Wednesday, October 28, 2009

As the war in Afghanistan seems to linger on with no end in sight, I had to photograph yet another memorial for a fallen Marine. Staff Sgt. Aaron Taylor was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan in early October. It really brings the war home and makes it seem more tangible when you see fellow Marines breaking down and acting like human beings. Death is a terrible thing to have to deal with, especially when you have a young, smart, energetic guy who was taken at such a young age. Folks, the economy is in the tank, our healthcare sucks, Glenn Beck will always run his mouth too much, but please remember there are real people with families and friends dying for our country every day.

1 comment:

Running Fool said...

Thank you for the reality check Sandy. As always your pictures capture the essence of the story in powerful and compassionate images. Well done on this most important story.