Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Chris Dacus
143 followers -
I'm a photographer and landscape architect that has been exploring the island of O'ahu for over 20 years.
I'm a photographer and landscape architect that has been exploring the island of O'ahu for over 20 years.

143 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
BRAIN SURGERY By Chris Dacus 7/15/2018 . You are probably curious like everyone about the word “brain surgery”. If those words don't scare you then pinch yourself, congratulations you're not human. Everyone is scared of  “Brain Surgery”. It's not for the me...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

4th of July FORGOTTEN VETERAN'S CHALLENGE
Honor our forgotten veterans found in our old cemeteries and on stone monuments. Visit your local cemetery and war memorials and write down some names. Then go online and discover your veteran's history and military service. Post online your discoveries with the hash tag #4thofJulyChallenge. This is a great way to honor our veterans. If you feel good after doing this, please make sure you share this post.

#4thofJulyChallenge #HonorForgottenVeteran #Veteran #WorldWarII #Vietnam
#revolutionary #Korea #WorldWarI #Iraq #Afganistan #Somalia

MY CHALLENGE:Honor a veteran from a forgotten era!

I decided this year to honor a veteran for July 4. But I was trying to think of how to honor veterans that was authentic for me. I love history.

I decided to go to a cemetery and war memorial and photograph a couple veterans tombstones then do some research. I took a photo of some gravestones with American flags and then researched them to see if I could find a little bit more about these veterans as my way to our honor those that fought and died so I could live in America.

Heres the story of:
Col. George L Prescott
Died before Petersburg, Virginia
June 19, 1864

Col. George L Prescott fought valiantly at Gettysburg under heavy fire at the Devil's Den region. Out of the 227 in action, the regiment lost 81, 22 were killed or mortally wounded. One of the wounded men was Brig. Gen. George Lincoln Prescott, and four of the letters in this archive surround his heroic death. A friend of Prescott writes on June 23, 1864:
Poor Col. Prescott has attested to the last, his fidelity and loyalty: the first one to fall, of the Staff past and present, of the 32nd - a devoted wife and little children will mourn his death, while our country can count another soldier in the list of the faithful.
Prior to becoming a soldier, Prescott was a lumber dealer. He enlisted as a capt. at the age of 31. He was commissioned into the 5th MA Inf. Co. C on May 1, 1861 and mustered out July 13, 1861. He was
commissioned into the 32nd MA Co. B as a capt. on October 31, 1861. Through a string of promotions he rose to the rank of brevet brig. gen. He was wounded at Gettysburg and Petersburg, but his wounds at Petersburg took his life. The Boston Daily Advertiser wrote, “No man ever had a more real command over his regiment. No man could carry his men farther. Where he went they would follow.” #civilwar #concord #petersburg #july4thChallenge

4th of July FORGOTTEN VETERAN'S CHALLENGE
Honor our forgotten veterans found in old cemeteries and written on stone monuments. Visit your local cemetery and war memorials and write down some names. Then go online and discover your veteran's history and military service. Post online your discoveries with the hash tag #4thofJulyChallenge. Now that’s the way to honor our veterans. If you feel good after doing this, please make sure you share this post.

#4thofJulyChallenge #HonorForgottenVeteran #Veteran #WorldWarII #Vietnam
#revolutionary #Korea #WorldWarI #Iraq #Afganistan #Somalia



https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36585480_10156640369633896_3755464208997679104_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=16ddb9dd9ee634aaa9f054eba0647056&oe=5BDFF624
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
MovingParkinsons.com: Media
MovingParkinsons.com: Media
movingparkinsons.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
**
Makapu'u morning.
Hawaii Unveiled
Hawaii Unveiled
hawaiiunveiled.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
BMT 2018 or bust!
Aloha BMT
Aloha BMT
alohabmt.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival 2016 by Chris Dacus Lantern Festival 2016 by  Chris Dacus Lantern Festival 2016 by  Chris Dacus Lantern Festival 2016 by  Chris Dacus Lantern Festival 2016 by  Chris Dacus Lantern Festival Ala Moana Regional Park, Island of O'ahu A differen...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
**
Midnight Sudbury Photo: Chris Dacus Midnight Sudbury Sudbury, Massachusetts Like a deer looking at headlights, time to get off the road!
Hawaii Unveiled
Hawaii Unveiled
hawaiiunveiled.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Ulupō

Ulupō Heiau overlooks Kawainui Marsh (Hawaiian for “The big water”). Kawainui Marsh is Hawaii’s largest remaining wetland encompassing 830 acres.

Ulupō Heiau is one of the oldest cultural sites on O`ahu and is the second-largest remaining heiau on the island. The oral history says that the heiau was constructed by menehune, who were mythical masters of stone work and engineering. The Ulupō Heiau is comprised of stones from as far away as Kualoa. The heiau is 140 feet by 180 feet and 30 feet high. Ulupō means “night inspiration” and may have been used as a luakini heaiu where human sacrifices occurred.

In 1972, Ulupō Heiau was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was listed on the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Places in 1981.
Photo

Post has attachment
Ulupō
Ulupo Heiau by Chris Dacus Ulupō  Ulupō Heiau overlooks Kawainui Marsh (Hawaiian for “The big
water”). Kawainui Marsh is Hawaii’s largest remaining wetland encompassing 830
acres. Ulupō Heiau is one of the oldest cultural sites on O`ahu and
is the second-la...
Hawaii Unveiled: Ulupō
Hawaii Unveiled: Ulupō
hawaiiunveiled.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded