Many of you know that I measure the power of an image on how it goes to my heart, my core….how it makes my throat tight and my eyes burn just before tears come. This feeling, this memory is the inspiration for doing what I do. The same thing happens when I think about serviceman across the world doing what they do to protect the rights and life that I have grown to love. The same thing happens when I think about their families living a life without them for months/years at a time or living a life without them forever because they have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.
This photo today is of my Dad taken in South Korea in the mid-70’s by an Army photographer. This is a photo I’ve cherished since I was a child. I’ve turned it into black and white to hide damage, and I’ve cloned out holes from the tacks that I used to keep it on my bulletin board. My heartfelt thank you to all who have served and to their families in supporting them. Find a way to say thank you today and every day to these dedicated men and women.