Memorial Day, 2013

May 27, 2013 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Image #1 for Memorial Day, 2013
Steve Ruark—AP
Marines Capt. Daniel B. Bartle, front left case, Capt. Nathan R. McHone, back left case, Master Sgt. Travis W. Riddick, front center case, Cpl. Joseph D. Logan, back center case, Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, front right case, and Cpl. Jesse W. Stites, back right case, Jan. 23, 2012.

"With troops dying on distant battlefields in wars increasingly out of the public eye, photographs of the simple transfer ceremony on the tarmac at Dover offer all of us a chance to pause, to recognize men and women who were deserving of a future, and who gave what Abraham Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion." The dignified transfers are one step in a fallen service member's long journey home. Viewing the photos and remembering the people inside those caskets can be one small part in our role as a grateful nation."

Full post with slideshow: Honoring the Fallen: One Photographer's Witness to 490 Dignified Transfers

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