'Robert took this photograph at a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan, capturing the silence and solemnity of a hero-ramp ceremony. Just fallen in combat, draped in an American flag, a soldier passes through a cordon of comrades. This is a moment of secrets kept, for only his warrior brothers and sisters know that he is gone. It will be some time before his wife gasps with the news. His parents and children haven't yet been informed. Only later will they know that 200 souls wept here w
Karas Ogelsby , Daniel Ogelsby: Daniel Ogelsby at at Ft. Carson, in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Lt. Ogelsby gave her hug and gently sent her back to her mom until the end of the ceremony. Approximately 55 Ft. Carson soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th I.D., returned from Southwest Asia on Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
World War II veteran Robert Harris, 90, of Fort Valley, Ga., places his hand on his chest during the singing of the national anthem at a ceremony where Harris and nine fellow WWII veterans were awarded the French Legion of Honor by the Consul General of France, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Atlanta. The Legion of Honor is the highest distinction France can award to a citizen or foreigner. The veterans honored fought on French territory as part of the liberation of the country from Nazi Germany.
While you carry a purse, she carries a 65lb rucksack. While you shop with your girlfriends, she cleans her rifle with her battle buddies. When you wear heels, she wears her combat boots. Instead of the make-up that you wear on your face to make yourself look pretty, she paints her face for camouflage. While you kiss your husband goodbye for the day, she kisses hers goodbye for the year. Don't forget about the women who serve our country and protect our freedom! God bless our troops!