Tuesday, June 09, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " U "


Today is again ABC Wednesday and the letter is " U ".
" U "
stands for United Nations. While we were in Haiti in 2006 the United Nations peace keeping force had a very active presence.
There was a lot of violence surrounding elections and economic failure. Their presence gave us some sense of security while there.
Enlarging this shot will really show the men and their guns.
Be sure to check out what others are posting for ABC Wednesday.
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30 comments:

Babooshka said...

I actually can't think of a better U to aspire too. I wish we could all be united as nations. Maybe one day.
Excellent post and thank you for playing in Denise's absence.

Grace and Bradley said...

I remember the time that UN was present at Haiti. I am glade at least they kept you safe over there.

foto CHIP said...

Good to have UN in such situations. I would want UN to do much more and more effective :)

Wanda said...

Perfect photo for U. BTW how does one get involved in ABC Wednesday. I so enjoy the ones I follow.

Have a Great Day !

Wanda

Carol said...

This is a great U post....Oh that we could have peace everywhere...

Janie said...

That must have been a scary time to be in Haiti. I'm glad the UN forces were there to keep a lid on things.

Olivier said...

il fallait y penser, bonne idée. C'est un "U" très important pour la paix dans le monde.
it was necessary to think of it, good idea. It is very important "U" for peace in the world.

Gordon said...

It must have been un-nerving being there at such a time. The UN vehicle and soldiers look like they mean business.

jay said...

That's an interesting 'U' post! I didn't remember that they were in Haiti, but it sounds like a good thing that they were.

Ruth said...

That really is a terrific shot with him giving the thumbs up.

So much turmoil for too long in Haiti. Don's sister works for a mission there.

Roger Owen Green said...

I considered the UN for my U post, actually. I have one friend who works there and another who used to. Maybe next time through.

Marie Reed said...

My goodness! What a thought provoking U! Why were you in Haiti at that time?

Faye Pekas said...

Great use of the U :)

I love the post before this one. Of course Edge-y is a word. How else can you describe that great shot.

Mara said...

A good choice for U. Hopefully one day the UN forces won't be necessary anymore, but until then...

RuneE said...

A very appropriate U. They try to do a very important job, but they don't always get the support and resources that they deserve and need.

kml said...

Hopefully all were kept safe. Great post!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

strange seeing UN instead of US!

Joy said...

What a shame it is such a troubled part of the world. Hurray for the blue hats keeping you safe.

CG said...

How interesting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all nations could be united, one day?

TSannie said...

What a perfect U! I never can think of good words for whatever letter we're on. United Nations is just perfect!

Reader Wil said...

It's a great "U"! Thanks for reminding us to this force of the United Nations.

Beverly said...

A good photo, although I'm not a fan of the UN.

Moi said...

hmmmm.....

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice looking shot. Works well for U.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments you always leave.

Q said...

Great photo for u...
may we have peace...
Sherry

magiceye said...

hope the day is not far when all the nations will be united truly!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! great shot. I see one soldier giving you the thumbs up too.

kRiZ cPEc said...

guess it's one of your unforgettable trips - who'd travel to places where atmosphere was that tense without UN peace keeping force's presence? :)

Karyn said...

good choice for u. Great photos this week!

Merisi said...

What better word than "United"?
Excellent shot of brave people.