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A Renewal of Faith in the Graveyard

A Moment of Contact Can Restore Our Faith in Human Goodness

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DAD

A Memorial Day Tribute

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A Soldier Writes Home

My dad’s first letter home to my mom on Sept. 2, 1942.

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They Sacrificed; I Honor, Remember and Think

‘Tweenager’ remembers eras of respect and disrespect for veterans

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Honoring Fallen Military Members

By Helping The Living

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In Honor of Our Heroes

A tribute to America’s Armed Forces for Memorial Day

Photo by Anita Lesko, NAS Pensacola, Barrancas National Cemetery 2000

For seven years I was a military aviation photojournalist. On Memorial Day 2000 I was at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Barrancas National Cemetery. As I was walking back to my vehicle, this young Marine caught my eye. He was walking along the headstones with a very solemn expression. I watched him for quite some time. I could feel what he must have been thinking. I felt quite overwhelmed and wanted to capture that moment. I found a quote by an unknown author which suits this photo:

“In Honor of Our Heroes, to those who fight for it, freedom has a special flavor the protected will never know.” — Unknown


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So Sad, the Unwilling Soldier(for my dad Drafted into the Vietnam War ‘63-’64)

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Taps from the Arizona

A Memorial Day Tribute to an Old Marine

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Memorial Day Is Not A Holiday

It is a day of remembrance.

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To those that made our world today

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