Mother Nature messed with me last night. I intended to take a cool shot of my boy’s face lit by fireworks at the local fireworks show for my entry, but it rained, and the show was cancelled. So, I went through my archives and found these shots. They were taken last July at Georgia National Cemetery. These folks show up at military funerals to honor fallen soldiers by displaying flags during the ceremony. It was 100 degrees (literally) that day, with no shade to speak of. But in talking to some of them afterwards, they said it’s a small, small sacrifice in comparison to the person they are there to honor. I completely agree.
As we celebrate our independence, may we never forget the sacrifices that make it possible.