The all important three day weekend. Sales on mattresses and big screen TV’s. Beach, sun, the start of summer.
I am rather quiet on these days. You see, there is another reason for this holiday.
Long forgotten in the lowered prices, special discounts and overstocked beer coolers.
I will never forget. Ever.
Below is the uncle I never met. He fought in Europe and was one of the second groups to hit Normandy a few days after the D-Day Invasion. He never left France, and will remain a part of that place forever. The French have always been so wonderfully… respectful… of the men and women that fought for them. Really. I am sure he would have like it to come home to Joplin and rest near the corn fields and coal mines that dot the landscape around my mother’s old town.
My mom kept this picture in her wallet until the day she died. He was never forgotten.
He didn’t pitch a fit. He didn’t cry or whine or set up a tent on Wall Street. He did what had to be done.
Also known as Don Giannatti, photography has been the focus of my life for most of my adult years. I have written three books for Amherst Media (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: keyword 'don giannatti'. Lighting Essentials is my flagship blog and ezine with a slightly different slant than most photography related blogs. If you are interested in becoming a better photographer, check out www.project52.org. Thanks for visiting.
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