Their Names...Inscribed

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© Laura Boston-Thek
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Today while you gather with friends and family, making burgers and having cold drinks.....Please take a moment to think about those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, past and present. Say a small prayer, sending loving thoughts, whatever you believe to those currently serving in lands far from home and the families whose hearts await their safe return.

Today and always they are in my heart.

The photo above I captured in Normandy France while working for the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division. I was tasked to travel with a group of Soldiers as they performed Memorial day ceremonies through out the country. In this image we are standing on the bluff above Omaha beach, reading the names of 1st Infantry Division soldiers who died there in WWII. I think the steady rain, hid most of our tears.

God bless and keep them all.

24 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (31 May 2010):

    FABULOUS and poignant at the same time!

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (31 May 2010):

    Amazing composition. The raw emotion is tangible. Well done.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (31 May 2010):

    great shot!!!!!!!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • David McCrillis

    David McCrillis gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    This is a great tribute photo Laura

  • Barri Olson

    Barri Olson gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    Very powerful photograph

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    Wow, Laura. This really pulls at my heart. Well done, and voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (7 Jun 2010):

    ...and it's still one of my all time favorite JPG pics.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2010):


  • Maxim D

    Maxim D gave props (13 Jun 2010):

    Excellent capture of people's emotions!

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    This is so powerful and striking laura, fabulous image - first class!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    This is excellent,photography as well as a moving reminder of heroes past...

  • Anna Pfenniger

    Anna Pfenniger gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    The graininess and color tones perfectly match the emotion of this picture. Fantastic!

  • Sílvia Dias

    Sílvia Dias gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    This is so deep and emotional... Great shot!

  • Stefanie Calkins Wolfe

    Stefanie Calkins Wolfe (Deleted) said (15 Jul 2010):

    What a beautiful image…as many of yours are.

  • Tim Glass

    Tim Glass said (21 Jul 2010):

    This is a great image! Nicely done.

  • Dom. D

    Dom. D (Deleted) said (27 Jul 2010):

    So intense!

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    omg thats fabulous and moving

  • Akshath Abel

    Akshath Abel (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2010):

    Beautiful Photo!

  • Hannah MItchell

    Hannah MItchell gave props (26 Nov 2010):

    This is so amazing. And inspirational.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Laura, this is perhaps the most powerful image of patriotism that I have ever seen. The pain in the expressions of the soldiers is so real, and penetrates the soul. Fantastic capture.

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (27 Aug 2011):

    So very well done.

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