Memorial Day, 2013

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Today, Memorial Day in the United States, is the day, one of the days, when we formally honor those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We thank them for their service and may they rest in peace. And, may all of us that benefited from their sacrifice enjoy peace as well.

The photo below is one of the most moving images I have ever seen. It shows Mary McHugh mourning the death of her fiance, Sgt. James Regan at “Section 60″ of the Arlington National Cemetery May 27, 2007. Regan, a US Army Ranger, was killed by an IED explosion in Iraq. When Presidents and members of Congress are considering sending our men and women into a war, they should be required to look at this photograph. Here is the story behind the photo, which was taken by John Moore.

Mary McHugh mourns her fiance. Photo by John Moore
Mary McHugh mourns her fiance. Photo by John Moore.


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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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