Remembering Hurricane Katrina: 10th anniversary photo submissions

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AOL.COM is commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on people and towns across the Southeast, from New Orleans to Bolixi, and more.

We will feature the personal stories of lives impacted through pictures of the items people fought to salvage and save. Today, we are inviting you to share those stories of your loss.

See photo examples of saved artifacts and belongings below:
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Remembering Hurricane Katrina: 10th anniversary photo submissions
ST. BERNARD, LA - SEPTEMBER 14: Religous artifacts hang covered with debris on a cork board above where a hospital bed used to sit in a room at the St. Rita's Nursing Home September, 14, 2005 in St. Bernard, Louisiana. The owners of St. Rita's Nursing home, Mable and Salvador Mangano, were formally charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide after they allegedly failed to evacuate patients at the home prior to Hurricane Katrina. Thirty-four people died after they drown in the rising flood waters. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - SEPTEMBER 12: A few spared artifacts are seen among the ruins at Beauvoir, the historic Jefferson Davis home September 12, 2005 in Biloxi, Mississippi. The home withstood Hurricane Camille's damaging surf, but buckled under the strength of Katrina. (Photo by Marianne Todd/Getty Images)
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, NOV. 3-6 **A 1960's era recording of President John F. Kennedy's speeches lies molding in the afternoon sun in Pass Christian, Miss., Oct. 18, 2005. The rare album was on of the artifacts housed at the beach front office of the Pass Christian Historical Society, which was destroyed by the winds and water of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)
** FOR USE SUNDAY, AUG. 29, 2010 AND THEREAFTER ** In this Aug. 25, 2010 picture, Michael Ginart poses with vestments belonging to his late uncle, Rev. Arthur Ginart, that were recovered near the Hurricane Katrina-damaged St. Nicholas of Myra church in the Lake Catherine community of New Orleans. Rev. Ginart, known as "Father Red" to his flock of mostly fishermen and trappers, remains missing and is presumed to have drowned after he chose not to evacuate from the church in advance of the hurricane. Only a few of his belongings have ever been recovered. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, NOV. 3-6 **Debris and artifacts are mixed together on the grounds of the Pass Christian Historical Society in Pass Christian, Miss., Oct. 18, 2005. The building, located a couple hundred yards from the beach and Gulf waters was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, NOV. 3-6 **Piles of files, photographs, and historical documents dot the floor of what was the home of what was the Pass Christian Historical Society office in Pass Christian, Miss., Oct. 18, 2005. Spread out to dry and hopefully minimize the molding and deterioration, these treasures of the community's history were destroyed when the vault in the background failed to keep out Hurricane Katrina's waters from its surge. The damage extended along the shore, with every home, business or church destroyed or heavily damaged. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, NOV. 3-6 **A copy of a weekly newspaper detailing the fallout from Hurricane Camille, dries out as does an old police court docket on the floor of the Pass Christian Historical Society building in Pass Christian, Miss., Oct. 18, 2005. Hurricane Katrina's waters destroyed many of the historical items stored in the building's vault. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)
BILOXI, MS - SEPTEMBER 6: A 'Big Mouth Billy Bass' lays in debris after Hurricane Katrina plowed through the area destroying many homes September 6, 2005 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Residents continue to salvage belongings in the devastated area along the coast line. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - SEPTEMBER 6: A picture lays in debris after Hurricane Katrina plowed through the area destroying many homes September 6, 2005 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Residents continue to salvage belongings in the devastated area along the coast line. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BILOXI, MS - SEPTEMBER 6: A statue sits in the rubble after Hurricane Katrina plowed through the area destroying many homes September 6, 2005 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Residents continue to salvage belongings in the devastated area along the coast line. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, UNITED STATES: Robert Martinez and his sister Emily collects some belongings from thie devastated house 14 September 2005, after visiting it for the first time since she left 17 days ago before Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Handfuls of people trickled back into wounded New Orleans, as foul waters that claimed the city two weeks ago retreated, exposing miles of deserted and ruined homes.AFP PHOTO/Menahem KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 14: Leroy Fair Jr. enters his ruined home on Tupelo St. in New Orleans' lower Ninth Ward to salvage whatever he can of his possessions on his first day back since Hurricane Katrina hit on Aug. 29, a little over six weeks ago. Mold has crept up the walls and across a calendar featuring a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fair is currently living in Houston, Tex., and says that, like many evacuees, he doesn't plan to return to the Big Easy. (Photo by Linda Rosier/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 21: Larry Reddick looks at family photographs that he salvaged from a water damaged photo album that he found in his home in the Lower Ninth Ward February 21, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hurricane Katrina ravaged Ninth Ward is still mostly without power and a majority of the homes are uninhabitable as the city begins celebrating Mardi Gras. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Today, AOL.com is putting a call-out to users and inviting them to share the stories of their loss.

Please submit picture of items you saved from Katrina's destruction for a feature on AOL.com about the legacy of Hurricane Katrina for stories marking the 10th anniversary of the storm.

Email your photo and a short, informational caption to 10thanniversarysubmissions@teamaol.com.

Submission period will close at 10AM EST on August 28th.

Suggested photo guidelines:
  • Clear image, shows what the item is
  • Taken on a digital camera or with a high-resolution cellphone camera
  • Meaningful subject matter
  • Send full-size image if possible
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