I was supposed to post this with my group Project #52 on Tuesday but I wanted to wait until today because I knew what I wanted to photograph. Today is Memorial Day, which is a U.S. holiday that pays tribute to all the service men and women that lost their lives during military service. For myself and most Americans it is a day to honor and celebrate all the men and women who protect and serve our country, which for me is much more fitting. I can’t think of too many other things to be more grateful for than these men and women who sacrifice so much to serve their country.
My mom, my sister, my aunt, and myself took the opportunity today to visit the New Albany National Cemetery, which lays to rest veterans from 7 different battles, as well as the cemetery where several family members are buried including my dad. It was a humbling experience standing in the National Cemetery and I couldn’t help but feeling overwhelmed with gratitude.
It was a wonderful day to pay tribute to not only the men and woman who have served our country but our loved ones as well.