Monday, May 28, 2012

"As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image That Continues to Haunt"

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"Taken by the photographer Todd Heisler from his 2005 award-winning series for The Rocky Mountain News, “Jim Comes Home” — which documents the return and burial of Second Lt. Jim Cathey of the Marines, who lost his life in Iraq — the photo shows his pregnant widow, Katherine, lying on an air mattress in front of his coffin. She’s staring at her laptop, listening to songs that remind her of Jim. Her expression is vacant, her grief almost palpable."

Read the rest here. It is reminiscent of another photo almost too painful to look upon.

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Remember those who have given all in the defense of their country, and remember, too, those they have left behind.


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