The following images are of the Philippine country side. On the island of Luzon, just a couple hours drive south of the capital city of Manila. Most photos were taken in the towns of Tagaytay or Tuy, in the city of Batangas.
A Day of Remembrance and Solidarity brought together local and state leaders to commemorate the loss of life on September 11, 2001, and in subsequent years, from victims and first responders, to soldiers and innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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