Remember the iconic photo of the sailor and nurse kissing at the end of WWII? The photo became larger than life this weekend in San Diego. This tall statue now graces the waterside next to the USS Midway on the bay.
The little square photos of all branches of the services, men and women filled the mat. Look at this guy’s goggles.
It informs and reminds us that we owe respect and gratitude to those who made this kind of freedom celebration possible. Young people will hear and know about the heroes like Joe Kennedy. The memories will stand up to time, just as they should.
How about you? What reminds you to be grateful?
Photos are processed with Kim Klassen’s Downton Abbey textures Mary, Sybil, Anna, and Isobel.
Here’s the original photo.
And the statue in black and white: