Monday, May 25, 2009

Lest We Not Forget

The following text and images were from an email a friend forwarded to me. It seems appropriate to use these images to honor those who fell for us and our country. One day a year to honor those who serve just isn't enough. Wear something blue every Friday to continue the honor...

International Picture of the Year Here are two very touching photos honored this year

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First Place

Todd Heisler

The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac.

During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful: 'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane , watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds , knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home , ' he said 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should..'

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Second Place

Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

The night before the burial of her husband's body , Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket , asking to sleep next to his body for the last time The Marines made a bed for her , tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep , she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat , ' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it , ' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted.'

3 comments:

Pouty Lips said...

I can't see the pictures :( My blogger must be broked.

smith kaich jones said...

Me neither. It's a conspiracy.

Paula Scott said...

It must be a conspiracy! I checked viewing it on two different computers and was able to see the images.
Susan (Pouty Lips) was able to see it after doing something with her computer settings.
If anyone else has that problem, try fiddling with your settings and if that doesn't work, email me and I will forward the email to you!
I think it's worth the effort.

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