Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On Leave

Every time I see a picture of a man in uniform, especially if it's from the World War 2 era, I wonder if it was the last time he was photographed. The odds are this sailor returned from the war, got a job, got married, and fathered a couple of kids. But with over 400,000 American war dead, this photograph might have been the final keepsake of a gold star mother.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I do the same thing. Especially when I see a young man with the love of his life cuddling up to him. Was that the last time she ever saw him? Did he come home? Etc. Glad I am not alone in this