Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Matters: One Last Tribute



Couldn't close the door on Memorial Day without sharing this picture with all of you. I had saved it carefully to use with my last post, then couldn't access the photo because I was out of town. So I am accessing it now. And making sure you get to access it, too.

I love this reunion picture for three reasons:

1. It reminds me very much of the daughter of one of my dearest friends. (Can you see the resemblance, Linda?) 
2. It reminds me of motherhood, my favorite subject. 
3. It reminds me to be grateful for every sacrifice made by those who serve our country. And their children.

If I could, I'd give her a 21-gun salute. And all of her compatriots, too.

13 comments:

Jill said...

That picture just about takes me breath away.

Fiauna said...

Yes, i definitely believe there is a generation of us for whom Memorial Day means the first day of camping. Such a shame.

Becky said...

Wow, that is a powerful pic. Thanks for sharing.

KC Mom said...

Love this picture too! Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day.

Momza said...

tears. lump in the throat.

jen said...

Thanks for another reminder. I feel bad that I haven't responded to your request. I haven't been online for a few days. Pick something you love from their line and surprise me. I love surprises.

em said...

sob. how can you not sob looking at that picture. it tugs at my heart.

K2cole said...

Wow - a picture is truly worth a thousand words!

Thanks for sharing it.

Lisa Loo said...

Amen!

Natalie said...

I have no words, just tears.

SnarkyMama said...

A picture truly is worth a thousand words....how beautiful!

Ferren said...

The photo is a beautiful tribute to all those who serve but especially to the mothers who make such sacrifices.

Danette said...

This picture is good enough to be on the cover of Time magazine. Nothing else needs to be said--it's incredible!

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