(Note: I meant “precedes,” but changing it now will break links)
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As if timing could make anything like what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday any more tragic, the shootings came within a week of Veteran’s Day here in the United States. I’m sure that the meaning of the holiday will be thrust to the forefront of the country’s consciousness, only to be drowned out by store-wide sales events again next year.
I took the photo above while attending a patriotic parade in Bentonville, Arkansas on the Saturday following September 11, 2001. I present it again as nothing more than an image supporting those who have served, those who have fallen, and those left behind by their loss.
And this time, what a heart-wrenching loss it was.