Wednesday, November 14, 2007


An oak leaf hangs as it waits to fall to the ground. In the background is the trunk of the tree to which it clings.

I’m a couple of days late for Veteran’s Day, but I just learned that oak leaf clusters are a predominant motif in military awards. Valor. Fidelity to duty. All symbolized by the leaf of the oak tree.

Here’s a fascinating story of how one veteran earned his oak leaves.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing the link.

Wanda said...

Such a strong symbol! Another beautiful picture and story.