Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

The flag of the United States is not only a symbol of freedom. It is also a symbol of strength and resolve. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the flag was up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Below are some shots that I took in various Mississippi cities. We have shown strength and resolve and the rebuilding is at a frenetic pace now.

D'Iberville Mississippi, October 2005

Biloxi Mississippi, October 2005

Gulfport Mississippi, December 2005

Long Beach Mississippi, January 2006

Bay St Louis, Mississippi, June 2006

The flag, in the midst of the debris and smashed houses, was a bright spot of hope. And it remains a symbol of hope to us in Mississippi. It also a symbol of hope to millions of oppressed around the world. Long may she wave.


Beth said...

Beautiful, Karen. A picture tells a thousand words!

seawitch said...


cehwiedel said...

You have done a wonderful job of photojournalism for the Gulf Coast, and I would like to encourage you to continue... I would also like to use the photo of D'Iberville as the banner illustration for the 26 July 2007 edition of the "Carnival of Hurricane Relief." Keep on keepin' on. (It would be great if you could return to some of these locations, take photographs from the same vantage and post the pairs side-by-side.)

seawitch said...


Sadly, none have really changed. The only exception is the photo from Gulfport. My brother's neighborhood is beginning to rebuild. There is an upswing in rebuilding but it hasn't reached some areas.

Please do use the D'Iberville one.

Janice Jones said...


Thank you for this post. I work in Gulfport and am interested in obtaining some of these images for use in tourism publications. Could you contact me to discuss possible arrangements?