#MemorialDay: Two defining images you should never forget

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

After seeing these two images on Twitter yesterday, I figured the old saying “A picture is worth 1,000 words” most definitely applied, although with these two in particular many of us could go on a lot longer than 1,000 words.

First one via @NikkiBama:

Memorial Day

Never forget the fallen.

Second via @Neal_Dewing:

Memorial Day

There are no words.

Please take the time today to remember in your thoughts and prayers those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and also those who loved them and who still grieve for them. The military, their families, and their combined sacrifices are the reasons we get to enjoy the freedoms we do every day. Which is why we should never forget what they’ve given up. And not just today, but every day. **==

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6 Responses to “#MemorialDay: Two defining images you should never forget”


  1. Lady Penguin says:

    One can’t look at the pictures without getting tears in their eyes.

  2. Carlos says:

    They fought and died so our Chump-in-Chief could take those very same freedoms away from us. Mostly by executive order, and with the complicit help of an effete Congress more interested in re-election and lining their pockets and the pockets of friends than paying the necessary costs for freedom.

  3. WarEagle82 says:

    I have some of the rifle shell casings and a set of my father’s medals and his casualty report to remember him. Memorial Day is not much of a day for celebration for me. I remember sitting next to my father’s grave as a child and crying. And I long for the day when no children will mourn the loss of a father and no wives will mourn the loss of a husband and no parents will mourn the loss of a child…

    “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” — Isaiah 2:4 & Micah 4:3

  4. Nice posting … linking this to my sidebar “Blog Item Finder.”


  5. Jack Adams says:

    Sister Toldjah,

    The first image was taken by a photographer named Todd Heisler for his award winning series “Final Salute”, and while it is powerful, it is not the most powerful image in the series.

    Warning! Have tissues handy when you pull up the link.

  6. Thank you ST. Thank you Jack Adams also for introducing me to Mr. Heisler’s FINAL SALUTE series.

    These will be the pictures I’ll remember as I cry myself to sleep tonight, praying for the souls lost for my freedom, and their families. I am truly touched.