Thursday, December 13, 2012

Veteran's Day picture


Veteran's Day picture: A boy chained his bike to a tree and then went to fight WWI.
 
The tree is on Vashon Island, which is between Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.
 
 

6 comments:

OrbsCorbs said...

Impressive. Is that a bicycle tree or a tree bicycle?

legal stranger said...

Looks like a transporter malfunction.
The movie the fly also comes to mind.

Toad said...

Remarkable, and sad also.

Anonymous said...

What country was the boy from? The U.S. didn't enter WWI until 1917.

legal stranger said...

This picture has been around the internet a few times, I remember Vashon Island, Washington being credited with the picture.

Anonymous said...

The boy going to war in 1914 story is a myth. The true owner was tracked down and the story behind the bike was revealed. And by the way the bike was a small child's bike, not a kid in his mid to late teens eligible for going off to war.

This is an article about it:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Vashon-mystery-How-did-the-bike-become-embedded-in-the-tree-231947041.html