Lee Crosby and Wayne Newton.Have also had the opportunity for travel assignments to places such as Beruit, Israel, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain and England. Upon exiting the Navy in 1984,opened up a Tanning Salon and Health Club in Oxford,Ohio and began photographing weddings, all as a vehicle to fund my way through college. I enjoy travel, sports photography, special event and Cincinnati Reds photography. I am frequently contracted as a sports photographer by parents, sports teams, and organizations,throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio areas, to provide the highest quality sports photography, both on an individual and team basis.

September 11, 2011

9/11...We Were All Americans!

Today marks the 10 years anniversary of the terroristic attacks on the United States, simply referred to as “9/11″ or our generations “Pearl Harbor”

The common question for the past 7 days, both in media and from associates has been, “Do you remember where you were or what you were doing on that day?”

Well, I think you’d be hard pressed to find an individual that doesn’t remember everything about that day.

My reply, this past week has been, “Of course I do. But what really stands out to me, more than anything else, were the days following the attacks”

I remember, that for the first few weeks, after the attacks, people being nicer to each other.

I remember kindness, patience, consideration and an overall attitude of servitude toward our fellow-man.

I was born in 1963, and for the first time in my life, I lived in a country where there was no race, no black and white.

I lived in a world where there were no rich or poor, haves or have not.

There were no Democrats or Republicans.

I lived in a world where we all had time for our families and appreciated all that God had blessed us with, taking nothing for granted.

Despite the incredible tragedy that our country had just lived through, America was one of the nicest places to live and everyone acted and treated one another as I believe God had intended for us to treat each other.

But just as time heals all wounds, scars fade and the pain becomes a distant memory

It’s a shame that we had to be united by a common enemy in such an evil way.

But what I remember most about that time, ten years ago, is that for a short time, we were all Americans, and proud of it.

Posted by Monroe Ohio photographer Vincent Rush, Cincinnati Sports Photography and Dayton Sports Photography of Monroe Ohio. Vince Rush can be contacted by phone at (877) 858-6295 or by email at vrush@rushintl.com or visit http://CincinnatiSportsPhotography.com Check out my about.me profile!

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